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What Are the Different Types of Lip Balm Flavor?

Britt Archer
Britt Archer

Lip balm is a product designed to cover the lips in a protective coating, aimed at stopping the damaging effects of winter winds and summer sun. Some consumers want their beauty products to perform double duty, making sure it tastes good while providing the necessary moisture for their lips to remain healthy. Types of lip balm flavor include so many different varieties that there is almost sure to be one that will appeal to everyone, including fruit flavors, vanilla, coffee, almond, bubble gum, peppermint and rum, to name just a few.

Choosing lip balm involves the consideration of a number of factors, such as the wide price margin among different brands, the quality of the product, and the lip balm flavor. Another consideration is ease of application, which is largely a personal preference. Lip balms are packaged in either a small, round pot or a similar tin container for fingertip application, or in tubes that contain an application wand, which will keep fingertips clean.

Petroleum jelly, which can be used to make lip balm.
Petroleum jelly, which can be used to make lip balm.

With all the ready-made lip balms that are widely available, some people still enjoy the process of making lip balm at home, allowing them to concoct their own lip balm flavoring. Lip balm flavor can enhance a homemade product by adding a personal touch, especially if the homemade lip balm is intended as a gift or as a token of appreciation. A lip balm formula can utilize petroleum jelly as a base, although some people find this concoction too greasy. Other formulas rely on honey or beeswax. Whichever base is chosen, the lip balm flavor is the maker’s choice.

When making lip balm wax can be melted in a metal measuring cup on the stove.
When making lip balm wax can be melted in a metal measuring cup on the stove.

Some people also like to make their own lip balm because they want to be sure of its contents and avoid any extra chemical additives or ingredients they are not comfortable putting on their lips. Making flavored lip balm requires heating the base ingredient, such as beeswax, on a stove in a measuring cup, with the measuring cup placed in a pan of water. One of the final steps is to add the essential oil or other ingredient that will provide the lip balm flavor. Numerous sources are available for mail order that deliver the essential oils, the beeswax or other base and even the tins and tubes.

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Discussion Comments

andee

Kids also love flavored lip balm! You can order some really unique flavors online and have fun making up your own signature flavors.

Most kids love the fruit flavors such as watermelon, orange and strawberry. You can get really creative and mix all three for a great citrus taste.

Cotton candy and bubble gum are two other favorites in our family. You can also find colored tubes to pour the lip balm in with matching caps. Pink always seems to disappear the fastest.

Mykol

If you ever start making your own lip balm, you won't buy it from the store again. It is so economical to make and you do not need to any kind of chemicals or preservatives.

You can add a few drops of Vitamin E that will work as a natural preservative, but with the beeswax, that is not really necessary.

I order several different sized and colors of lip balm containers from an online supplier. You can make a tube of lip balm for just a few cents on the dollar, and that includes the container too.

John57

I know most men prefer a natural lip balm with no flavor added, but I love to have flavoring in my lip balm. Two of the most popular flavor are strawberry and cherry, but there are many more flavors to choose from.

If you make your own lip balm, you can add flavorings and essential oils and mix and match to be as creative as you want to be.

One of my favorites is to combine spearmint and lemon. I love the taste of lemon and just a little bit of spearmint really adds some kick without being too powerful.

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    • Petroleum jelly, which can be used to make lip balm.
      By: blueee
      Petroleum jelly, which can be used to make lip balm.
    • When making lip balm wax can be melted in a metal measuring cup on the stove.
      By: GraphicHead
      When making lip balm wax can be melted in a metal measuring cup on the stove.
    • Lip balm, regardless of flavor, helps retain moisture and prevents drying.
      By: Artem Furman
      Lip balm, regardless of flavor, helps retain moisture and prevents drying.