Since getting into making my own body products, I’ve learned that an easy product to make (especially since the holidays are creeping around the corner) is lip balm.
The basic recipe I used was:
2 TBS of Beeswax
2 TBS of Shea Butter (you could probably sub Cocoa Butter if that’s all you have on hand)
4 TBS Almond or Coconut Oil
1 capsule or TSP of Vitamin E
10 drops of Essential Oils (such as orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, myrrh, palmarosa, lavender OR you could use honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chocolate or candy flavoring. . . the possibilities really are endless just look around the kitchen)
I don’t have a double boiler so I set my glass pyrex measuring cup in a pot in a few inches of water. I bring the water to a boil and then add the beeswax. Once the wax is melted I turn down the heat a bit and stir in the almond/coconut oil. Lastly add the Shea butter stirring frequently to keep the temperature low. (Shea Butter can get grainy if heated for too long). Remove the mixture from the heat and then add the vitamin E and essential oils or other flavorings, mix, then pour in your tins to cool.
Easy, peasy. Give it a try!