I’m always amazed at all the different uses for beeswax- crayons, wood polish, modeling wax and the list could go on and on. I noticed that beeswax is an ingredient in many of the commercially available lip balms on the market.
So I decided to give making beeswax lip balm a try. The ingredients I used are common, chances are you probably have all or a majority of them in your home already. If you don’t have beeswax on hand try your local farmers market- I bet they have a great local beekeeper like ours!
What you will need:
1.5 t of beeswax
3 t of coconut oil
4-5 Vitamin E oil pills
a few drops of essential oil (optional)
container to put your lip balm in
Melt the beeswax. You can either do this with a double boiler method or in the microwave. I suggest using a container you don’t mind throwing out or only using for these type of applications. Beeswax can be difficult to remove completely.
Once the beeswax is melted add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil. I just pierced the vitamin E pills and squeezed out the oil. Then add a few drops of essential oil. Please note that once you add essential oils do not reheat the balm in the microwave.
One you have added all the ingredients while the balm is still in a liquid state gently pour the balm into your containers. You might want to put a towel under the containers to protect your table or counter tops.
Allow the balm to cool and then place the caps on your all natural lip balm! These lip balms would make great spa party favors or a perfect addition to a handmade bath and body gift!