i just got home from a craft fair where i sold $83 worth of lip balm (mostly, some healing salve and solid perfume, too). i love making this stuff!! i got into it by reading some mamas here talking about it and thought, "i can do that!" so investigating i went. i found a great site that sells awesome tubes & pots
site is great too. i just got some flavor oils from here and they are awsome!
this is my recipe:
1 tsp beeswax pellets
1 tsp lanolin
1T oil of your choice
flavore oil to taste
that's it! very simple, but very luscious on da wips...
i melt the wax first, then add the oil and then the lanolin last. i use a pyrex cup in a pan of water. when you add the lanolin, take it off the stove because it is heat sensitive. after you add the flavor, pour into containers.
i have had so many compliments on this balm.
i just started using shea butter as well in place of the lanolin (same amount). ...a very nice balm as well. i'm waiting on some more shea butter and then i think i'll use half and half of the lanolin and shea butter...i first tried using cocoa butter and didn't like how it turned out.
anyway, sorry to get long winded...i really do love making this stuff!! let me know how it turns out and please feel to ask any questions!
happy balm making!!