Homemade Lip Chap- Lemon Lavender
Body butters and homemade lip chap were actually two of the first diy products I ever made. They’re pretty much what started my journey to a holistic home and spiraled me into pretty much everything I do now! And to this day, I still love making my own lip chaps (I actually make them as gifts for bridal and bachelorette parties!) and this chocolate one is one of my favorites.
One of the main reasons that I love making homemade lip chap is that I go through so many. I have one in the car, beside my bed, on my keys and in the living room.
On top of that, my daughter has her own too! I sometimes wonder how it doesn’t drive my husband bonkers having so many lying around.
But you can’t deny that we have super soft lips in this house!
The reason I like making homemade lip chap is simply because I know what’s in it. The ingredients are natural, nourishing and health promoting.
I like to use these lip chap tubes but to be honest you can pour it into anything that you have (I just hate having to stick my finger in something!).
These specific lip chaps are scented with lemon and lavender. Mood elevating and slightly calming I think the scents work well together. For me, there’s something that I adore about the smell of lemon!
When possible, I like to use the actual item for scent. In this case, I zested a lemon to infuse into the mixture in addition to adding lemon essential oil.
A quick note on oils: some are better than others. Personally, when I am using an oil to heal I use a specific brand but when I’m just using it for scent, I don’t care as much. But use what you have ?
I feel I should touch on beeswax a bit too! Way long ago I bought about four ponds of beeswax… in blocks. While it seemed like a good idea, I didn’t exactly think it through.
In order to actually use the beeswax, I had to freeze it and smash it with a hammer to measure the amount. It’s also not pure or filtered meaning there’s chunks of things in the wax. This isn’t too big an issue, but it does mean I have to strain the mixture once melted to ensure nothing odd is in them!
My point is this: just buy the damn pellets or cubes lol. In four years, I’ve used half a brick of wax and still have three more… again, it wasn’t really thought through 😛
This homemade lip chap recipe makes a wonderful diy gift for friends and family, or in my case for parties! They’re hydrating, natural and simple- a pretty great diy combo!
Ingredients In The Homemade Lip Chap
- 1.5 tablespoons shae butter
- 1.5 teaspoons jojoba oil
- 1.5 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1.5 tablespoons beeswax
- Zest of ½ Lemon
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 5-8 drops lemon essential oil
How To Make The Lemon Lavender Lip Chap
In a small pot of heat proof glass jar combine the shae butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, beeswax and lemon zest.
Place into a pot of water at a rolling boil and heat until beeswax is completely melted.
Meanwhile, set up your lip chap tubes and get everything ready to strain and pour as the mixture cools and hardens quickly.
Set up another heat proof jar and place a small mesh strainer on top. Pour the mixture through the strainer to remove the lemon zest.
After pouring, whisk in the essential oils and begin pouring into the lip chap containers immediately (using a small funnel makes it far easier).
Let sit on the counter for 24 hours to set.
Makes 8-10 depending on size of lip chap tubes.
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This homemade lip chap recipe makes for a thoughtful diy present for friends and family or party goody-bags. It’s simple to make, made from natural ingredients and it keeps your lips nourished and smooth. It’s scented with lemon and lavender to help boost your mood and clear your mind. It makes a nice pick-me-up on a stressful day. Make a bunch and be generous or stash them around the house so you always have one within grasp (cough cough.. me!)