About a week ago we “stole” a bar of wax from our hive. I double checked to see if the bees would benefit more if we left it. Apparently they prefer to draw new comb anyways, so I felt like it was a win win.
With the wax I made a candle and some lip balm. I only made a small batch of lip balm with wax I had left after re waterproofing their feeder but it turned out quite well and I started thinking about all the wax I was about to have and decided I’d make more.
I stole more bars, ordered some tins, and waited. They arrived yesterday morning. When the UPS man came I jumped out of bed to eye my new tins and instantly got to work melting wax.
Who needs breakfast when there’s lip balm to be made?
Once the wax melted I added organic coconut oil and a touch of local honey (since our bees are still working to feed themselves) and voila!
Then I made a stamp and stamped a bunch of labels then shrink wrapped using the heat of the wood stove (because shrink wrap isn’t remotely green but people tend to like it).
Now I’d like to offer these up for sale. $3 each for approximately a quarter ounce of goodness. Shipping will run $2, then $1 for each additional tin. (I’ll probably make a paypal link for this shortly and put it on the sidebar or something, just keep your eyes peeled. or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to that, I’d like to give a tin away.
Comment here with your favorite lip balm flavor (for a future batch) as well as your email.
For an extra entry, share this on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc. and provide a link in a separate comment (in addition to your email).
I’ll pick a winner using random.org Some time around Wednesday afternoon.
Update: The “buy now” bit has been added on the right —>