2014 Feb 15th


Understanding Lip Balm Blooming: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Have you ever noticed white dots or grains on the surface or inside of your favorite lip balm and 

buttery skincare product?  Don't worry, the products are perfectly safe and have not gone bad.  

Here's what you need to know about the process of blooming. 

What is blooming and how does it happen?

Blooming occurs when the lip balm is exposed to extreme temperature changes. Khaddy's lip 

balm contains natural unrefined butters such as shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter. 

During the creation process, the butter is melted down into oil and mixed with waxes, then left to 

cool and solidify. External factors such as temperature changes can cause the mixture to melt 

and solidify, causing the butters to resurface and appear as blooming.

Is my lip balm going bad or molding?

It's not uncommon for products with a high percentage of natural butter to bloom. Due to the 

absence of chemicals in Khaddy's lip balms, they are more susceptible to the natural process of 

blooming.  At Khaddy's we add 100% natural preservatives to most of our products, especially 

our lip balms to prevent the breading of bacteria, giving them a longer shelf life.  

Can I still use my lip balm? 

Yes, you can still use your lip balm as normal, and you don't need to dispose of it. Blooming 

doesn't affect the products' moisturizing properties or usability. Once you rub it against your skin 

or lips, the blooming will melt away.

Khaddy's products are kept as natural as possible without compromising their integrity, which is 

why synthetic chemicals are not added to eliminate blooming.


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Nov. 2020, farachem.com/the-causes-of-blooming-in-lipsticks-and-the-solutions-to-avoid-it.

Lipscarpenterofficial. “Why My Lip Balms Have White Dots on It? | LIPS CARPENTER.” LIPS 

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