I used SouleMama's recipe for peppermint lip balm as a jumping off point. I wanted to do something even simpler, and love the natural scent and flavor of pure coconut oil, so I decided not to add any peppermint or other oils. I also cut the amounts in half since it was the first time I had tried the recipe.
Here are the steps I followed:
- Melt 1.5 TB beeswax and 4 TB coconut oil (organic, unrefined for best results) in a double boiler
- After they have cooled a few minutes but the contents are still liquid, pour into containers. I used a mix of re-used (but clean) lip balm tubes that I had been saving for this purpose, as well as small glass jars (those individual-serving jam jars that you get at fancy breakfast places).
- After cooling to room temperature, they will solidify. You may want to store in the fridge, especially if using unrefined coconut oil.
- As for clean-up, I read (after the fact, unfortunately) that baking soda is a great way to remove the resulting greasy mess.