I have always been a huge user of Chapstick. I tried all kinds of other lip balms but never found any that I liked. I really hated when Chapstick changed their formula, but didn't like any of the alternatives until....I decided to set out to make my own. I checked out different recipes that I found online, but hit upon my own concoction. So following is the recipe that I came up with, and I will never go back to Chapstick or any other store bought lip balm ever again! All of my ingredients are organic, but yours doesn't have to be.
- 1 Tablespoon Beeswax 1/2 ounce
- 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter 1 ounce
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil 1 ounce* See Cook's Tips
- 20-25 Drops Good Essential Oil I recommend doTERRA brand
- 1 Medical Syringe without needle
- 10-15 empty Lip Balm containers
- Get all of your empty chapstick containers ready to fill.
- Melt the beeswax in a small saucepan, over low heat.
- Add the shea butter and coconut oil and stir until melted.
- When the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil is completely melted, add the essential oil.
- With the pan still on the stove, use the medicine syringe to fill your chapstick containers with about one teaspoon of the melted liquid. (You need to keep the pan on the stove because the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil will cool and harden very quickly after being taken off of the heat.) I have also found that if you pour the liquid in a circular direction around the little spindle in the middle of the chapstick container, you get a much nicer stick of lip balm.
- Be sure to fill all the way to the top, you want your lip balm tops to look pretty and rounded.
- Let the lip balm cool completely before adding the caps.
- Label with the Avery address labels if desired.
- I use the extra coconut oil for cooking. There are quite a few health benefits of coconut oil, but I'll save that for another day. 😉
- I used Peppermint for Christmas gifts
- If you don't have a syringe lying around the house, you can get one pretty cheap on Amazon here.
- I paid a little more for the white lip balm tubes, because I liked them better than the clear ones. But the clear would work just as well.
- Printable Address Labels, optional (I used Avery 5160 for my labels.)
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