I am writing this post a few months after we had made the lip balm, because life has a way of making time zoom past you. It is a fortunate thing because now I can give you an honest review of the lip balm Rachael and I made from our bee’s wax. We had gotten this recipe from a site called Wellness Mama, and I absolutely love it. It feels wonderful on the lips and after having used it for a few months my lips feel fantastic. The recipe below is

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of Beeswax (1 tablespoon of wax is .7kg if it would be easier to weigh it)

2 tablespoons Shea Butter (1 tablespoon of Shea Butter  is .15kg if it would be easier to weigh it)

2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

30+ drops Peppermints Essential oil

Lip Balm Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted.
  2. Remove pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
  3. Add essential oils to your preference. I just added peppermint in this recipe. I recommend adding a few drops at a time and testing a tiny amount on your arm to make sure the scent is to your liking.
  4. Once you’ve added the essential oils, use the pipette or a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
  5. Let tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before capping them.

 

Notes:
Use an extra teaspoon or two of beeswax if you prefer a thicker and longer-lasting lip balm or slightly less if you prefer a smoother and softer lip balm. Since there are no water based ingredients, you can re-melt and add more of each ingredient during the melting process until you get the exact texture you want. When experimenting, put a few drops of the melted mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and let harden in the fridge so you can test it before putting the mixture into tubes. Have fun with it! This makes 12-14 tubes.