Edible Chapstick: Make Your Own Lipbalm for Kids

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Do your preschoolers use a ton of chapstick?  Mine do!  And I needed an alternative to help their cracking lips (gotta love winter weather) and something that I felt safe with them ingesting.  I was inspired after reading about a friend who mixed shortening and a juice mix to create a yummy edible lip balm.  We adapted it slightly.  We like a “harder” solution – here’s what we made, and my kids love it!

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What you will need make your own edible lip balm:

  • 1/2 a cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon of Jello Mix – we used cherry.
  • 3 Vitamin E Capsules
  • Some plain wax shavings
  • Small containers – we recycled used containers of party-sized playdough.

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How we made our own chapstick:

Melt the shortening in a saucepan.  Add the vitamin E capsules and the wax shavings.  If you like your chapstick to be soft you can skip this step.  We used a little less than a teaspoon of shavings and it made the lip balm a nice consistency (we think).  As the fats are melted add the jello crystals.  Stir till mostly dissolved.  The jello adds a nice scent.  If you want more coloring to your balm you can add more crystals (or use colored wax instead of plain).   Pour your balm into your containers.  Place in the fridge to set – after about 15 to 20 min your lip balm should be ready for you to enjoy!
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For similar posts, check out our list of Favorite Non-Food Kid Recipes! We have recipes for goop, playdough, finger paint, and more!
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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

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