With the sun shining more and more everyday, the need for our outdoor loving family to have sun protection is becoming eminent. Chapstick is probably the most used product I make for our family. We all use ours multiple times a day so it is important to me to use high quality ingredients that nourish our lips. This batch I wanted to make sure it included sun protection. So for this, the addition of Carrot Seed Oil is needed.
Chapstick is one of the easiest body care products to make and you will save yourself a TON of money. It really only takes 3 ingredients. I add essential oils but you don’t have to.
Chapstick Recipe (makes about 7 Chapstick tubes)
1 TB Coconut Oil
1 TSP Sweet Almond Oil (or olive oil, vitamin E oil, or any other liquid oil you have on hand that you like the smell and taste of)
20 drops of essential oil ( any mixture to your liking. Citrus oils can cause reactions in the sun so use caution if adding any)
5 drops of Carrot Seed Oil ( this is your sun protection)
Melt your beeswax, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil in a double burner. I have found that a 2 cup glass measuring cup in a small pot of water works the best for this. It is easy to pour out of and not so big that the mixture will harden on its way out.
Set up your chapstick tubes on a piece of scrap anything so you don’t spill any of the mixture on your counter. Trust me on this one! Even if you have a steady hand, it will spill! I learned the hard way the first time! It is also helpful to set up station where you will not be in the way of other kitchen activities because it can be quite difficult to move if you have to.
Once your mixture is melted, stir in your essential oils. We really like Peppermint, Wintergreen, Carrot Seed Oil. Use what you like but remember that citrus oils are photosensitive. Then pour into chapstick tubes. You could also use tins, small jars, reuse old tubes, or anything else you can repurpose.
Once you have them all poured let them sit for at least 2 hours.
Cap them and your done! Wasn’t that easy?! Ten minutes of work for months worth of chapstick!!
Carrot Seed Oil has an SPF of between 38-40. The ratio is approximately 5 drops for 3 TBS of oil mixture if you already have a favorite chapstick recipe of your own. Coconut oil has an SPF of between 4-6.