For some time I’ve been interested in learning more about homemade hand creams and homemade soap. In researching various recipes I came upon a recipe for lip balm and decided to give it a try. I was amazed at how quickly the recipe came together and the end product was wonderful.

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Ingredients for Lip Balm

I used our own honey and our own beeswax, which gave the lip balm a beautiful honey color.

beeswax, homemade lip balm

Grated beeswax.

The vitamin E oil is squeezed out of Vitamin E capsules; you get about 3 drops out of one capsule.

Vitamin E, lip balm

Squeezing Vitamin E out of capsule.

I had several 1 oz metal tins, which I used to pour the lip balm into. I ended up with four 1 oz containers when done. Here is the recipe I used:

6 Tbsp almond oil
2 tsp honey
4 tsp beeswax, grated
5 drops vitamin E oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
8 – ½ oz lidded pots

In a double boiler, melt almond oil, honey and beeswax together. I used a tin can placed in water.

Melting wax and oil.

I used a tin can to heat up the oil and melt the wax.

Remove from heat, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Add vitamin E and peppermint oils, stir until well blended. Spoon into pots and allow to cool before covering. Makes 8 – ½ oz pots.

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Finished product.

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Peppermint Lip Balm

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