This chapstick is like butter for your lips. You may find yourself just applying it so that you can lick your lips later. Some find no shame in simply eating it. The honey gives it a slight sweetness. Though I don’t recommend eating it, it is all organic and chemical free. That’s the reason we make this recipe a couple times a year to give as gifts and stock pile the rest because there is one particular child who thinks she can eat one a day! Most of the chapstick on the market has preservatives and chemicals that are not suitable for ingestion. Especially children’s chapsticks that entice them with their favorite cartoon characters.
For all of you who ask me for my chapstick recipe, I am finally delivering. No more guestimating. The girls and I recently made a batch of this lip butter to give as Valentine gifts to their friends. This time I wrote the precise amounts of each ingredient so you can make this luscious chapstick for your friends and family. Add beet root powder for a tinted version.
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Organic Cocoa, Shea, & Honey Lip Butter – fills around 50 chapsticks tubes
8 Tablespoons organic cocoa butter
5 Tablespoons beeswax
4 Tablespoons organic shea butter
2 Tablespoons organic unrefined solid coconut oil
1 Teaspoon vitamin E
1 teaspoon raw honey
30-40 drops of therapeutic grade essential oils. Combos we like are clove and grapefruit, lavender and mint, ylang ylang and lavender.
Supplies- wide mouth pint mason jar, old saucepan, 50 empty chapstick tubes, 5ml medicine syringe, a 2×4 drilled with holes to fit the chapstick tubes.
Directions -Chop and scoop all the ingredients and add all ingredients to a wide mouth pint mason jar. Place the jar in the old saucepan filled with water. Turn the stove on and slowly melt all the ingredients in the water bath. Meanwhile place the tubes in the 2×4 holder. When the all ingredients are melted take the pot off the stove and carefully suck up the liquid with the syringe and distribute to the tubes. As they solidify they will settle and you can add more liquid to the tubes. Place the holder in the fridge to cool and then repeat with the remainder of the tubes. Clean the tubes with a rag and add labels or washi tape.
If you do not want to fill all your tubes at one time let the liquid cool and store in the mason jar. Simply reheat when you are ready to make more. Even if the jars are empty I put a lid on the jar with the flavor and store it for next time.
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