As we are well aware, beeswax lip balm could be very expensive to buy. Many people find it more cheap to make it using home-based ingredients and indeed this is the way to go. In this article, we are going to look at the ways how to do it.
There are up to 4 ingredients that one will need. The grated beeswax is the first, followed by almond oil and honey, vitamin E oil and essential oil. These need to get on time in readiness for the second step which is the melting. Please note that the ingredients should be measured in drops, grams, and teaspoonfuls. Depending on the quantity that one is preparing.
The wax needs to melt in a double boiler whilst at the same time; it should be stirred so that it melts. You are now set for the making of the beeswax lip balm.
The other ingredients mentioned above you can add. As the case may be so that in the end, one will have the scents that they desire. The essential oils given above are not cast in stone. This means that one can vary them from lemon to tangerine. Tea tree oil and peppermint are other viable options one can go for depending on the results one may like.
The hardening or the softening of the solution will depend on the amount of beeswax one has used. If for instance, one wants the beeswax lip balm to be hard, then less of the beeswax will be used. And if needed softer, then one should add the beeswax. The vitamin E will also be useful in making the hard beeswax solution soft once again. Simply add a few drops and keep stirring as it cooks.
Once it is ready, the beeswax lip balm is put in containers. Here, skill is needed when putting it there so that it does not begin to set up. In essence, one should do it as quickly as possible. It should not overfill in the respective tubes hence one need to use the droppers. Or turkey basters which allow the lip balm to enter the lip balm tubes without overfilling and spilling. It should be done through squirting.
Once it has poured into the tubes, it need to cool before one can put the covers or lids over them.
One will find that the lip balm should store in sealed containers. For around 90 days and away from direct sunlight. This is because it will likely to start melting and will not be suitable for use.
The other issues one should address include the color, consistency, and smell. These are the key areas one should watch for. If the consistency changes, then you need to know that something is wrong right from the time of the storage. The beeswax lip balm should have a constant and consistent color, thickness and smell.