I was scrolling thru the Martha Stewart Handmade gift ideas and came upon lip balm.
It takes two ingredients.
(and optional essential oil and coloring)
I thought, I have that stuff! I'll give it a try. (For the record this stuff is pretty easy to find and inexpensive!)
It did not take long to gather my stuff and make it.
For the carrier oil I used coconut oil and I added a few drops of peppermint oil.
Set up a double broiler with a pot of water and a glass bowl that will fit on top.
Take 1 Tbls. of beeswax
2 Tbls. of coconut oil
Place in bowl and melt.
(This doesn't take long because its such a small amount.)
When it was melted I turned off the heat, added my peppermint oil quickly, and poured into a container.
I used a 4 oz. jelly jar.
Reading some comments from the site they say you can find small tin containers in the wedding favor section at your craft store. I'll have to check it out!
That's it! It was easy and quick. And you actually know what you are about to put on your lips!
It would also make a very nice handmade gift for someone!