Supplies Needed for approximately 50 Lip Balms
4oz White Beeswax Pellets (1 part)
8oz Coconut Oil (2 parts)
1 tsp Peppermint Essential Oil
Pot (not used for cooking)
Mason Jar (or any kind of jar)
Stir Stick (anything to stir with)
First I put the beeswax in a mason jar. Then I put the mason jar in water and turned the stove top to medium heat. I like my water about 180-200 degrees, so just under boiling. This will properly melt the beeswax without burning.
As I waited for the Beeswax to melt, I started getting my tubes ready by placing 10 tubes together with a rubber band. This keeps them upright and stable as you fill them later with the lip balm mixture.
Next, measure out your coconut oil. Add the coconut oil to the mason jar once all the beeswax is melted.
Once the beeswax and coconut oil mixture is all melted together, I then added the Vitamin E oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. I'd recommend not using a metal spoon to stir, but a chopstick instead. That way you don't ruin your spoon.
Using a pipette, I filled each chapstick tube, but left just a little space from the top. As you can see in the photo above, there will be some sink holes after they cool. To smooth out the tops you can add a little more of the lip balm mixture.
Since the pipette gets a little tricky to use toward the end, I put any remaining mixture into an old spice jar. I plan to to keep that one by my bedside to be used on my hands.
Lastly, I added my own labels that I designed and printed them from my own printer. That's it!