Homemade Chapstick Recipe

Facebook has made it easy to reconnect with old friends, one of those being my friend, Renee from grade school. She recently posted how she made her own homemade peppermint chapstick, “Pretty amazing if I do say so myself!” I was impressed and asked for the recipe to share!

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe


Melt coconut oil and beeswax pellets over low heat (She used a double broiler). Once melted, peppermint essential oil. Poke a hole in a Vitamin E tablet and squeeze contents into mixture. Add teas honey or agave nectar.  Mix well and fill tubes. Let cool.  This will fill 14 tubes. Renee decorated her tubes (shown above) with washi tape.

You can buy empty lip balm containers very inexpensively. Renee said she plans to use the little metal tins for her next batch (which may be reusable).

Photo Credit: Renee Werts Herold