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DIY Organic Chapstick with Essential Oils

All Natural, Organic, and yes- USABLE!

For the past couple of years I’ve been on a quest to simplify our life and remove unwanted toxins and harmful chemicals from our home; let me just say, this hasn’t been an easy task! The more I realized how many harmful chemicals were in our everyday items the more I knew I needed to do my best to get rid of them. Luckily I found Young Living and began using their amazing products in our home, but my quest for clean-living also re-awakened my love of DIY and I’ve stared to make a lot of stuff myself!

One of the things we’re obsessed with around here is CHAPSTICK! I mean for real! Who doesn’t love a good chapstick!? So one of the things I knew I wanted to make was chapstick!

I’ve spent a lot of late nights perfecting this recipe and have since made a couple dozen chapsticks that I’ve sent out in happy mail packages over the last couple of months. Once I started receiving some rave reviews on the chapstick I knew it was time to share!

So I hope you enjoy this simple recipe and that you have fun creating you own homemade chapstick using essential oils! I’ve linked everything you need below for easy shopping too!

Psssssst! Are you a bit more of a YouTuber and would rather watch a video? No problem! Check out this video and come hang out with me while I make chapstick one night after my kids go to bed!

Homemade Organic Chapstick Recipe

3 Tablespoons Beeswax

3 Tablespoons Shea Butter

3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

1 Teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil (optional)

10-20 drops of desired Essential Oil

20 or more Chapstick Tubes

Chapstick Tube Stickers (optional)

Disposable Dropper


Create a double boiler using a gladdest jar or bowl and a small pan filled with a few inches of water. Put the beeswax in the glass bowl and allow it to melt completely. While the beeswax is melting you can prepare your chapstick tubes by removing the lids and lining them up for easy filling.

Once the beeswax is fully melted, add the shea butter and coconut oil and allow both to melt completely. Stir regularly to incorporate everything. Once melted remove from heat and add the sweet almond oil and essential oils; stir well. Use your disposable dropper to carefully squirt the hot mixture into the chapstick tubes. As the chapstick cools it will settle a little so you might want to add a tiny bit more to the top once they’ve settled to create a more full look.

If the chapstick mixture starts to cool and is hard to squirt, just return the bowl to the double boiler for a few minutes and allow it to rewarm the liquid until it’s easy to handle again.

Make It Easy & SHOP for everything right here!

Sweet Almond Oil;

Chapstick Tubes;

Adding Your Essential Oils:

Necessary? Nope, but do we love it? YES!

Using essential oils as part of this recipe is not necessary; but it adds a really fun and customizable aspect! I like to use 10 drops of Thieves and 10 drops of Cassia for a warm and tingly mixture! You could also try fruity scents, florals, or woodsy scents depending on the season and your preference!

I would highly recommend not purchasing your oils from non-reputable sources like grocery stores, Amazon, Walmart….You get the picture.


Because quality matters! Especially when you’re trying to remove toxins from your home! Many cheap essential oils are completely synthetic food and perfume grade oils and can be toxic or harmful for your body. So if you don’t have high quality oils I would highly suggest omitting them completely.

The only oils that I use and trust are by Young Living; if you need a hook up, let me know! Otherwise go forth and create your own amazing conceptions! I can’t wait to hear all that you come up with!

Happy creating!

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