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Natural lipsticks are more important because nowadays women around the world apply toxic, synthetic ingredients to their face, including around mucous-membrane eyes and mouths, daily. The chemicals are blinked into eyes, seeped into pores, and accidentally licked into mouths daily, accumulating over a woman’s lifespan.

How to Make Lipstick

Are you ready to learn how to make lipstick? Let’s get started! Place the coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter in a heat-safe glass jar (no lid) in a small pot of simmering water to slowly melt the ingredients. Be careful not to burn yourself when you grab the jar later as it may be hot to touch. You can also use a double-boiler.

You’ve probably heard how amazing coconut oil is. It is antibacterial and helps create a smooth texture to the mixture while also delivering healing properties. Beeswax is great at healing dry, cracked lips or preventing it altogether and it is a great moisturizer. Shea butter falls right in line with beeswax as a phenomenal healer for the skin, creating softness while repairing the skin and enhancing collagen. Collagen helps get rid of those undesirable lines that creep up as we get older. Stir this mixture until well blend.

Now, add the lavender essential oil and the castor oil. Lavender is gentle, provides anti-aging properties and gives the lipstick a pleasant scent. Castor oil create a give a shiny, thicker lipstick. It also helps the lipstick to stay in place. It is a natural skin care remedy that heals chapped lips. Blend well.

Once you have blended the mixture, add your color choice, using a blend of cocoa, cinnamon, turmeric and beet powders. What’s great about them is that they all offer antioxidant qualities. It’s like they are superfoods for the skin! Plus, now that you know how to make lipstick, you can experiment with creating different color blends.

Carefully remove the jar from the heat and let cool. Use a spoon or small knife to scoop the lipstick into a small container with a lid. Since we do not add preservatives, which is a good thing, you may want to keep it in fridge or in a cool, dry place.

DIY LIPSTICK WITH NATURAL COLORING

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My DIY lipstick recipe is nothing more complicated than a jazzed up lip balm. Mix and match the natural coloring ingredients for safe, non-toxic options for lip color. You can mix as needed to get the desired tone, up to 1/4 teaspoon total.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax / beeswax beads
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter
  • 1-2 drops of essential oils
  • lip balm tubes or tins

Natural Coloring Ingredients (Optional):

  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon beet powder
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cacoa powder
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon maca powder
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon spirulina powder
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon turmeric
Instructions:

Set a glass measuring cup or a jar into a sauce pan with an inch of water in it to create a double boiler.

Melt the wax, carrier oil and shea butter in the jar over medium heat.

Stir in optional coloring.

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.

How to Make Lipstick: Homemade Lipstick With Lavender

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Total Time: 10–15 Minutes

Serves: 1 (makes enough to fill a small container)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • ¼ teaspoon castor oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of any combination of organic cocoa powder, cinnamon, beet root powder and/or turmeric
  • Spoon or small knife
  • Small lidded container

Directions:

  1. Place the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a heat-safe glass jar (no lid) in a small pot of simmering water to slowly melt the ingredients. You can also use a double boiler.

  2. Stir this mixture until well blended.
  3. Next, add the lavender essential oil and the castor oil.
  4. Once the mixture has been well blended, add your color choice(s) selected from the cocoa powder, etc.
  5. Carefully remove the jar from the heat and let cool.
  6. Using a spoon or small knife, transfer the lipstick to a small container with a lid.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
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