So,, this time every year for the past four years I make lip balm for our household and family. Usually I give them out with our Chanukkah gift boxes. I'm thinking about selling them in our online farm store but I will be honest, between the cost of the packaging and ingredients I will end up charging $3,50 for a very small tube. So I decided to post my recipe for any DIYers that want to save money. I will probably have lip balm on our online store sometime next week.
Equipment Needed: Double Boiler or a pot and a heat proof container that will fit inside the pot of water and small containers to store your finished product in. I reuse old lip balm containers if I'm making it for myself. I use biodegradable lip balm tubes that I order on line if I'm making it for others.
You can be creative with the flavors. My favorites are Peppermint & Honey, Orange and Vanilla (Orange Creamsicle) or Cocoa Powder ( instead of the honey) and Peppermint E.O. (Peppermint Cocoa)
Natural Cocoa-Honey Lip Balm
Makes approximately 5 lip balm tubes
1 Tsp. Bees Wax (you can Substitute Carnauba Wax for a vegan lip balm)
1 Tsp. Cocoa Butter
3 Tsp. virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tsp. Honey ( optional)
2-3 drops edible essential oil
1) Measure out Wax, Cocoa butter and Coconut Oil into a small heat proof container and gently melt over low heat or in a double boiler.
2) Stir in Honey (optional)
3) Stir in essential oils
4) Pour into containers
Let cool, Place caps on containers & Enjoy!
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