But this morning we woke up to rain, which is nice, but it made some of my outside plans difficult. So I decided to catch up on some inside work, like making chapstick. I found a recipe for making chapstick in a Martha Stewart magazine a few years ago and have adapted it over time to fit my needs.
1 tablespoon of shaved beeswax (I use a grater or potato peeler to get the beeswax into meltable pieces)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
A few drops of essential oil for scent (I like peppermint)
A drop of honey
A drop of vitamin E oilAdd the beeswax, olive oil, honey and vitamin E to a jar. Place jar in a pot of water and heat over medium-low heat until everything has melted together.
Remove from heat and place 1 drop of essential oil into the mix at a time, until you have the desired strength. Use a syringe or pipette to fill your containers and let sit until cool and solidified. I like to use old chapstick tubes and a little single-serve jam jar for the extra. (When one of the tubes runs out, I just reheat the little jar and pour it into a chapstick tube.)
Finally, I like to make cute little labels for my chapstick.
And there you go! Very quick and easy and you have a lovely chapstick that you made yourself and you know all the ingredients in it!