Last updated on February 23rd, 2019
Citrus Bliss Lip Chap
It’s no secret I’m a fan of lip chap (this chocolate peppermint lip chap is my all-time favorite). I actually keep about four lip chaps on the go at all times in different areas of the house! With spring coming though, I was in the mood for something lighter, uplifting and refreshing.
And that’s what this Citrus Bliss Lip Chap is! It’s a bit softer than my go to chap which means it almost melts onto your lips immediately. As usual it’s full of hydrating ingredients and I find the scent extremely uplifting.
Shae butter has been known for its healing properties as well as it’s hydrating ones which means it’s a great ingredients as the base of a lip chap. Coconut oil is antibacterial and known for its moisture. And of course, beeswax helps keep them together while giving a faint honey scent and providing some health benefits of its own.
Honestly this lip chap is simple to make, it contains simple ingredients and it smells simply amazing. Both lemon and orange are mood enhancers and uplifting making them perfect for spring!
Note: If you’re planning to be out in the sun (especially a strong sun) for a long period, I wouldn’t advise this lip chap. Citrus essential oils heat up in the sun quickly and can cause burns. This is why they should never be used in sunscreens or face creams targeted towards the hot summers sun.
Ingredients For Citrus Bliss Lip Chap
- 1 tbs shae butter
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs beeswax
- 2 four inch long strips of orange peel
- 2 four inch long strips of lemon peel
- 25 drop sweet orange essential oil (depending on your brand)
- 17 drops lemon essential oil (depending on your brand)
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How To Make Citrus Lip Chap
Combine all ingredients except essential oils into a double boiler and heat until everything is liquid and mixed. This takes roughly six minutes but I leave mine going for ten to better infuse the rinds.
While this is boiling, set up your lip chap tubes and funnel. Have everything ready because you don’t have a lot of time to pour before the mixture starts to harden.
Remove from double boiler. With a small knife or fork remove the rinds and whisk in essential oil.
Moving quickly, pour the mixture into each individual tube slowly making sure to stop about a drop from the top.
Let the tubes cool on the counter for one hour, place the tops on them and let them sit for twenty four hours.
Don’t Forget To Pin This DIY Citrus Lip Chap
If you’re looking to boost your mood, hydrate your lips and jump into spring this lip chap is perfect for you! It’s quick to whip up, full of simple ingredients and smells delicious!