A couple of weeks ago when Ande was here we made lip balm from a pinterest recipe. Ande changed the recipe just a bit (we didn't add honey because it makes the balm separate), but for the most part we followed the instructions as given. Here is Ande with our finished product:
I can't remember how many times we doubled the recipe. I think we 15 x'd it in the end.
We had four or five different flavors.
After we poured them in the containers Ande wrapped them in washi tape.
The thing that made this project especially sweet was that Calvin still had some wax from his dad's bees out in the shop. (Grandpa Payne died five years ago.) We used that beeswax to make the lip balm. Ande wrote up a little card explaining:
Grandpa Payne – who was called Curly because of his bald head – kept honey bees for 30 years. He hummed while he tended his bees and while he ate his toast with honey almost every morning. He kept the wax for the next year’s frames for the bees to build their honeycomb . . . and because he never wasted anything. We’ve put the wax to yet another use in making this lip balm just for you.
We added a picture of Grandpa Payne to the front and then Ande sent a little package to family members. It was a satisfying project, especially because this is Grandpa Payne's birthday month.