Honey Lip Balm

“We’re concerned with how things turn out; God seems more concerned with how we turn out.”- Philip Yancey

Yesterday I spent the day with my children and their friends. As I visited with them I made homemade pie crust, pumpkin pie, pecan pie,  honey and wheat sourdough rolls and crescent rolls. I had a nice day baking in preparation for today, Thanksgiving Day.

This morning I put the turkey and ham in the oven as my daughter made a chocolate pie. As the main entrees are roasting in the oven I have time to sit a spell and relax. As most of the other family members are still in bed, my thoughts turn to the next upcoming holiday, Christmas. I am thinking about all of the homemade presents I want to make before Christmas Eve.

One of the homemade presents I have made so far this year is honey lip balm. After robbing my honeybees this year I saved the bees wax for this project. This was the first time I made my own lip balm. To tell you the truth it was quite easy.

1.     I made a double boiler apparatus by putting water in a sauce pan and a smaller sauce pan on top of that. I then turn the stove on medium low.

2.     I then put the beeswax in the sauce pan and let it melt slowly.
3.     Once beeswax was all melted, I strained it.
4.     I then remelted it. I added olive oil. I used about 4 ounces of olive oil per 1 ounce of beeswax. I also added about 20 drops of mint extract. I did not add any honey to this mixture because when I first melted the beeswax it still had a bit of honey still clinging to the beeswax. I stirred this mixture for about 2 minutes until blended well.
5.     I then poured lip balm mixture immediately into containers I ordered from  Bulk Apothecary. When lip balm is completely cooled I covered with a lid.
All that is left to do to this lip balm project is to design a beautiful label. I really enjoy this lip balm. It is so delicious that I have to try not to lick my lips! It is a nice natural homemade lip balm. I love it and I hope you can try out this recipe!


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