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In my quest to go as "natural" as possible, I'm phasing out all products I used to make with pre-made bases (This will not apply to my sugar bubbles because frankly, I have no desire to learn how to make whipped soap, but that's another day, another post...) I admitted used a pre-made lip base in the past, and frankly, I wasn't that pleased with it. It was a little too Chapstick-y for my taste. I wanted more of a butter-nothing too greasy, but not waxy either. So I scoured all my favorite DIY b&b blogs for a recipe I could build on, and I think I found one that I can live with.
The main ingredient in my formula is mango butter. I really love this butter. It reminds me of shea in its texture, but to me, it's not as heavy. I've also got some new flavors. Some are very conventional like Mint Truffle, but then I have one that is totally bizarre-Dill Pickle. I kid you not, this stuff smells like a real pickle! Personally I love dill pickles, and when I saw this offered as a flavor oil, I could not pass it up. Another change that I made was to not color these new lippies. They were totally unnecessary since they did not stain your lips in any way. I've also color-coded the labels as closely as I could so that the color of the label represented the flavor. I've been slow to add all 12 flavors to my shops, but I'm getting there...Dill Pickle, renamed In A Pickle, is definitely already listed!