**This was originally published on May 20, 2009**
One of the activities for Emma’s 13th birthday party was to make lip balm. I thought it would be fun for the girls to make their own lip balm, plus it would be a great item for them to take home. It’s a fairly quick project and we had fun making it. You just need a couple of ingredients. I stopped by a health food store to pick up the oils. I had the beeswax at home.
*1oz Beeswax, shredded or cut in small pieces
*1oz Coconut Oil
*2 drops Lime essential oil
*7 drops Orange essential oil
Use an old cheese grater to shred beeswax or cut it into small chunks. Using a small-scale to weigh out the beeswax and coconut oil.
Once the bees wax is melted add the coconut oil to the pan.
When melted take off of stove and then add lime and orange oil. Stir and pour immediately into lip balm containers. I used a small plastic container to store one batch of lip balm and a small container with a screw top lid for another batch.
This takes just a few minutes to cool down and become a solid. It keeps long-term so no worries about it going bad before you use it all.