I am a total chapstick nut. It’s a horrible affliction, really. Actually, I think the chapaholic gene runs in my family. My mom had it, her dad had it. It’s not my fault I’m using it so often. My problem dates back to my pre-teen years.
When I went to live with my dad at 15 he tried his best to break me of my habit. He forbid me from using Blistex, and threw away my entire stash. I was devastated. But my faithful friends always smuggled more to me, which I strategically stashed in a hole in the back of a stuffed animal.
Yeah. It’s that bad.
It’s still that bad. So when I saw this recipe I knew it was definitely something I wanted to try. All-natural and a real money saver, what’s not to love?! Recipe originally from Passionate Homemaking:
2 Tablespoons beeswax (about 1 oz)
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons shea butter
12 lip balm containers
1. Melt beeswax in a small pan or crockpot over low heat. Add coconut oil and shea butter until all ingredients a melted. Add a few drops essential oil if desired. I did not use any essential oil and it is smells wonderfully like honey!
2. Using a small medicinal dropper, pour the melted liquid into your lip balm containers. Add a few extra drops to the top after filling each container as the ingredients will shrink as they cool.
3. Cool completely to harden. Cover with cap and decorate or label as desired.
Check out a complete step-by-step tutorial w/ great photos at The Elliott Homestead! You can find all of the ingredients, plus the cute little chapstick tubes at Mountainroseherbs.com.
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.