Homemade Chapstick vs. Hamburger Fat
The wax is melted.
Kodiak is our 13 year old daughter, and she’s going to start guest blogging when the mood strikes her! We hope you enjoy her first post:
I started thinking about chapstick when I ate a hamburger and got tallow on my lips. It made my lips feel so soft. (But I wouldn’t want to walk around with a bunch of tallow in my pocket…)
The reason we don’t use other chapstick that you get at the store is because it has a bunch of artificial flavoring and coloring. (Chemicals!) I made some homemade chapstick and it is really simple and really easy! I modified the lip balm recipe from Frugally Sustainable to use stuff that we have at home.
- 2 teaspoons beeswax (grated or chopped into little pieces)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 drops peppermint oil (the kind safe for eating!)
- Put your bees wax, coconut oil, and olive oil in a small pot on low heat and stir.
- Once it has all melted, remove from heat and put 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil in and stir some more.
- Next pour it into a tin or a chapstick tube with a funnel and let it cool.
- When it’s done cooling, apply to lips.
This made enough for 3 tubes of chapstick.
Ingredients in the pot
I used old (gluten-free) chapstick tubes. A little (lead-free) tin would be better than plastic.
Shared on Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Make Your Own Monday.