And because it’s made with coconut oil and beeswax, it tastes like honey and fresh coconut – you don’t need any other flavorings!
Step 1: What you’ll need
- containers for lip balm – you can use tubes or pots, or even reused tins, like Altoid’s Minis
- glass measuring cup
- small grater
- yellow beeswax
- coconut oil (I really recommend Dr. Bronner’s – it smells the best!)
- vitamin E oil
- measuring spoons
- chopstick or something similar for stirring
Keep in mind that the grater you use on the beeswax is going to get pretty messed up. You can get rid of most of the beeswax by pouring boiling water over the grater, but it’s good to have a little one just for beeswax.
Also make sure that your hands and tools are clean before starting – you don’t want to get any nasties in the balm.
Step 2: The basic formula
- 2 parts coconut oil
- 1 part beeswax
- a few drops of vitamin E