Tired of trying to find the perfect lippy shade to suit your complexion? Why not try out this all natural recipe to make your own lipstick in some pretty easy steps. All you need for this recipe is:
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of beeswax or beeswax beads
- 1 tea spoon of shea butter
- ½ drops of essential oil
- Some empty lip balm tubes or tins
- Wax crayons ( to colour)
If you’d prefer to go entirely natural, try using some of these all natural ingredients to colour your lippy, you can mix and match to your hearts content:
-1/4 teaspoon beet powder ( for deep reds and purples)
-1/4 teaspoon of cacoa powder ( for soft browns or darker neutrals)
– ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder ( for soft neutral shades)
– ¼ teaspoon Spirulina powder ( for deep greens and mixing)
-1/4 teaspoon turmeric ( for orangey hues)
– Place a bowl or mug in a saucepan, with around an inch of water in the pan, put on a low – medium heat.
– Melt the wax ( beeswax for natural, or wax crayons if you’re using for colour) with the coconut oil and shea butter.
-Stir in your optional colouring, if you’re using wax crayons to colour ensure you put these in on the previous step. Otherwise, select your chosen natural colouring powder.
-Remove from the heat and quickly add a few drops of essential oil, for fragrance benefits, you could use any that tickles your fancy. We recommend Lavendar or Lemongrass – Yum!
– Carefully pour themixture into your lip balm tins or stick and let them cool
Please be wary when using citrus oils as they can cause a burning sensation when exposed to the sun. If you decide to use citrus oils in your lipstick, please only use one drop and stick with the list belowwhich is considered safe by Essential Oil Safety:
Bergamot Oil (FCF) – Bergaptene/Furanocoumarins is removed
Blood Orange Oil
Lemon Oil (Steam Distilled)
Lime Oil (Steam Distilled)
Sweet Orange Oil
Orange Leaf Oil
Satsuma Oil (Cold/Expeller Pressed)