Honey-mint Lip Balm

Friday, December 18, 2015

I am going to let you guys in on a little secret. The best lip balm ever only has 4 ingredients! Sometimes less really is more and simpler is better. Especially when you use the best ingredients.

I have told you before, but just in case you didn't know my husband is a beekeeper and we have over 30 hives! We sell raw local honey and this awesome lip balm along with a few other natural body products that I hope to share with you soon.
Along with harvesting the most delicious honey you have ever tasted, we also harvest a ton of beeswax. My mission has been to make this beeswax into practical products for our bodies and home. I have shared with you how to make your own amazing beeswax candles and soap made with beeswax and now I am going to let you in how to make some amazing lip balm. It really is "the bomb"!
If I had to choose my favorite body product it would have to be this lip balm. I have come to find that I really can't go out of the house with some makeup on, ( This age thing is getting to me) I rarely ever wear lipstick, but  I can not leave the house though without my lip balm. I keep it in my pocket, my purse, my car and if I am without it I am pretty miserable. You know that feeling when your lips are all chapped? It's just the worst.
Not only does this lip balm soothe your parched and cracked lips but it nourishes them and keeps them from peeling and cracking further. The fragrance from the peppermint is amazing and gives your lips a cooling sensation. Along with the healing, antibacterial and moisturizing powers of honey you are getting the best treatment for your lips possible! As you can see, I can't say enough about this stuff. It's that good!

Here is what you will need:
recipe adapted from soulemama
makes about 25 tubes

*10Tbs.(5oz) Extra virgin organic coconut oil- where to buy
*4 Tbs. (2oz)Beeswax- where to buy I use our own beeswax.
*2Tbs (1oz) honey- where to buy  I of course use our own raw honey. If you are local check us out!       harrishoney.com
*30 drops peppermint oil-where to buy- I buy from our local bulk herb store

Lip Balm tubes- where to buy
Pyrex measuring cup- for pouring
Lip Balm filling tray - where to buy

How to make:
Fill a pot with water and find a heat proof bowl that fits on top to make a double boiler. Bring water to a simmer and melt coconut oil, and beeswax. Once melted add honey. Make sure to mix as well as possible because the honey has a tendency to stay at the bottom when pouring and end up at the bottom when you pour. Remove from heat and add peppermint oil. Pour ingredients into pyrex cup and pour into tubes. I use a lip balm filling tray because I make so many and it helps to prevent wasting any of the lip balm.  Have everything ready when getting ready to pour because it will harden quickly. Let cool and enjoy!

I usually double the recipe and make enough to sell and give as Christmas presents. If you are looking for a quick gift to make that you and friends and family are sure to love, try these out!! They will revolutionize your lips!;)

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22 comments:

  1. Love this recipe for lip balm! Thank you so very much for sharing, Rebekah! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! :-)

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  2. I've made lip balm before, but not with honey. I'll have to try this! Thanks! :)

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  3. I could really use some of this right now. It looks so soothing. I have one thing made out of beeswax that I got at a farmer's market and love it. I will have to check out your site. Have a great week.

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  4. This sounds amazing, Rebekah! Thanks so much for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  5. This sounds super helpful for my poor lips during the winter. They get so chapped it hurts. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    1. Yes, you need to make this! Your lips will be happy you did;)

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  6. We go through lip balm like crazy here. I will definitely have to try this recipe.

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    1. I make a ton and give it and my whole family uses it. It's the best!

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  7. This looks like a great gift idea for my girlfriends and a recipe I could do! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

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  8. What a fun DIY idea! I bet these are so much better than lip balms from the store. Just wanted to let you know that this is being featured at our weekly link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/12/8-things-to-make-this-winter-and-little.html

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  9. I was wondering if I could make a 1/4 recipe and it still turn out good? also could avocado oil be used in place of some of the coconut oil?

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    1. Hi Rebekah! Making 1/4 of the recipe should turn out fine. I am not sure about the avocado oil as I have never used it but I don't think it would hurt to try;) Good luck!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing! Please come on over to our blog hop we have Wed-Sunday and share away with everyone!! https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/

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  11. You lip balm looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  12. Does the honey add flavor to the recipe? Is it sweet to the taste?

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  13. I am trying to make these now. My first batch seemed like it had too much coconut oil? The color was pure white/translucent like coconut oil. I shaved my beeswax from a huge chunk my dad had saved. And then I measured (pressed down) the shavings in the Pyrex cup to measure 2 oz. Is that not how I should be measuring? Another problem I had was the honey settling to the bottom...please help as I waited to the last minute to make these as Xmas gifts :)

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    1. Hey Katie, sorry you are having trouble. I use a kitchen scale to measure everything, or you could measure by Tbs. If you feel like it was too much coconut oil you can try less next time. Also beeswax can come in different colors so I have made some that come out white and yellow. I found that I had to mix honey right before pouring. And sometimes the honey does gather at the bottom of the container you are using to pour. But even if you don't get it all in the honey is infused in the mixture. Hope this helps!

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