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Hi everyone!

I'm working on adding a line of vegan, naturally sweetened lip balms to my shop. Because I'm going the vegan route, this means I can't use honey as a sweetener and I'd prefer to use something natural and organic, like agave nectar. I tried a recipe last night where I used agave nectar instead of honey and (because it's water based) I couldn't incorporate the agave into the mixture. Does anyone have any tips? Should I try using raw can sugar instead? And if so, how would I incorporate it without giving my lip balms a rough texture?

Thanks in advance for the help! :)
~Sami

Tags: agave, balm, lip, sweetener, vegan

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How about using a stevia suspension? This would give you the sweetness while still being vegan-friendly. Nature's Garden Candles sells a lip balm sweetener that's natural (doubt it's organic) that's basically stevia in coconut oil.
Nope, Agave didn't work for me either. It separates.
Thanks, ladies! I decided to take your advice, Sara, and go with a stevia suspension. :)

Actually the same thing happened to me when I tried to use honey as a sweetener in lip balm.  Thanks gals, I'll try stevia too :)  

 

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