1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4-cup aloe-vera gel
1 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
1-2 drops essential oil of peppermint or spearmint (or both)
Warm the vegetable shortening until it melts, remove from heat. Let cool for 2-3 minutes, and then fold into the aloe vera gel. Add the olive oil and keep folding for 1 minute. Add the essential oils and stir for another minute. Store in tins in the refrigerator.
Shelf life – 2 weeks