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Pink Lemonade Chapstick

DIY Pink Lemonade Chapstick

Hi everyone, Jenni here… Today is super special, I have my first guest post-and it’s a good one!  Kelly McNelis is the writer behind the blog New Leaf Wellness.  She is a like minded mom of 3 girls (whoa!) who’s into exercise, cooking and blogging!  Kelly’s blog is sharp-I love her mission-“to help moms fit home, cooking, exercise and positive thinking into their busy lives”.   She’s sharing her recipe for pink lemonade lip balm!  A girl can’t have too many DIY lip balms is what I always say!  I love that she uses beet powder.  I’ve ordered mine and can’t wait to try it in this recipe and a few other’s I have up my sleeve!


Move over, Lip Smackers!  These homemade pink lemonade chapsticks are all-natural, super moisturizing, and so easy to make!

I got the idea to make pink lemonade chapsticks when I was making lemon sugar scrubs as favors for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower, but I ran out of time and money and had to put the idea on the back-burner.

Well, I found a little extra time last week and was able to whip up a batch of pink lemonade chapsticks in 10 minutes flat.  I even designed a cute little label to print on address label paper.  Here’s the free printable so you can use it, too: Pink Lemonade Chapstick Labels

I’m absolutely in love with how these chapsticks turned out.  They’re all-natural and made with five, simple ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, grape seed oil, beet root powder, and lemon essential oil.  The final product feels super soft on your lips and smells amazing!Pink_Lemonade_Chapsticks_Ingredients[1]

More info about the ingredients

Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature and a liquid above 76 degrees F.  It’s moisturizing, healing, and my favorite ingredient to use in my homemade coconut oil sugar scrubs.

Beeswax is solid at room temperature and makes these chapsticks into solid sticks.  It also makes the chapstick last on your lips for a long time.  I use white beeswax over yellow so it doesn’t affect the pink color of the final product.

Grape seed oil is an all-natural and cost-effective oil that makes these chapsticks extra soft and moisturizing.  You could also sub jojoba oil or almond oil in this recipe.

Beet root powder is the secret ingredient that adds the natural pink tint to these chapsticks.  I’ve tried coloring chapsticks with fresh fruit puree, fruit juice, and even food coloring (yuck!), but nothing else colors the chapsticks evenly.

Lemon essential oil adds the natural lemon flavor to these pink lemonade chapsticks.  It smells so good!

I already had all of these ingredients on-hand, but if you have to buy them, you can use the leftovers to make some of Jenni’s awesome ideas for empty chapstick containers.

DIY Pink Lemonade Chapstick

Homemade Pink Lemonade Chapsticks

Yields: Five homemade pink lemonade chapsticks (.15oz each)



  1. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil and beeswax over low heat.
  2. Add grapeseed oil, beet root powder, and lemon essential oil.  Stir to combine.
  3. With the pan still on the stovetop, use your medicine syringe to fill your chapstick containers with about one teaspoon (5ml) of the melted liquid. (You need to keep the pan on the stovetop because the melted liquid will cool and harden very quickly if it’s off the stove. Continue to mix the ingredients in the pan so the color doesn’t settle on the bottom.)
  4. Once the chapsticks harden, add a few more drops of the melted liquid to each chapstick tube so it’s is filled to the top. Take your time to make sure your tops look pretty and rounded.
  5. Let your chapsticks cool completely, and then add their caps.
  6. Label with Pink Lemonade Printable Labels (optional).

Use, enjoy, and share with friends!

Thoughts or questions?  I’d love to hear from you in a comment below!

About Kelly McNelis

Kelly_McNelis_Headshot[1]Dr. Kelly McNelis is a psychologist who shares her passions for motherhood, DIY beauty products, and crockpot cooking on her New Leaf Wellness blog. When Kelly’s not chasing her three young daughters, she’s normally running, reading, or managing her online store. You can connect with Kelly on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.




  1. Jennifer K. says:

    This sounds fun. Does the beetroot powder give off any color, like a tinted balm?

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Cannot wait to try these! I am ordering the beet powder today. Was thinking of using macadamia nut oil instead of grape seed. Also, does the beet powder give enough color that it actually tints the lips?

    • No. 1/4 teaspoon of beet root powder is only enough to tint the chapstick. If you want to add more so it’s a light-colored lip gloss, add a tablespoon. The final product will look more red than pink though. You can find the lip gloss that I made with it here:

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thanks! I think what I’ll try is to make it in the proportions you have given. I’ll fill up half the tubes, then try adding more beet powder to the rest. So I’ll have some that give my lips a tint, and some that don’t, for kids. Can’t wait for my beet powder to arrive!

        • Great plan!

          • Elizabeth says:

            Finally made them…amazing! Fun, easy project. Hardest thing was just gathering all the materials. I don’t really smell the lemon very much. How many drops can you add? I used exactly 10 drops of doTerra lemon and thought it was not “lemony” enough.

          • 10 drops is about a 1% dilution (which means the chapsticks are 99% coconut oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, and beet root powder and 1% EO.). I don’t think more than 1% is typically recommended for use on children, but I think double or triple the amount would be fine for adults. (Even 5% is normally OK.)

            It may depend on the brand of essential oil. I used certified organic lemon EO from Wyndmere Naturals and my lemon scent was very strong.

  3. Thanks for sharing, Jenni! Can’t wait to see what you make with your beet root powder. I have a lot leftover!

  4. Please be aware I got this from the Spark Naturals page: Lemon Essential Oil Application:

    (Lemon Oil is photo-toxic meaning it reacts to sunlight; avoid sun or UV rays after topical use for at least 6 hours)

    With that said I bet it smells amazing!

    • Thanks for sharing! I think the small bit of lemon essential oil used in these chapsticks is ok, but i’m always cautious about using lemon products on my skin. I make a lemon sugar scrub that I LOVE, but I never use it on my face for that reason. Thanks for the reminder!!

  5. Amanda Fankhauser says:

    I took this recipe and cut it in half, with a few modifications. Half of this recipe gave me 5 tubes of chapstick! This full recipe would’ve given me 10 tubes. Glad I cut in half, due to this was the first time I’ve ever attempted chapstick!


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