18/365: Chapstick

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My skin doesn't like petroleum products and a lot of natural chapsticks that don't contain petroleum have some other ingredient that I'd rather not put on my lips. So... I decided to make my own. It's super simple:

2 tblsp Coconut Oil
2 tblsp Shea Butter
2 tblsp Beeswax

Melt on double boiler. Add a couple drops of essential oil of your choice (or not). Use a small medicine dropper to fill the tubes. Put a couple extra drops on top because the liquid will contract as it solidifies. Makes enough for approximately 12 tubes.

Here is the link to the blog I found the recipe on.

Supplies can be found at Mountain Rose Herbs or Camden Grey (I ordered from them most recently). The mixture makes a great hard lotion, you just pour it into a small container (such as an ice cube tray) and then rub the cubes on your skin. It will melt upon contact with your body. I did some quick reading and you can buy cosmetic grade mica powder to tint the chapstick pink :)

12 comments:

Shannon said...

awesome!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I would never have thought to make my own chapstick. Thanks for the idea.

tatyannashope said...

I'm intrigued! Tatyanna and I have the same issue with all things petroleum or unpronouncable. Her lips are perpetually dry so I'm definitely going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

grandmabish said...

Thank you! I can benefit from this as well....BTW, I use coconut oil on my face every night...it's a wonderful moisturizer. It's also good on hands, feet, whatever. I know those other ingeredients are good too.

Cyndi said...

I think I would like this too! I wonder how it would be blended and used as a hand cream?

smiliesar said...

great idea...so were do you get the tubes to put it in?

Trisha said...

Wow, I've never heard of this. Interesting!

Courtney said...

Of course YOU would make your own chapstick :O)

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Ohhh! Thanks for sharing! I am also interested in making my own!

Laurie said...

I have never heard of homemade chapstick! Delia would be in heaven :) Can you make it pink? ;)

Branson said...

That is awesome... both the photo and the idea!

Kathleen said...

Oh wow!!! I love this!!! I may have to give this a try. I am allergic to so many things in chapstick. Thanks for sharing.