For those of you who would like to try your hand at some projects of your own.
Your Very First Lip Balm
By Shannon Baxter
Unlike the soap tutorial, making lip balm, while requiring you to handle hot oils and wax, is not as dangerous and pretty simple to do. Melt the oils, butters, and beeswax together and allow to cool to around 130 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the propolis and essential oils. Stir and pour into your tubes. I secure my tubes in a silicone tube holder. It makes it easier to pour and clean up. Remember, when using the holding trays, you can over-pour the mold and remove the excess, once it has cooled, to prevent ‘holes’ and divots in your balm.
Ingredients: 1 oz. Beeswax, 1 oz. Shea Butter, 1 oz. Coconut Oil, 10 drops Propolis, ½ teaspoon Essential Oil
Cutting Board Conditioner
270g Mineral Oil
Warm the beeswax and mix in the mineral oil, stir until blended,
pour into a container and let cool.
*Note* - The melting point of beeswax is 62 to 64 °C (144 to 147 °F)
Beeswax discoloration can occur if heated above 85 °C (185 °F).
The flash point of beeswax is 204.4 °C (400 °F).
120g sunflower oil
½t propolis tincture
¼t essential oil (optional)
Heat sunflower oil, beeswax & lanolin in a double boiler until beeswax is fully melted. Mix thoroughly. Allow mixture to cool slightly before adding propolis& essential oils. Stir to incorporate, pour into containers and allow to cool.
1t black seed oil (black cumin)
Mix thoroughly. Apply a thin layer to face and leave on for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with water and pat dry.