After watching this episode of Threadbanger,  I decided I needed to make some homemade lip balm.  I bought all of the necessities, bees wax, lip balm tubes, scented oil, the works.  That was a few months ago.  I finally decided to get off my rump and make some balm!

Here’s the recipe I used:

1 tablespoon of beeswax

2 tablespoons of some kind of oil.  In this case I used coconut oil.  You can either go out and buy some, or you can buy a coconut and extract some yourself!  Here’s a post where I made some coconut oil.

a few drops of an essential oil.  I didn’t use any for this batch because the only oil I had smelled like orange.

Here’s the tablespoon of wax and two tablespoons of oil.

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This post is all about coconuts.  A single coconut has multiple uses, and I’m going to show you just a few of them.  Okay, I lied.  I’m not going to talk about 101 different ways to use the same coconut.. I’m going to talk about four or five different ways.  That’s still a lot!

The first use! Coconut oil.  Here’s a bunch of pictures of when my mom taught me how to make coconut oil.

I apologize in advance for the not so great pictures.

Blurry picture of her cracking that sucker open.  She was moving pretty fast.

Mmm, this is a good coconut. Lots of meat.

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