We thought it would be really cool if we could use beeswax from our resident bees. The beekeeper, Todd Waltz, helped us out and donated beeswax that the little workers made. We grew calendula flowers and made an infused oil. Calendula oil is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. We purified the wax, melted it down and combined it with our calendula oil and some peppermint oil to make chapstick.
Here is the recipe: 1/4 cup beeswax, 1 cup calendula infused oil, 20-25 drops peppermint oil
Melt the beeswax using a double boiler (or some form of). Strain calendula oil to remove flowers. Combine. Adding the room temperature oil may re-solidify the wax. If this happens, dissolve it again to get a homogenous liquid. Add peppermint oil. Mix and pour into tubes or containers of choice. It will harden quickly as it cools.