This is Chantal & Kay here from Rose & Rosé Essentials. We want to share with you some ways to replace everyday items with ones that you can make yourself using essential oils and natural ingredients. It sounds super intimidating, but we’re here to share with you how simple it actually is (and cost efficient!) and how you can create a toxic free household and lifestyle for you and your family. The first item we want to share with you guys is homemade lip balms! Lip balms are one of those items that we always have a bunch of since we apply and reapply multiple times throughout the day. Like anything else that goes on our bodies, we want our lip balm to be natural and pure, free of any harmful chemicals, especially since it can potentially be ingested, as we are applying them to our lips. Not to mention we kiss our kids constantly throughout the day. And then our kids ask if THEY can put our lip balms on their own lips!  Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body and whatever you put on it gets absorbed straight into your body? The best way to ensure that you are putting the safest product on you, is to make it yourself so you know exactly what it’s made from. Below are the simple steps to making homemade lip balm from your very own kitchen.

4 TBSP Safflower Oil
1 1/2 TBSP Beeswax
1 1/2 TBSP Shea Butter
Squirt of Vitamin E oil
(1/2 tsp Castor oil if you want it to be glossy/shiny)
20 drops of EO

1. Use a double boiler to melt all ingredients except for the essential oils.  Just melt them, don’t bring them to a boil.  Remove double boiler from heat and add your essential oils.
2. Quickly, use a dropper to pour the mixture into chapstick tubes.  This recipe will make 15 chapsticks.

Here are a few possible flavors and combinations:

Lip balms make a great gift and can easily be customized with your own personal labels or by changing the scent using a variety of essential oil combinations. As for it being more cost efficient to make your own products, we did the math and it cost us $4.16 to make 15 lip balms, that’s only .28 cents per lip balm. Go ahead and give this all natural recipe a try, your lips deserve it! Let us know what you’d like to see us make next in the comments below.