If you’re lucky enough to live in a warm place, then you might be searching for DIY chapstick recipes for your own enjoyment but where we come from, colder months tend to dry our lips out and make chapstick an absolute necessity until the weather warms up! Buying lip remedies at the store, however, can be unrewarding if you have many ingredient allergies or don’t like a mass produced, waxy feeling on your lips. That’s where your DIY skills come to save the day!
Check out these 15 awesome and totally natural DIY chapstick recipes, flavours, and ideas that will help you get through the rest of winter without dryness or cracking!
1. Bottle cap lip balm pot
Are you less concerned with the ingredients of your chapstick because you don’t have any allergies or sensitivities, but you’re really into the idea of creating a unqiue gloss of your own that you probably won’t find in stores? Then check out how Autostraddle created this kitschy little chapstick case from some simple bottle caps and a piece of elastic band!
2. 2-ingredient Crystal Light lip balm
Love You Madly teaches you how to make simple chapstick from two simple ingredients: petroleum jelly and Crystal Light! Yes, you read that correctly. You can give new life to a regular jelly lip soother just by adding a little bit of Crystal Light drink mix powder. Mixing the two together makes a lip gloss full of both flavour and colour!
3. Homemade birthday cake lip balm
Do you love the idea of making natural lip gloss but you’re still keen on having it look cute in the pot and smell good when you use it? Have your favourite lip gloss recipes always been those that smell sweet or like baked goods rather than the ones that smell like fruit? Then this scrumptious birthday cake recipe from Soap Deli News is the one for you!
4. DIY flavoured lip gloss
Do you like the idea of creating tinted chapstick but you’d rather not do it with drink mix because you have allergies to food dyes? Then try using natural powdered makeup, like shadow pigments and blushes, to dye your gloss instead! The Girl Inspired shows you how to mix the perfect amount with beeswax, coconut oil, and peppermint oil for fragrance.