Women around the world apply toxic, synthetic ingredients to their face, including around their mucous-membrane (eyes and mouths) daily. The chemicals are blinked into eyes, seeped into pores, and accidentally licked into mouths, accumulating over a woman’s lifespan.
Hence, the reason for my DIY lipstick recipe.
My DIY lipstick recipe is nothing more complicated than a jazzed up lip balm.
INGREDIENTS FOR DIY NATURAL LIPSTICK
2 teaspoons sweet almond oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon beeswax / beeswax beads
1 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter
1-2 drops of any essential oils
lip balm tubes or tins
Optional Colouring Ingredients:
1/8 – ¼ teaspoon beetroot powder
1/8 – ¼ cacao powder
1/8 – ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/8 – ¼ maca powder
1/8 – ¼ spirulina powder
1/8 – ¼ teaspoon turmeric
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIY NATURAL LIPSTICK
Set a glass measuring cup or a jar into a sauce pan with 2-3cm of water in it to create a double boiler.
Melt the wax, oil and shea butter in the jar over medium heat.
Stir in optional colouring.
Finally, remove from heat and quickly stir in a drop or two of essential oil for fragrance and nourishment, like cinnamon, peppermint, lavender, or lemongrass.
Pour into lip balm tins or sticks.
Let cool. Enjoy!
TAKE NOTE: Citrus oils are phototoxic (can cause excessive burning when exposed to the sun) to varying degrees. If you choose to use citrus in your lipstick, be sure to only use 1 drop.