Natural Nurse Mama’s Chapstick

Most lip glosses and chapsticks are filled with junk that is toxic and should not be ingested. I heard a nasty statistic the other day that the average person ingests over a pound of lipgloss, chapstick, or lipstick in a year.

How I stumbled Upon this Recipe

Having a child with food allergies can be difficult and the last thing I want to do is give her a chapstick that she could easily ingest with ingredients she cannot eat. I began to search for a chapstick I could buy and could not find one that met my criteria. I then decided to try to make my own recipe.

How it Turned Out

I found a recipe by Wellness Mama and made her recipe. The next time I made her recipe, I did not have enough Shea butter and I reformatted her recipe using cocoa butter and LOVED the results. I will never buy conventional chapstick form the store again. This recipe was originally from Wellness Mama and can be found here, but I changed the cocoa butter for the shea butter to make this recipe from the original version.

My Recipe for Homemade Chapstick

  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • 2 TBS Cocoa Butter
  • 2 TBS beeswax
  • peppermint essential oil

In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax. Make sure to continually stir.

Once melted, remove from heat and add the essential oil, several drops at a time, until desired strength is obtained.

Pour into empty chapstick tubes, a pipette can be helpful when doing this step.

Allow chapstick to harden, then place lids and enjoy!

Where to Buy Supplies

I have always bought most of my supplies on Amazon (these are affiliate links, which mean that I make a small profit from your purchase through the links).

  • Empty chapstick tubes
This is the brand I have used these before and they work well!
  • Organic cocoa Butter
This is a great brand of organic Cocoa butter.
  • Organic Beeswax
I prefer the yellow beeswax over the white beeswax that has been filtered. The yellow to me is more natural beeswax pellets.
The best coconut oil

Make sure your essential oils are of a reputable company. I would only use oils that I consider ok for consumption in case some of the chapstick is swallowed. I prefer to use Doterra essential oils. You can find Doterra Oils Here.

As always, I would love to hear from you! Do you make your own lipgloss or chapstick? I would love to know what you make. Let me know if you try this recipe!

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