2. Lip Balm

Iā€™m combining a couple of different recipes here and you can also play with the ingredients you use to make your perfect lip balm. Try essential oils like grapefruit, peppermint, lemon, etc. Also, add a sliver of your favorite lipstick for color to the heated mixture. You can purchase several different containers on line from metal tins to plastic jars.

3 teaspoons grated unbleached beeswax
5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba)
6 or 7 drops essential oil
1 teaspoon honey, for flavor

Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump. To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.