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1st Attempt at Making Chapstick

October 13, 2013

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We all have our favorite Chapstick that we can’t live without if stranded on a deserted island….mine is Burt’s Bees.  My lips would fall off without that perfect mixture of relief when needed and anytime in between.  When I knew I was going to make Chapstick I searched for their recipe….well of course I found it quickly and it became my first ever experiment making Chapstick.

017I took step by step pictures but really in the end, they’re not needed.  Just mix & melt all ingredients in a double boiler to melt, then add oils, mix well then pour into empty containers (here’s where an eyedropper comes in handy).  

 

 

 

026  It takes less than ten minutes to make and another ten to dispense into containers.  It was SO easy and done within thirty minutes!  And cleanup wasn’t bad – Dawn is your friend to help break down the oils when cleaning.  It was so much fun and surprisingly EASY!  I was amazed at how much I got from one recipe (about 19 Chap sticks).  The best part is the cost per container to make it – WOW – what a deal!!  How much would you guess per chap stick of the ‘Burt’s Bees’ it costs about??

Did you guess twenty five pennies??  –>  Well you’re right on the money- just $.25 per stick!!!  A QUARTER – and there’s zero harmful ingredients too.  All around a winner in my book!  🙂  

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The savings far exceeds the extra effort it takes to make it instead of buying the same thing for ten times the amount.  Plus you have lots of extra ingredients to try out other recipes!  🙂  

Stay tuned for more firsts in making my own products….In the mean time, please feel free to share your experiences making Chap stick in the comments section.  We’re all here to learn from each other 🙂  Thanks again for taking the time to check out my blog. . . . My goal is to share more frequently now that life has balanced itself out.  🙂  

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