I learned differently.
With the holidays here and our desire to be
I made incense cones ...
and lip balm.
Neither was particularly difficult. Since I ground the patcholi leaf into a powder, making the incense was a bit time consuming, but if I had just used the patchouli powder that came with the kit, making the incense would have been a very short project, too.
In short, that thing about old dogs and new tricks is so totally *not* true.
What I found kind of funny, though, is that I had all of the ingredients* (except fo the Vitamin E, which I decided to omit) for the lip balm already in my cabinets.
Is that weird?
*The beeswax was a parting gift from our bees. So far, we've used it to make lip balm and Tiger balm. I hope we're doing them honor in our choices for how to use their gift.
Edited to add: The Tiger Balm recipe we used was on eHow.com. It's the simple recipe found on this page.
Basically, the recipe is beeswax, olive oil, and essential oils. It smells really nice, but probably isn't as "strong" as commercial tiger balm, but that's okay with us ;).
*For the tiger balm, the only ingredient we didn't have on hand was the eucalyptus oil ;).