Chapstick is one of those things that you just always buy not even thinking about the fact that you could make your own exactly how you like it! We are so picky around our house about chapstick. It’s too greasy, not greasy enough, doesn’t smell quite right, isn’t tinted exactly how I like, the list goes on and on. Well I’m here to tell you how easy it is to make your own and make it exactly how you want it!
This DIY requires very few ingredients and you may already have a few laying around your house already! I decided to use Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils in the one’s I made my husband and just peppermint in the tinted ones for myself. They turned out perfect.
What you need for your DIY Chapstick:
- 2 tablespoons Shea Butter
- 3 tablespoons Bees Wax
- 4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- Chapstick tubes (or lip balm containers!)
- 10-20 drops Essential Oil (Optional)
- Lipstick (optional if you’d like tinted chapstick)
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Start by measuring out your shea butter, bees wax and coconut oil. Microwave these ingredients 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. I did this about 4-5 times.
If you would like your chapstick tinted then cut a little piece off of your lipstick with a butterknife and stir it into the mixture. It doesn’t take much!
Now is the time to add your scent! I did 10 drops of rosemary and 10 drops of peppermint in one batch. In another I did about 15 drops of just peppermint.
Carefully pour the mixture into the chapstick tubes. They make funnels for this specific purpose but I thought I could do it on my own. It made a pretty big mess, but it wasn’t too hard to clean up!
I decided to add a little copper tape around my tinted tubes so my husband knew whose were whose! I use copper tape for everything. (Want to see how else I’ve used copper tape: copper frame, art deco planter, Ikea side table, bookmarks, and kitchen canisters. Seriously you need some of this in your life!)
Then you’re all finished! I just love this chapstick. It makes my lips stay super smooth forever and has just the perfect amount of tint.
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