DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

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Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact that it makes me sick to my stomach. I’m not sure if it’s the perfumes that they use or what, but I simply can’t use them. That’s okay though because I’m totally fine making my own DIY beauty products and this DIY Chapstick? One of my favorites and totally right up there with my homemade coconut milk shampoo for which one I like best!

Do you make your own DIY beauty products? If so, make sure to add this DIY Chapstick to your list! It's super easy to make and you can customize the flavor anyway you want!

This DIY chapstick is one of the newer items we have added to the list of things we stopped buying and started making. We love the homemade version so much more and honestly? As the “Chapstick Queen”? I find it keeps my lips in much better condition that store bought. Plus? No upset tummy for me.

The really awesome thing about this DIY chapstick is that you can customize it to make any flavor that you want. For this post, I’ll be showing you how to make it with a Vanilla Latte flavor but feel free to experiment with that if you want. No matter which flavor you choose to go with, the process is essentially the same and only your flavor ingredients will change.

DIY Beauty Products – DIY Chapstick {Vanilla Latte Flavor}

I do want to address something. Not all DIY beauty products are cheap to make initially. You will have your initial costs and most of them might be higher than you expect. However, your cost for your DIY beauty products will drop when you take into account just how many of each item you can make out of one batch of your supplies. In any case, this DIY chapstick is made for around $0.35 per tube in my case. Your cost to make this or any of the DIY beauty products the internet will bring you may be higher depending on where you live and any price differences.


You Will Need: 


Measure out your ingredients then start the water boiling in the lower half of your double broiler. Make sure to only fill it about half way or it will eventually boil over. Heat the water on medium heat until it really starts to get going and then lower the heat to low.


Once your double boiler is doing it’s thing, add the beeswax and Candelilla wax to the top portion and heat it until melted.


Make sure to stir it occasionally so that it get fully combined together. If you’re not familiar with Candelilla wax, it will help your DIY chapstick stay solid even if it gets warm again. If you don’t have any though or don’t want to use it, you can substitute another 1 oz of beeswax in it’s place.


While the wax is melting, line up your empty lip balm containers so that they’re ready for you when the mixture is. Keeping it on the heat can cause it to lose some of it’s natural properties and you don’t want that to happen.


Once the two waxes are melted, measure out the coconut oil and the sweet almond oil and add them to the pan. Stir together until melted then add the vanilla extract, coffee extract and cinnamon essential oils.

Stir very well.


Once the extracts are combined well, pour into  your lip balm tubes. If you don’t think  you can pour it without making a huge mess, use a plastic pipette to fill them.



Here’s where things get a bit hurried for you and this absolutely will make a difference in how your final product turns out. As the wax starts to cool, the extracts will start to separate a bit. You will be able to see this happening. It is a very quick fix but you’ll need to watch for it. They are perfectly fine once they cool in the tubes. It’s only in the pan that it is an issue.

I fill 3-4 tubes then place the pan back onto the burner with low heat. Stir the extracts back in and repeat.


Once you have all of your lip balm tubes filled, let them sit for 30-40 minutes or until they are fully cooled and hardened. Add your cap, add a label if  you are using them and you’re done!

Who knew making DIY beauty products could be so easy!


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Stacy Williams is a 37-year old wife to a USAF Gulf War Veteran, mother of two teen girls and fur-mamma to a rescued pit bull. The face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family, she also owns and manages Long Haul Wife, Republic Preparedness, The Genealogy Queen and a handful of others sites. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome a drinking problem, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence, and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

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