You will need a double boiler to melt down the wax. This is the first thing you’ll need to do, so have your beeswax chopped up small and place it in the top pan of the boiler.
Fill the bottom pan until it comes up along the sides of the top one, but not too high up to avoid it boiling over on you.
Place over medium-high heat. You will need to keep an eye on this, but you do have a few minutes as it heats to do other things to prepare while its getting hot.
Open up the tubs and check to be sure they are clean and free of any loose debris, and then set them in a good area for filling up and then leaving to cool later.
Then, measure the olive oil and have it ready to go, and do the same for the coconut oil. Coconut oil can become solid in storage, so if yours is, just remove the lid and microwave it for about a minute and it will become clear and liquefied on the top layer for you, making it easy to measure out. You can scoop it and measure it that way but its more difficult and it isn’t as accurate of a measurement.
By this point, you will want to check on the wax and see if it is starting to melt. The bottom part of it will be going clear and the water will start to bubble once its hot enough. Turn it down to a low simmer once its bubbling you don't want to burn the wax. Break up the wax and stir it, using a metal kitchen spoon. You can use a second spoon to remove the wax that will stick to the first one too, which helps make this easier.
Every 2 or 3 minutes you will need to repeat and stir the wax to keep it from staying all in a clump. This will help the process move along faster.
Once it is fully clear, add in the olive oil. Let it melt for a minute and then stir it well.
Repeat the same for the coconut oil and then give the mix a good stir.
Add the vitamin E if using and give the mixture a stir.
Add in each essential oil, slowly counting out the drops and stirring between each one. Each of these oils is thin too, so they can come out of the bottle very fast, so just be cautious when dropping them in. The peppermint can be quite strong, so it can make your eyes water if you get too close to it.
Once the oils are all added, stir well and you are all set to pour your balm into the containers.
Pour it nice and slow, leaving a tad bit of room at the top of the containers.
Once it is all poured, if you have any left in the pan that has set up, place it over the hot water for a minute to melt it back down and then pour it. Be sure to turn off your heat after this.
Now, allow the balms to set up and fully cool. They will gradually become a solid yellow and the centers will take longer to solidify, so give them a couple of hours before checking on them.
Feel the bottom middle of container and if it is cooled, you are all done.
Place on your lids and make some nice labels and your balm is ready for use!