I did make one change, and that was to add a little bit more flavor oil (for most batches, I found that 1 tsp. was the right amount to cover the beeswax smell). I used the LorAnn Super Strength natural oils for the peppermint, lemon, and orange flavors. For the other flavors, I used some flavor oils I ordered from lipbalmtubes.com.
- 1-cup glass measuring cup* and small pan (for double-boiler)
- 1 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. measuring spoons*
- small spatula (for stirring)*
- 0.15-oz. lip balm tubes (lipbalmtubes.com)
- beeswax pastilles (lipbalmtubes.com) (these are much easier to measure consistently than grated beeswax); I used yellow (unbleached)
- shea butter (brambleberry.com)
- sweet almond oil (got it from Valli Produce, the international market in town); could use extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil instead
- flavor oil (LorAnn oils from Hobby Lobby baking supplies aisle; other flavor oils from lipbalmtubes.com)
- 1.8"x1.8" waterproof inkjet labels (20 per sheet) (lipbalmtubes.com)
I printed the labels on our computer using the basic template they have on the lipbalmtubes.com web site. I also got some shrink bands (lipbalmtubes.com), but I couldn't get them to shrink for some reason.
Bonus: We'll never need to buy lip balm again!