Peppermint Lip Balm
Makes 8 – 1/4 ounce tins or 4 – 1/2 oz tins
1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
1 tablespoon cocoa butter (deoderized cocoa butter won’t have the chocolaty smell, but that may not be a bad thing to have the cocoa butter smell in there!)
2 tablespoons sunflower or safflower oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
Melt beeswax, cocoa butter, and sunflower or safflower oils together in a glass pyrex measuring cup that has been placed in a pot of simmering water; stir continuously. Once the ingredients are liquefied, remove them from heat. Mix in essential oils.
Pour lip balm into 1/4 oz or 1/2 oz tins or lip balm pots. Do not cap until lip balms have cooled completely. Label and keep in a cool place.
These make great little gifts or stocking stuffers!
[tags]lip balm recipe, peppermint, bath and body recipes[/tags]
By Kimberly Ayers