Take advantage of maple syrup season this year and utilize the fresh maple syrup in your own chapstick. DIY chapstick offers you the opportunity to be creative, while making a functional cosmetic!


  • 5g | 0.17oz beeswax
  • 4g | 0.14oz cocoa butter
  • 3g | 0.1oz virgin coconut oil
  • 4g | 0.14oz sweet almond oil
  • 2g | 0.07oz soy lecithin
  • 4g | 0.14oz dark (grade B or C, or “grade A dark”) maple syrup


  1. Weigh the beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, soy lecithin, and syrup out into a heat resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring cup in a small saucepan of barely simmering water to melt everything through.
  2. Once everything has melted, remove the measuring cup from the water and dry it off. Begin whisking the mixture and continue whisking as it cools.
  3. When the mixture is thoroughly emulsified and has cooled it to room temperature you can use a silicone spatula to scrape the lip balm into some wee jars or tins—the recipe makes about 20mL (2/3 oz) of lip balm, so I filled one 15mL (half ounce) glass jar and then a 5mL tin.

Credit: https://www.humblebeeandme.com/maple-syrup-lip-balm/