Have you ever felt the urge to make your own lipstick? Well, no need to worry anymore on how to go about it. Creating your own lipstick makes sense when you can’t find the color that you like. It also helps you save money and know what actually goes into your lipstick.
We all want to be given the easy way to achieve things, and the same can be said for making lipsticks. This basic recipe requires the following ingredients:
- A teaspoon of beeswax pastilles (the waxes are in pill-like form)
- A teaspoon of either Cocoa or Shea butter, to make it moisturizing
- A teaspoon of coconut oil
- A pinch of natural coloring: – For Red Hues: beet root powder or 1 drop of natural red food coloring
– For Brown/Tan Hues: 1/4 teaspoon (or more for color) of organic cocoa powder, a tiny pinch of cinnamon or turmeric
– For a more Matte texture: 1/4 teaspoon bentonite clay
What to do
Melt the beeswax, shea butter/cocoa butter and coconut oil in a glass jar without a lid in a small pot of simmering (not boiling) water. It should melt quickly because so little of each ingredient is used.
When melted, remove from heat and add any optional ingredients like color or scent. To get the hue in the picture above, I used a tiny pinch of beet root powder (1/8 tsp or less), 1/4 tsp cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp bentonite clay, 1/8 tsp cinnamon and a drop of peppermint essential oil (just because I like the smell). I think I added slightly more cocoa powder after mixing to darken it up slightly but I didn’t measure that one.
Once all ingredients are mixed well but still liquid, use a dropper to pour into the lip chap container. I used the glass dropper from an old tincture bottle. Fill just below the top as it will expand slightly as it cools. Leave to cool for at least half an hour. Store in a cool place (under 80 degrees) or it will soften.