Topbar Beekeeping

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Mmmmmm Lip Balm

Lip balms, it's what I do while waiting for the bee season to start. Here's the recipe I have been tweaking with:

.4 oz cocoa oil
.2 oz beeswax
5-10 drops of essential oil, rose chamomile, peppermint, etc.

Melt the cocoa oil and the beeswax in a double boiler or a yogurt container floating in a pan of boiling water. Remove the mixture and let it cool slightly. Mix your essential oil and pour into your lip balm containers. This recipe makes 3 .15 oz tubes.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jessie!

    How are you? You make your own lipbalm? How cool is that? I totally love lipbalm!

    Many Hi's to everybody!