Sunday, February 26, 2006

Homemade Chapstick

We've made our own lip balm before and used those flat, round lip balm conatiners. I dislike them because you have to use your fingers to apply the lip balm and when you work on the farm you can't always rely on your hands being clean. :-D So I finally ordered chapstick tubes. Joseph made the wooden holder you see in the pictures. It worked perfectly and was free (as opposed to the $35 plastic one the supplier was selling)!

We made two different recipes. The first one contained sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, lanolin and beeswax. We flavored the batch with vanilla and lime extracts. (Tastes like Key Lime Pie!) The second batch was made with beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil. Orange and vanilla extracts were used to flavor this batch. (YUM!) We had a lot of fun!

We ended up with 30 chapsticks, enough to last this household of girls for a couple of months. BTW, each chapstick ends up costing about 50 - 60 cents. Not bad for using all natural products (no petroleum jelly here!).


Athena said...

thanks for the ideas and recipes. if my homeschool were more like yours i think my girls, especially our second daughter, would love it even more! :-) i LOVE it!

Calandria said...

How cool is that!? I will not tell MY daughters because they will be super jealous!

Anonymous said...

This is the coolest thing! I am going to surprise my girls with this. They will love it. And the supplier is right here in Utah! Who knew? Not me.


Calandria said...

Where do you get the supplies? Maybe I could even do this.

Montserrat said...

I order from a company called Majestic Mountain Sage in Logan, UT. When I researched products they were definitely the cheapest. The initial cost does sting a little but it's so much fun to do! The websit is or just click on the link in the post (supplier).