2 oz (56 g) bees wax ($1.79/ounce, not shown)
3 oz (84 g) coconut oil ($0.29/fluid ounce)
½ oz (24 g)Vitamin E oil ($2.14/ounce)
½ oz (24) Almond oil ($0.50/ounce)
30-40 Lip Balm tubes (0.15 fluid oz. each, empty and clean, I had 8)
Microwave safe glass container
Essential oils (I used Spearmint for it flavor and Rosemary for its antibacterial properties)
Now the cost for the ingredients would be: Beeswax - $3.58, Coconut oil-$0.97, Vitamin E oil–$1.07, and Almond oil - $0.25. Total is $5.87 for the batch. Divide by 35 = $0.17 a tube.
The tubes, found here: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/containers/lip-balm-tubes-jars-and-tins/white-stick-standard-15-oz-lip-balm-tube/, are $0.14 each, does not include postage. So you can make your own for about $0.31 each. Since these are for me, a label is not needed, but if you are going to use them as gifts, you might consider creating a label. Labels will give them a finished look. Not bad. I can afford to keep losing these ;). Enjoy!