One of the beautiful by products of honey is
When you extract the honey you have all of this glorious, sweet smelling, luscious beeswax.
I have experimented with beeswax lip balm, hand cream and face scrub.
Here is my preferred beeswax lip balm.
Moisturising for your lips, non greasy, light and lovely.
Measure your ingredients; I finely chopped the beeswax but you can also grate it.
Add the coconut oil, vitamin E and lanolin cream
(you can use pure lanolin oil instead.)
Add your essential oils after the oils have been heated.
25 grams pure beeswax
40 grams coconut oil
4 capsules of Vitamin E
1 heaped teaspoon of Lanolin cream
6 drops lemon myrtle essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
Place beeswax, coconut oil, the vitamin E oil that has been squeezed out of the capsules (pierce capsules with a pin first) and the lanolin into the small saucepan.
Place on top of a larger saucepan with boiling water and stir until dissolved, approx 3 -5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add essential oils, to achieve your desired fragrance.
Let cool, then test before bottling.
Buon appetitio, Enjoy, Merryn.