Beeswax Lip Balm
I found a recipe that I'm extremely excited to try out! If anyone has used this recipe or if anyone DOES use it, I'd be very interested in hearing how it worked out for you.
1 part beeswax by dry weight (for example, 1 oz of beeswax by weight)
4 parts food grade oil by liquid volume (for example, 4 oz of oil by volume)
A few drops of peppermint oil
1. In the top of a double boiler, melt the beeswax and oil over medium heat. Stir continuously with a wire whisk until wax has completely melted.
2. Remove from the heat and add a few drops of peppermint oil. Continue stirring as the mixture cools and thickens.
3. Before it completely cools and sets, pour the warm mixture into small containers.
4. Let the balm cool completely before placing the lids on the containers.
This recipe was taken directly word for word from Beekeeping For Dummies by Howland Blackiston. (See his website at bee-commerce.com)
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