If you are like me, you have a couple of these laying around. I got some as gifts for the holidays and used them until they ran out. I was going to recycle them until I realized that you can make your own lip balm pretty easily and inexpensively in about 5 minutes.

Supplies:

Beeswax (Can be purchased at Michaels or online)
Coconut Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Peppermint Oil (or any scented essential oil)
Lipstick or Crayons for color
Plastic pots (Available at Michaels in the jewerly section but any small containers will do.)

Recipe:

4Tbs Beeswax
4Tbs Coconut Oil
1Tsp Vitamin E Oil (optional)
6-8 drops Peppermint (or an flavor oil) for scent
*You can use any 1:1 ratio of wax to oil to make smaller or larger amounts*

Tips:
If you don’t want to use the microwave a double boiler works as well. Just place your (heat safe) measuring glass in a pan filled with almost boiling water and stir until ingredients are all melted. Add Vitamin E oil and essential oils at the end so that they don’t evaporate.

If you are re-using your old EOS container add any leftover EOS balm in the mixture and it will have an even silkier texture.

This recipe makes a firm balm. Use less beeswax if you want to make a lip gloss.