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Any chap stick or lip balm recipes with no beeswax?

Asked by lexipoorocks (146points) March 16th, 2010

I have spent almost $15 in one month for chap stick. On one of them someone rolled the chap stick up too high and it wouldn’t get back in the tube. On one of them it was in my pocket and I don’t know what happened to it. And one cost like $6 and I think I lost it on a hike or a jog or something. So I just want a nice homemade recipe that will actually work. And I have no beeswax or vitamins. So please tell me a recipe you know of with natural ingredients that you can find in a house. I do not want to go to the store and spend more $.

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Frankie's avatar

Have you tried just using a good quality olive oil? I’ve used that before when I’ve run out of regular lip balm. I’m pretty sure almost any kind of natural oil would do the trick.

skfinkel's avatar

Add coconut oil to your recipe.

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

Regular Vaseline works. It is “free” in the amount you need for your purposes.

CMaz's avatar

@Frankie Are you Italian or Greek? ;-)

Frankie's avatar

@ChazMaz Ha! Nope, I saw it in a movie once :P It really works, though!

oddlings's avatar

anything with tea tree oil.

faye's avatar

I use vaseline every day before I leave the house, makes my lips lovely shiny. You can buy tiny plastic jars ½” high at a samples rack for travelling. Vaseline is fabulous for cracking heels.

Facade's avatar

Definitely no vaseline, petroleum, or mineral oil.
@Frankie is right about just using an oil that you have laying around (no baby oil). Try just putting a bit of shea or cocoa butter in a small container and use that. If you want to get fancy with it, melt shea butter, cocoa butter, and some essential oils together in the microwave or on the stove. Pour it into a container and let it cool, and there’s your homemade, completely effective, totally safe lip balm =)

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