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.