Homemade Chapstick {OnGuard Honey Lavender}

I couldn’t wait to share this DIY with you all… Its so easy & I’m positive we all buy/use it ALL THE TIME. It doesn’t even matter the time of year. Lip Balm is addicting. 
If you aren’t a chapstick addict then high five, good for you. But me I probably have 4 different kinds in my purse alone. It’s a tiny problem. As I only see the end of the tube of the really, really, really good ones. And lets be honest those really good ones are what usually cost me a pretty penny. To add insult to injury there is so much extra junk in most of them… Do you really want to put that on your lips and then ingest it into your body? The more I think about this one, No thank you. 
Bonus- it’s not only soothing for my lips but the essential oils have tons of added benefits!
Here is some great information about the two oils I chose for this chapstick blend…
On Guard is a proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. 
Lavender is the most popular oil, it has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities.
 
Just that alone makes me feel great about putting it on my lips. It’s soothing, relaxing and going to help fight off germs! It’s so easy to make for yourself! One batch of this yields at least 12 tubes. If that doesn’t last you it’s probably time you drink some more water for those lips 🙂 But seriously it wasn’t expensive to do and the total time it took to actually make them was only 10 minutes. So simple! I’m thinking with all the extra materials I have on hand I could start making & selling these bad boys? Who wants to buy one??


The following recipe was adapted from 3 different recipes

Ingredients
2 Tbsp Beeswax
2 Tbsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 Tbsp Cocoa Butter
15 Drops OnGuard Essential Oil Blend
15 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 Tbsp Honey

Materials Needed
Saucepan or large skillet with a few inches of water
glass jar w/pour spout is easiest
empty lip balm containers
popsicle stick

Tips: 
*If you want harder lip balm add 1 Tbsp Beeswax, for softer add 1 Tbsp coconut oil.
*Use a popsicle stick to stir ingredients for much easier cleanup later.
*This recipe makes about 3 oz of lip balm. Approximately 12 small tubes or 3 large ones.  I filled 8 regular size lip balm tubes and 1 small jar.
*Stick with organic, pure products for a better quality lip balm

Directions
1. Line up the empty containers on counter. {if you’re using a lip balm stick double check to make sure it’s twisted down to the bottom of the tube}

2. Measure all butters, beeswax and coconut oil into the glass jar.
3. Put approx. 3 inches of water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, place the glass jar in the center of the pan and melt the butters/wax stirring occasionally until combined and all ingredients are liquid.
4. Remove from heat and let sit for 3 minutes.
5. Add in honey and essential oils. Stir well
6. Pour mixture into lip balm containers. Be quick with this, and be sure to fill up each one so the top is rounded as it will shrink when cooled completely.
7. Let them cool to harden. Wipe off the excess you know you spilled on the outside of the plastic {don’t worry it’s easy!}. Add some labels and you’re done!

I made 2 different kinds so this picture doesn’t show exactly what I used.
But it does show the glass container and how I melted everything.

 

 Have some fun with this one!! Personally, I already have more chapstick tubes ordered so that I can make a few more flavors for the upcoming summer…. thinking a Wild Orange and also a grapefruit. YUM!
Can’t wait to hear how yours turn out!! Don’t forget to come back & share in the comments.
Bye for Now.
-xo

 

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