Sweet. Slightly sticky. So softening.
And all thanks to our little friends the bees.
Beeswax products are sustainable and affordable and can be implemented into so many household products. If you have any leftover wax, check out the recipe for these DIY beeswax food wraps here.
I like this natural, honey peppermint lip balm because of the consistency and simplicity. Only a hand full of ingredients that are melted together and then smoothed over the rough edges of chapped lips (or cuticles or elbows or whatever). I’ve made a few different versions of this lip balm, but this recipe turned out with the consistency that I preferred the most. It’s very easy to tweak if you’d like it thicker/smoother/stickier/sweeter/different flavor.
- Beeswax pellets or shavings
- Cocoa butter
- Raw honey
- Sweet almond oil
- Coconut oil
- Essential oil (I used peppermint)
Use 1TBSP of all ingredients except the coconut oil and essential oil-use 1 TSP or less of each of those (paying particular attention to the amount of essential oil being used).
To combine the ingredients, use a double boiler or makeshift double boiler (glass bowl set over pot). Melt the thicker ingredients first (beeswax and cocoa butter) then melt the coconut oil and honey, and finally, add the sweet almond oil. When mixture is cool but not hardened, stir in essential oil of your choice and pour into containers (I recycled mini Altoids tins). Don’t touch until blame is all the way cooled and set.
Then pucker up.