DIY Cherry Chapstick
A good chapstick is as essential as mascara in my life, so it only seems fair to share my best DIY Cherry Chapstick recipe! If you’ve ever had to survive pre-winter Canadian months, you know the first thing that dries-up is your lips. You need a good chapstick and this is my go to solution.
I know DIY chapstick recipes are a dime a dozen, but few have the hard consistency I like. They also often fail at tasting awesome – like cherries!
So here’s my special brew- DIY Cherry Chapstick recipe – it will keep your lips moist for long periods of time, it tastes great, and you only need a few ingredients to make it all.
DIY CHERRY CHAPSTICK RECIPE
- Kitchen scale
- Double-boiler (or ceramic cast iron pot)
- Empty chapstick tubes (I buy mine in bulk on Ebay (click HERE for link example), but you can always use little jars or whatever other chapstick container you have on hand…)
- 25 GRAMS Beeswax
- 11 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
- 5 GRAMS Cocoa Butter
- 5 GRAMS Coconut Oil
- 1-1/2 tsp Pure Almond Extract (found in cooking aisle…)
- 12 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 1 ml. Vitamin-E Oil
Step 1: Measure beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter on kitchen scale.
Add to double-boiler (I used a ceramic cast-iron pot – whatever works best for you…) Over medium heat, melt the ingredients – until turns into a clear liquid.
Step 2: Add the almond oil (or any carrier oil of choice, you could use jojoba, rosehip, olive oil… that’s just to name a few) Heat for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Add vitamin-e oil, almond extract, sweet orange essential oil; blend well (side note: always add the 3 above ingredients after you remove the mix from the stove, if not high heat exposure could compromise the quality of your vitamins and oils.)
Step 4: Set-up empty chapstick tubes in a row and bring forth your best pouring skills. I somehow mastered pouring 5ml from the pot into tiny chapsticks, but it’s not the easiest task- I won’t lie. If you have a better solution please enlighten me!
I find pouring a few tubes, then remelting the mix again (quickly at low heat to clear consistency) is sometimes necessary and makes the whole transferring process a bit easier.
Step 5: Wait for tubes to completely dry at room temperature (free from any clear appearance) and no longer warm to the touch before capping. It usually takes a few hours…
Step 6: Cap all your tubes and voila you now have a bundle of DIY Cherry Chapstick tubes for you & friends. Batch makes approximately 13 tubes…
Product expires after 6 months. If you ever go to the beach on the hottest day of the year and this stuff is in your purse – it will melt – be warned. So keep stored at cool/room temperatures.
This looks amazing! The whole pouring thing is a little daunting but not a dealbreaker 🙂 I’ve been trying to make the move to natural/homemade products but a lot of it seems very complicated. This does not. Nice!
ahaha if you make the switch, let me know how the pouring goes 😉 Thanks for reading!
Hi and thank you for the awesome recipe! I made this yesterday and thought it turned out exactly right but the scent is more orange than cherry. The last tube I poured didn’t solidify fully and when I emptied it, liquid poured out and it smelled deliciously like cherry chapstick! All the scent was in the last tube 🙁 Do you know where I went wrong?
Sorry for the late reply. Dealing with an awful pregnancy lol! I think I know what happened, between each small tiny pour WHIP the mix up again!!! since the almond oil is liquid, it can separate from the oil mix (oil came out first, and all the liquid almond oil came out last…) I think that’s what happened to you. You can also add in a tsp or so of SOY LECITHIN – you can find it in the cooking aisle at the grocery store. It helps bind the water & oil together!!! Thanks for your feedback too, it helps me know what’s working and not for my readers 🙂
I usually melt in my 2 cup pyrex measuring cup. The pouring works pretty clean 90% of the time.
Just curious about the orange smelling like Cherry Chapstick. Do the Cherry Chapstick’s not really have any cherry smell? Just trying to replicate my father’s old favorite Chapstick since they changed the formulation and it makes his lips blister.
Hey Krissy! GENIUS I never thought of melting it all in a measuring cup – Thanks soooo much for sharing that! Somehow the orange mixed with the sweet almond extract- is what really makes that cherry smell come out every time. The two together are really tasty 🙂 – but you can skip it, replace it without another essential oil you might prefer etc… Thanks again!!!
This was my solution for pouring: https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Balm-Tube-Filling-Scraper/dp/B0192ILGYY
GENIUS! Thanks so much for this!!! I’m an ebay girl lol- found it on there too! Such a simple device, will make pouring so much easier!
Melt ingredients in a metal coffee frother with two very small v-shaped spouts. It looks like a beaker but is metal and has a handle. You can get one at a kitchen or department store. Makes it very easy to pour small amounts into lip balm tubes.