This post doesn't really have anything to do with food, though yes, I was in the kitchen. I made lip balm last night, kinda sorta following this recipe:
I used the top recipe, only I used coconut oil instead of almond/jojoba/olive, and only used 3 ingredients...the oil, beeswax, and honey. It turned out nicely, and as of today at least, it seems to be working quite well. Better than the crappy chapstick stuff I had.
Also started some eucalyptus oil. All of the tutorials I read said to use freshly cut eucalyptus. As we don't have fresh eucalyptus in these parts, I used some dried stuff that I've literally just had in a vase for years. (I decided I wanted it to be more useful than decorative.) So, I put some in a jar, crushed the leaves up, and poured some olive oil on. Then closed the lid, and put it in a sunny windowsill. I need to add some more oil tonight, as I only had about 1/3 a cup. It's supposed to be good for your skin, and soothe aches, so we'll see.
Next projects: I need to make Travis linen pants, linen tunic, wool tunic, and my cotehardie.