Friday, April 4, 2014
I have always wanted to make my own chapstick. Sometimes starting from scratch and making your own products can feel like a daunting task, but once you tackle it, it is usually way easier than you thought. That is how I felt about making chapstick. I found a recipe online, and of course changed the ingredients into what I wanted them to be. I played around with textures, and smells and decided on this combination. I would say this was a great success, especially for my first time.
You will need:
2 Tbs. beeswax
2 Tbs. Shea Butter
2 Tbs. Jojoba Oil
20 drops essential oil, I used vanilla and lavender
4 Drops Vitamin E oil
Heat about 1 inch of water in a saucepan on medium. Place a glass bowl or jar in the water, and slowly melt all ingredients together. Once completely melted, use a glass dropper to fill your chapstick tubes. I used a rubber band to help stand the tubes up. Keep the glass jar in the warm water while you are filling the tubes to make sure your mixture stays melted. I bought my tubes from amazon.
That's it. This was a pretty easy process. I will make another batch in a few weeks and add some zinc to it for a little sun protection.
Thanks for visiting, Kayla