Say goodbye to chapped lips with this DIY natural and easy chapstick! The best part about this medicated lip balm is that you’ll have it made in just 20 minutes with this super easy recipe.
(Do you enjoy making your own home and beauty products. Check out my DIY projects here.)
Trent and I are constantly using chapstick so I figured I would try making my very own chapstick. Who knew it was so easy?! I under 20 minutes I had whipped up 20 tubes of lip balm. After making my own chapstick, I doubt I’ll be going back to the commercial lip balm.
DIY Natural and Easy Chapstick Ingredients
1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) Coconut Oil
1 oz (2 tablespoons) Cocoa Butter
1 oz (2 tablespoons) Beeswax
3 drops Vitamin E Oil
28 drops Wintergreen Essential Oils
Medicine Syringe (optional, but highly recommended)
*One chapstick recipe barely put a dent in the supplies I purchased and I’ll have plenty to make even more!
The Chapstick Possibilities Are Endless
Essential Oil Flavors for DIY Chapstick
If you’re not a big fan of wintergreen, you can easily use these other essential oils.
I’ve found that the key to using various essential oil flavors in my lip balm is to test out how many drops of essential oil I need by putting a few drops of the mixture on my finger until it’s at my desired amount.
DIY Chapstick Containers
I used a traditional chapstick holder but you can definitely use these flat and round lip balm containers or these flat and rectangular containers . (Whichever tickles your fancy.)
DIY Tinted Chapstick
If you want a tinted lip balm simply add 1 teaspoon of mica powder to your melted chapstick mixture (before you add it to the containers).
Choose from these different color options:
- Amaranth (this is my favorite and one I use often)
- Shimmer Pearl
The Cocoa Butter I purchased came in a 16 oz block. To get 1 ounce, cut the 16 oz block in half, cut one of the 8 oz blocks in half, and cut the 4 oz block into four 1 oz pieces.
Place the Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, and Vitamin E Oil in a glass container.
Fill a large skillet with a few inches of water. Place the glass container in the center of your skillet and melt on medium heat.
As your ingredients are melting, twist your chapstick containers down to the bottom of the tube. (Thankfully mine came that way.)
Stir every few minutes until the mixture is totally melted (10-15 minutes).
Once melted, stir in the Wintergreen Essential Oils.
Using the medicine syringe, fill the chapstick containers. (I highly recommend the syringe because it would have been messy if I hadn’t used it.)
Once the chapstick hardens (it literally took about 2 minutes), add a few more drops of your melted mixture to the top of the chapsticks – this will even off the tops and make them look pretty!
Cleaning the Syringe
The hardest part of this process is cleaning the medicine syringe (which isn’t very hard at all).
Once you’ve finished filling your chapsticks, place the tip of your syringe in the lukewarm water in your skillet. Swirl around for a few seconds and then empty into a paper towel. Do this a few times until your syringe is clean. Mine had a tiny bit left in the very tip so I used my cake tester to finish the cleaning.
Before you wash your glass container and spoon, wipe them down with a paper towel. This will ensure that the chapstick doesn’t go down your drain and clog it up!
You’re going to love how smooth and soft this DIY easy and natural chapstick recipe makes your lips feel. You’ll literally be able to say goodbye to those chapped lips!
You’ll Love These Chapstick Holders
With all of those good-for-you ingredients, this has to work! (: Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely sharing!
Andie, you’re going to love how soft it makes your lips feel!
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This looks great! Pinning!
I found you in the Blogging on the Side FB Group!
You’re going to love it, Mandi!
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I have fractionated coconut oil and avocado oil which is full of vitamin E. Will these 2 work fine for this recipe??
To be totally honest, I’ve only made the recipe with the coconut oil. That being said, it’s definitely worth trying with the avocado oil. You could even make half the recipe to see how it turns out!
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I am just curious, if I wanted to make different flavors for my daughter, how would I do so?
You could add in different “flavors” of essential oils.
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How many tubes of lip balm does the recipe make?
Great question, Jennifer! I’d believe it was around 20, depending on how full you fill them.
Hello, I was just wondering what makes this medicated. I use the blistex medicated religiously because if not I will get cold sores. I have wanted to make my own medicated chapstick since I make all my own lotions but I didn’t know how to go about getting it medicated.
Hi Jeremy! The Vitamin E Oil is an antioxidant that protects your lips, acts as a sunscreen, and soothes and relieves chapping.
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Would you want to caution the use of Wintergreen for those using blood thinners and particularly for pregnant women due to the teratogenic effects of methyl salicylate? I think the dosage here is below the 5% that is considered safe, but from my understanding pregnant women should always avoid it.
Thank you for sharing, Star!
If you live in a warmer climate – do you think this will melt inside the containers?
If it was extremely hot, yes, they might melt. It really depends on the temps though!
This recipe is awesome and easy. I was hoping th swinger green would give the mentholated feel of the medicated brand name. Would it be better to sub eucalyptus oil for the wintergreen? For me personally, I can’t smell the wintergreen over the coco butter and it dies not “chill the lips” like the brand name stuff.
I have not tried using eucalyptus but that’s a great idea, Trisha!
Just an FYI…if you are using aromatic oils, they should never be ingested. If you are using therapeutic grade oils like doterra wintergreen is NEVER ok to ingest. Please do your research.
You are correct in that wintergreen oils should not be ingested. That being said, chapstick is topically applied to your lips and I never recommend that it be eaten.
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Can you use Shea butter instead of cocoa butter?
Hi Joan! I haven’t personally used shea butter instead of cocoa butter but I don’t know why you couldn’t.
If you end up trying it please let us know how it turns out!
It is a great recipe but a little to soft and slick for me. How much more should a person add of the beeswax?