Winter has finally arrived here in Central Missouri!
Which means we are getting lots more cold days and nights here and even some good amounts of snow!
Living on a farm means we spend a lot of time outdoors, caring for animals, even in the cold weather. It just comes with the territory.
Which means the cold and the wind really does a number on my lips. It seems this time of year my lips always start cracking and peeling because of the cold weather.
While you could just go to the store and buy some chapstick to heal those cracking lips, it isn’t necessary. First off, most chap sticks have questionable ingredients. Lots of added junk that isn’t needed. Second, it’s so simple to whip up your own that its a no brainer!
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You will only need 4 ingredients and then some containers. I like to buy these containers from amazon. You will also need shea butter and some beeswax pellets. I buy both those on Amazon as well. The last ingredient is coconut oil and I usually buy that at my local bulk foods store.
The last thing I mention in the video is these eye droppers. They are completely necessary but they would make it much easier to fill the chap stick containers!
Simple Homemade Chapstick
- 2 TBSP Beeswax Pellets
- 2 TBSP Shea Butter
- 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
- Essential oils
- Add all ingredients except the essential oils to a pint size mason jar or heat proof container.
- Add water to a small pot and place the jar inside to create a double boiler.
- Heat on medium until the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax is completely melted.
- Remove from the heat and add in essential oils of choice. I usually do 10-15 drops of each oil I am using. Peppermint is always a favorite!
- While oil is still hot, pour into chapstick containers. Wait for the chapstick to cool completely before capping and labelling! Enjoy!
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During these next few months stay warm and keep those lips hydrated with some homemade chapstick!
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