If you do a quick google search you are bound to find numerous lip balm tutorials. Each recipe is basically the same with small things altered to suit the specific persons needs. The recipe I used is no exception. I adapted it to fit my needs.
This was my first balm to make and I am in love with it! It leaves the lips feeling soft and gives them a nice shine. I was afraid the Tea Tree oil would be too strong but really it's not. At least, it doesn't bother me or my family. So please, dear ladies, let me share with you how I made my first balm.
Tea Tree Balm
You will need:
Balm containers (approximately 8)
Double boiler (or a make do one which I'll explain in a minute)
5 tablespoons of Coconut oil
2 tablespoons of Beeswax
1 tablespoon of Honey
5 drops of Essential oil of your choice (change the name of the balm to suit your oils)
What you will do:
Melt your coconut oil and beeswax in your double boiler. If you do not have one you could simply fill a pot halfway with water and place a heatproof container (I used a pyrex measuring cup which was super convient due to the pour spout) in your pot. Place the coconut oil and beeswax in your pyrex cup or container of choice and melt together over medium heat. Once your beeswax and coconut oil is melted together remove it from heat and carefully take your container out of the pot. It will be hot of course so I emphasize CAREFULLY. Let it cool just a bit and then add your honey and oils. You want to allow it to cool just a little bit so you don't kill the good stuff in the honey nor cause the oils to evaporate. Stir, stir, stir. Some of your honey will not mix in no matter how much you try. Just dispose of that at the end. As soon as you have stirred it, start pouring it into your balm containers. Allow it to harden, mine took about an hour or so, test it on your lips, cap it, and enjoy from now on. These should keep for a year in a nice dark place. If it gets hot it will melt.
You have to try this! Your lips will love you!!!