This is the first in our series of lip balm recipes and probably the simplest DIY skin care product you can make. A real 5-minutes-recipe containing only two ingredients - equal proportions of coconut oil and beeswax. While any other oil mixed with 50% beeswax only turns into a brick-hard unusable mass, coconut oil and beeswax together becomes a lovely softening and protecting lip balm that stays on the lips for a very long time without getting sticky or making your lips look white and lifeless. A lip balm that also works great for Him since it is completely free from shine.
50% Coconut oil
One or more empty lip balm tubes (you can find them online or reuse an old one)
A lip balm tube normally has a capacity of 6-7 ml. I used 10 g of each coconut oil and beeswax and it was more than enough to fill up 3 tubes.
Melt together the beeswax and the coconut oil in a double boiler (or a small saucepan or heatproof container in a slightly larger pan containing warm water) and pour it into the tubes. Tip - if you're making several tubes, attach them together with a rubber band and they are less likely to fall over. That's all. It couldn't be easier.