for christmas this year, i made lipbalm for the ladies and gents. i took off the girly edge by calling it mad chap.
okay, it's still pretty girly. but it's natural, luscious, and makes kissing that much better. what men would complain about that?
i popped a bowl on top of a pot to make a simple double boiler, then put these ingredients in the bowl:
3 teaspoons grated pure beeswax (may contain pieces of bees. i'm not kidding)
5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil (for some batches, i used 3 tsp almond oil, 2 tsp olive oil)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla (this wasn't in the recipe. i think it's why some of the balms have un-hardenable-bottoms. if i make it again, i'll skip the vanilla)
grapefruit essential oil
stir til it's clear and melted all together. pour into lipbalmy jars and let sit until it hardens! then apply, and smooch :)