My friend Hannah has been wanting to make DIY Burt’s Bees Chapstick for over a year and we finally DID IT. They only take a few minutes to make and are so creamy your lips will be very happy. You can also add shimmer to add some extra bling to your day.
I’ll get to the recipe in a second, but first, why bother making your own? Well, here are three reasons:
1.) Store bought ones often contain chemicals that actually DRY OUT our lips, forcing us to continually apply more.
2.)According to Wellness Mama, after Burt’s Bees was bought out by Clorox, they started adding canola and soybean oils to their chapsticks. These oils cannot be extracted naturally, thus, are chemically made. Thanks, but I’m over chemical-laden products.
3.) They make the cutest little DIY gifts.
Cost-wise they will save you some cash. And now, let’s get to the recipe.
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DIY Burt’s Bees Chapstick Recipe
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 TBS beeswax
2 TBS shea butter
2 TBS coconut oil
Chapstick containers or pots
30 Drops + essential oil of choice (peppermint, lavender or even grapefruit make lovely choices)
A double boiler or just something you can melt the materials in over a pot like a glass bowl, and a spatula you don’t plan on using for cooking again.
If you want some shimmer and a little color, you can try adding some of this natural mica powder.
If you’re looking for another DIY gift, try making these DIY lotion bars using the same ingredients.
How to Make DIY Burt’s Bees Chapstick
1.) Melt the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a bowl over boiling water.
2.) Turn off the heat, but keep the mixture over the pot or else it will start to harden fast!
3.) Add the essential oils.
4.) Use a pipette or a dropper to fill your containers.
5.) Let them harden for a few minutes and go back and “top” off.
6.) Let the chapsticks sit for a few hours before moving or putting on the caps.
This makes around 12 chapsticks depending on the size of the container.
Now, go hand some out. 😉