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
- Organic cocoa Butter
- Organic Beeswax
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
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!