Anyone else in love with the smell of beeswax?? I can’t get enough of it, even though technically it is bee poop (google it, I’m not lying!).
I want to preface this post by saying I am not a DIY master. You will most likely not see a lot of these type of posts. Most of the time I actually dislike having to make anything if I can buy it instead. But with my family participating in a Buy Nothing 2020, where we are abstaining from purchasing items besides that which are essential to daily living, I will just need to push past this.
What I do love is lip balm. Making my own made sense and seemed like an easy way to stop buying those single-use lip balm tubes that end up in the landfill. I also do not see lip balm as an essential as I could probably live without it, so instead of buying it, I will make it instead.
- 3 TB Coconut Oil
- 2 TB Beeswax
- Empty containers
(I used empty repurposed David’s Tea sampler containers)
- You can add honey or essential oils for added taste/smell
Before buying your own containers, take some time to search around your house for items that could be used to hold your lip balm instead. Here is a picture of various items I found around the house that could be used.
- Prepare empty containers to be filled.
- Melt coconut oil, beeswax & honey together (make sure the beeswax is melted on LOW heat slowly as there is risk of scorching and/or fire).
- Remove from heat when completely melted.
- Pour into containers and let cool & harden.
I told you it was easy. Clean up is actually the most difficult (particularly the beeswax), so I would suggest using items that are not in the usual rotation of cooking.
I have a lot of beeswax leftover and stumbled across a recipe for beeswax deodorant, so we shall see if my DIY attitude changes this year!