Lip chap is a very simple item to make at home and it saves a lot of money over buying organic brands at the store. These also make a great gift item, stocking stuffer or a safe play make up for kids. I keep a lot on hand when doula-ing to give to laboring moms as hospital air can really dry out skin and lips.
Homemade lip chap uses all natural ingredients that can also be used to make dozens of other natural skin and body care recipes.
Since lip products are applied right next to the mouth and nose, I find it especially important to make sure they contain all natural ingredients, especially if children use them also. Lip chap is an incredibly easy recipe that can be customized to your preferences. I pour them in to these inexpensive lip chap containers for easy application, but re-using little jars or tins works really well too. (I had a bunch of tiny sample size jam jars that were in our room at a hotel one time and they are perfect for this as well).
Homemade Lip Chap Recipe
The basic Lip Chap recipe is below, but have fun experimenting with the oils an flavors to get the scent and flavor you like. Mint is my favorite, especially in the winter!
Homemade Lip Chap Recipe
- Add about an inch of water to the bottom of a small pan.
- Place on the stove and turn on to medium heat.
- Place a small (pint size or smaller) jar in the water, being careful not to get any water inside the jar.
- Add all the ingredients except the essential oils to the glass jar and slowly melt, making sure not to get any water in the jar.
- When all the ingredients are melted, stir well and turn off the heat, but leave jar in the water to keep warm.
- Stir in the essential oils.
- Use a glass dropper to quickly fill the lip chap containers.
- The mixture will settle slightly as it cools, so I top off the containers after about 2 minutes as they start to harden.
- Let sit without touching for several hours or until completely hardened.
- Store in a cool dry place for up to a year.
- Increase or decrease the amount of essential oil for your preference.
- I use 2 tablespoons each of the butter(s) and coconut oil and 1 tablespoons of beeswax to make about 18 tubes.
- This will make a medium firm lip chap. If you prefer a firmer and longer lasting lip chap, you can add more beeswax, up to double the recommended amount. If you prefer a smoother and more oily lip chap, you can reduce the amount of beeswax.
Here are some other DIY beauty recipes if you want to branch out:
- Make Your Own Natural Deodorant With This Simple Recipe
- Homemade Shaving Soap Recipes
- Luxurious Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Mint Chocolate Lip Scrub for Deliciously Smooth Lips
- Homemade Lotion Bars
- Deodorant Bars
- DIY Sunscreen Bars
- Bug-Off Lotion Bars
- Herbal Hair Color Recipes
- Seven Natural Baby Care Recipes
- DIY Beach Waves Hair Texture Spray
- DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark or Light Hair
- Natural Skin Care Recipes
- Homemade Make-up Recipes
- Feminine Hygiene Solutions
- Natural Homemade Substitutes for Conventional Beauty Products
- Seven Natural Remedies you Already Have at Home
- Seven Natural Beauty Tricks From Your Kitchen
- How to Make Natural Shampoo [Easy way]
- Natural Homemade Baby Wipes-Easy to Make
Do you make any of your own beauty products? What recipes would you like to try? Share below!