It's my first time making lip balm. The recipe is from YouTube. Though the recipe given isn't quite the same as the recipe that they use in the video. *shrug* I kinda did both. Since I forgot the vitamin E oil the first time, I remelted those tubes into the next batch I made.
First step is to melt your beeswax. Took me forever. The wax in the bottom of the cup is wax that I'd bought from a retired beekeeper, and the honeycomb piece on top is from my own hives. =)
Almost ready. Notice the little dark chunky bits? Pollen. So I had to let it settle and cool down. When it was completely cool, I scraped the pollen out of the wax and melted it again.
Melt and mix all your ingredients. I used a small Ball jar in a small pot of water. Once it's mixed, pour it in your tubes or containers.
Let them cool for a few hours. I let mine sit overnight.
And, so you know I'm a real person, here's the half-filled tubes that I'll deal with later.
And the one that I forgot to screw back down when I took out the first batch.
So, I have a few tubes now. Anybody want to test one for me?