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  • Lip Balm Too Sticky

    Posted by Miche on October 20, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Hi everyone! I’m working on creating a vegan lip balm with the ingredients below. It glides on nicely, but almost immediately feels very sticky - any ideas what it could be? Thanks!

    Coconut Oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil
    Castor Oil
    Olive Wax
    Coca Butter
    Candelilla Wax
    Castor Wax
    Mango Seed Butter

    Natural Flavor Oil
    Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ replied 4 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • mikethair

    October 20, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Go back and look closely at your oils and waxes and their relative percentages/proportions. Research the characteristics of each ingredient and identify those that have a “sticky” feel.

    Then do a series of formulations with different propositions and record the results in Excel.

    Have others try these, and then validate your own conclusions.

    It’s a long, time-consuming process.


    October 22, 2023 at 9:58 am

    You could save time and cost by doing a knockout starting with Stevia

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