Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make beeswax chapstick:
- Gather your ingredients and equipment. You will need the following:
- All-natural beeswax (locally sourced)
- Coconut oil
- Essential oils (optional)
- Small glass jar or container
- Double boiler or glass jar in a pot of hot water
- Lip balm tubes or containers
Begin by melting the beeswax in a double boiler or in a Pyrex glass jar placed in a pot of hot water.
Once the beeswax is fully melted, add in the coconut oil and any essential oils you are using. Stir the mixture until the ingredients are fully combined.
Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly.
Carefully pour the mixture into the lip balm tubes or containers.
Allow the chapstick to cool and solidify completely before closing the lids and using the chapstick.
Store the chapstick in a cool, dry place when not in use.
You can customize the recipe by adjusting the proportions of beeswax and coconut oil to suit your preference. You can also add other ingredients, such as shea butter or almond oil, to the mixture to add additional moisturizing properties. Experiment with different essential oils to find a scent that you like. Additionally, you can add Vitamin E oil to it for additional skincare benefits.