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Are your lips dry and chapped from this harsh winter? Mine are, and I’m tired of paying $3 a tube for chapstick, so I made my own! It’s way simpler than you would think, and it comes out to about $1.03 per tube. Plus, you know exactly which ingredients are in your chapstick, so you can be sure it’s 100% natural! So what are you waiting for?! This tutorial will show you how to make homemade chapstick, in any flavor or scent combination you want!
I made Lavender Honey chapstick for my first batch, but you can easily modify the recipe below to add your favorite flavors instead!
How To Make Homemade Chapstick
This recipe will fill about 10 empty chapstick tubes.
Here’s what I used: (affiliate links below)
- 2 T coconut oil
- 2 T sweet almond oil
- 1 T beeswax (pellets, or grated from a bar, either works great!)
- 1/4 t vitamin E oil
- 8 drops of Young Living lavender essential oil (learn more about essential oils here)
- 1 t honey
- chapstick tubes or lip balm tins
The first four ingredients are the basics for making homemade chapstick. If you want a basic, unflavored, unscented chapstick, just make the recipe below without the essential oil and honey. Or if you want flavors other than lavender and honey, just switch them out! The 8 drops of essential oil and 1 teaspoon of honey are just for flavoring, so feel free to substitute them as you wish; if you leave out one or the other or both, your chapstick will still harden up and turn out perfectly fine!
In a double boiler, heat the coconut oil, almond oil, and beeswax until completely melted.
Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the vitamin E oil, essential oil, and honey. As soon as the honey is fully incorporated, quickly fill your empty chapstick tubes or tins. Use a small funnel or a disposable plastic pipette to fill your tubes; it’s way easier than trying to pour it straight out of the pan!
NOTE: This part can be a little tricky because honey mixes better when it’s cool, but of course, once your oil mixture cools, it will start to harden up. Just work fast, stir frequently, and whisk the honey in as best you can. If your oil mixture hardens up before you can finish pouring it, just put it back in the double boiler for a quick minute. It’s better if you can do it all in one go without reheating, but if you can’t, don’t sweat it!
Let your filled tubes or tins sit for at least 3 hours so they can harden up.
What flavors would you use?
I used Young Living’s lavender essential oil, which is probably my favorite of all the ones they make; it’s so versatile! It’s great for helping you relax (I’m definitely making some lavender bath salts next!), and it helps heal chapped, dry skin, minor burns, and itchy bug bites, so I knew it would be great in this chapstick!
Or if you are ready to start using essential oils, you can get the Young Living Premium Starter kit at a HUGE discount and get all your oils at 24% off for life when you sign up as a wholesale member. The starter kit is everything you need to get started living a happier, healthier, more natural life with essential oils, and the 24% discount on any future purchases of Young Living oils and products doesn’t hurt either! Check out this page for more details.
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