DIY Chapstick (Copycat Blistex Medicated Lip Balm)This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.
I love this DIY chapstick because it is so easy! Who knew you could make your own chapstick in only 20 minutes!
Trent and I are constantly using chapstick so I figured I would try making my very own copycat Blistex Medicated Lip Balm.
After making my own chapstick, I doubt I’ll be going back to the commercial lip balm. (Shhh…don’t tell Blistex they’re losing our business.)
3/4 teaspoon (approx. 72 drops) Wintergreen Essential Oils
1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) Coconut Oil
1 oz (2 tablespoons) Cocoa Butter
1 oz (2 tablespoons) Beeswax
3 drops Vitamin E Oil
Medicine Syringe (optional)
*One chapstick recipe barely put a dent in the supplies I purchased and I’ll have plenty to make even more!
This chapstick recipe is very versatile.
If you don’t want to use chapstick containers you can also use lip balm containers. (Whichever tickles your fancy.)
If you’re not a big fan of the wintergreen scent, you can easily use another scent.
Or, if you don’t want to use as much wintergreen oil as I did, just use less drops (testing it on your finger to your desired amount).
The Cocoa Butter I purchased came in a 16 oz block instead of a cream. 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!
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!
Not only will you love how easy peasy this DIY chapstick is to make, you’ll also love how smooth and soft it makes your lips. Say goodbye to those chapped lips!
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