Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm
|Serves:||40 tubes worth of chapstick|
|2 oz||bees wax|
|3 oz||coconut oil|
|3/4 oz||shea butter|
|(or try just 4 oz. coconut oil)|
|25||drops of peppermint oil|
|15||drops rosemary oil|
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DirectionsMelt 2 oz. organic beeswax in a pan on low heat.
While that was melting, I measured out 3 oz. coconut oil, 3/4 oz. pure shea butter, and 1/4 oz. pure lanolin.
Important note: I ordered lanolin because that’s what a few other recipes had mentioned. But honestly, I won’t use it the next time I make it because it SMELLS like an old doctor’s office. I would experiment with keeping it out.
You should have twice as much oil as you do beeswax, so if you decide to try only coconut oil and shea butter and keep out the lanolin, OR if you’d like to experiment with other solid oils, just make sure it’s 4 oz. total.Drop the coconut oil, etc. in with the beeswax. Stir on low heat till it’s melted.
Drop in your desired amount of peppermint and rosemary oil. I like my lip balm VERY peppermint-y, so I dropped in probably a good 25 drops, and probably 10-15 drops of rosemary oil. As you can see, I got a little excited with the peppermint oil and dropped it in the wax. Oops.
I also felt like I needed a lot of peppermint and rosemary to cover up the lanolin flavor. Again, when I do this again, I’m definitely trying it without the lanolin.Once it’s all melted, definitely make sure you try a little bit on your lips (after it has cooled on your finger) before you settle. Now, if you’re just going to drop this in a massive bowl and keep it for yourself, you can solidify it, try it, melt it, and change the recipe up. If it cools too quickly before you’re done filling your tubes, just pop it in the microwave till it melts again.