Are your lips dry and chapped from this harsh winter? This tutorial will show you how to make homemade chapstick in any flavor or scent combination you want. Super easy recipe and inexpensive.
Here are a bunch I made… of course, with a Harry Potter theme. Love all the different product labels I got online 🙂
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil and pure almond oil.
- 2 tablespoons organic shea butter or cocoa butter.
- 2 tablespoons beeswax or soy wax (you can skip this step if needed).
- 3-10 drops of essential oils of your choice (you can buy a box of 6 or a pack of 3 for a lot cheaper than the individual bottles)
- Using a double boiler system, melt the wax (if using any) with the shea butter and coconut oil until melted. Once melted, add pure almond oil and mix thoroughly (the almond oil does not require a high temperature to mix; add it to the melted mixture).
- If using multiple essential oils, split the mixture into smaller jars and add your essential oils. For a stronger flavor, add 6-10 drops and for a mild scent, add 2-3 drops (I used rosemary, lavender and orange; all strong scents requiring only 3-5 drops). Mix thoroughly.
- You can use empty, old chapstick tubes or little jars to store the lip balm. To reuse old lipstick or old chapstick tubes, simply scrape any remaining balm with a Q-tip, clean with a dry Q-tip and reuse.
- If using old tubes, add the mixture carefully until the top of the tube and let it solidify for 10 mins. As it solidifies, the mixture will shrink a little. Top it off with a few more drops of the mixture and solidify.
- Optional: Find some fun labels online and stick on the tubes / jars with mod podge.
Tip: To store your lip balm, place them in the fridge during hotter temperatures and remove a tube or jar a day before use. In cold weather, you can leave them out and they will not liquefy.