DIY Salicylate free Chap stick

Salicylate free Chap Sticks

Salicylate free Chap Sticks

This is so easy you won’t BELIEVE it!

And once you start to make your own you’ll never go back. For several reasons, one of them being that you will have ALOT of leftover ingredients to use LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

My recipe (from Christine’s Homemade Creations or CHC)ย  is so good for your skin, I use it on chapped skin during the winter and my elbows, etc. Homemade stuff is not exclusively for lips! YAY!

It only takes the tiniest amount of ingredients to make a single chapstick, so plan on making around 20 of them. Don’t worry, you will have no problems finding ways to use them up or give them away. ๐Ÿ™‚

INGREDIENTS:

Your base needs to be hard at room temp. I prefer beeswax, just for it’s health qualities and natural smell. I used to put in a little cocoa butter for obvious reasons, but have found that many people block on the butters, so I wont risk it, please don’t risk it!!!

Your oils can be anything. For those of us on the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia, use these oil options:

Soybean Oil is your cheapest option

Ricebran Oil has natural SPF

Wheat Germ oil is pretty pricey but really nice

Corn Oil I have not used yet.

Emu Oil is a favorite for all the healthy, healing properties.

Vit E oil, either in capsules or liquid form, used in small amounts. It tends to be a bit sticky.

Lanolin Oil is a fabulous help repairing any chapped or dry skin

*please note, I do not use colors, flavors or fragrances in my chap sticks for health purposes.ย You will need a different HOW TO for using those things ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy 1 Penny Homemade Laundry Soap

Laundry Soap

INSTRUCTIONS:

4 parts oil to 2 parts solid ingredients (ish). Chap stick is very forgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

Beeswax has a high melting point, and you want to keep as much good stuff in your oils as possible, so I melt the beeswax first, and then add the rest before pouring into my chap stick containers.

Using a glass Pirex container, You can melt the solid ingredients in the microwave (I detest Microwaves) or onย  your stove in a water bath, which is my preference.

Then add the rest of your ingredients. If it solidifies immediately, just put back on the stove for a few seconds till it all melts again.

**Be careful pouring!!!!!! I get chap stick stuff EVERYWHERE when I pour. Those little tiny openings are actually pretty hard to pour into! So make sure you have your favorite

Homemade Shower Cleaner- Soap Scum and hard water cleaner

Shower Cleaner

pouring container that dosn’t dribble down the spout. My fav is my 4 cup pirex measuring glass jar. It stays nice and hot, so the ingredients don’t stick to the sides.

The little containers will just fall over if you try to stand them up on paper towel or something, so your best bet is to just let the wax get on your table, and then pop it off with a knife when it cools. My recipe isn’t rock hard, so all you need is a warm wash cloth to get the rest off.

If saving money is your purpose, it’s cheapest to buy the tiny plastic containers at your local Dollar Store or something. You just have to use your finger to dig it out. I can get real chap stick containers shipped to me pretty cheap with my case of other ingredients and containers, but if chap stick is all you are going for, I suggest the Dollar Store. ๐Ÿ™‚

See the rest of my series on HOW TO make your own Salicylate Free products!

Dishwasher Soap Tabs Recipe

Dishwasher Soap Tabs

Love experimenting and making everything homemade? Try saving a few $ and make your own 1 Penny Laundry Soap (SUPER easy!), Hard water and Soap scum cleaner(Shower Cleaner, Dishwasher detergent tabs!

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I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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7 Responses to DIY Salicylate free Chap stick

  1. Michel says:

    Why don’t you buy yourself some 10cc syringes by your local drugmart for filling the “tiny” containers. If you take an egg-crate and turn it over and make one hole per egg “holder” you can fill one dozen chapsticks at a time without getting your fingers chap-sticky.

    I would add a picture, but I can’t post pictures in the comments. I might send you an example in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michel

    • Christine says:

      it’s a fantastic idea, but I wonder if the syringe can be kept hot enough to keep the mixture from hardening in the syringe? I find as I pour from my hot pyrex that it slowly hardens on the end, the one little drop that you finish with, and the spout gets longer and longer! lol ๐Ÿ˜€
      I would love to see a picture!!!

      • Michel says:

        I should order a whole kit from you and make a large batch to sell at the farmers’ market….

        How much would you sell a -cheap-chap-stick-kit for (say this ten time and you need a chapstick)?

        When I make them I make a bunch of pictures and experiment with the syringe ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dede says:

    I’m a little confused on the amounts of ingredients. You might try a funel to pour.

  3. Marsha says:

    Christine, Thank you for posting the instructions for how to make lip balm. I enjoyed reading and following your notes. I just finished making a batch, and my DH likes it. I used rice bran oil and bees wax. My fibro fogged brain messed me up, and at first I got the figures for the amount of oil and wax transposed. That’s what I get for not printing out your instructions. I had it in the tubes before I noticed that it was too hard to apply. I didn’t want to throw everything away, So, I dug it out of the tubes, without damaging them, which was no easy task, and remelted it and added some more oil. Looking back at my notes, it’s still shy 20 grams of oil, but it will work. It’s softer than the ones that I bought from an Emu oil company. I had fun, learned something, and it wasn’t a complete GOM. Next time, I’ll have the correct figures because I’m going to print out your post.

    • Christine says:

      lol Marsha I got such a chuckle out of this! I make SUCH a mess every single time I make these! I’m glad you got it figured out, your friends and family will love you for those! ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

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