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 DIY pink lemonade chapstick! 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!
More info about the ingredients
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.
Grapeseed 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
Yields: Five homemade pink lemonade chapsticks (.15oz each)
- 2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil (find it HERE)
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets (find it HERE)
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil (find it HERE)
- 1/4 teaspoon beet root powder (find it HERE)
- 10 drops certified organic lemon essential oil (find it HERE)
- Medicine syringe
- 5 empty lip balm containers (find it HERE)
- Address labels to print labels (optional) (find it HERE)
- In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil and beeswax over low heat.
- Add grapeseed oil, beet root powder, and lemon essential oil. Stir to combine.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Let your chapsticks cool completely, and then add their caps.
- 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
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.