When you walk into a store to buy lipsticks, you’ll find every shade of the rainbow and then some, but you’ll also find harmful chemicals like lead, chromium, aluminum, and cadmium, all at potentially toxic levels. Plus buying every shade of lipsticks is very costly! But do you know, you can make lipsticks at home also?
A homemade lipstick isn’t ridiculously difficult to make, although it does take some time and effort. You can learn how to make your own unique shades in three easy steps.
So here are 4 lipstick recipes below that will make you feel happy, as the final products are soft!
Homemade Lipstick With Lavender
- 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
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.
Stir this mixture until well blended.
Next, add the lavender essential oil and the castor oil.
Once the mixture has been well blended, add your color choice(s) selected from the cocoa powder, etc.
Carefully remove the jar from the heat and let cool.
Using a spoon or small knife, transfer the lipstick to a small container with a lid.
Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
Natural Lipstick Recipe
It’s the most basic recipe and you can alter it any way you want to achieve your desired color and intensity.
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon shea butter or cocoa butter
- ¼ teaspoon organic cocoa powder/cinnamon/turmeric for a brown hue
- 1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
- 1 drop essential oil for scent
- One drop red food coloring for a red hue
Melt the beeswax, shea/cocoa butter and coconut oil in a glass jar with no lid by placing the jar in a small pot of simmering water.
When the mixture has melted completely, take the jar off the heat and add any combination of the color and scent ingredients.
Mix well. Use a dropper to carefully transfer the mixture to a glass container (it’ll expand a bit as it cools so don’t fill it all the way to the top).
Store in a cool, dry place.
Red Beet-Based Lipstick
Another way to get a natural, intense red color is to use beetroot.
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- Dried beet root, finely grated
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
Melt the sunflower oil and beeswax in a double boiler or in the microwave. Slowly add the beet root until you’ve achieved the color you want. Stir constantly. Transfer to a clean glass container and allow the mixture to cool.
The ingredients in this lipstick recipe are safe, but if you experience any allergic reactions, stop using immediately. If you have a severe reaction, contact a medical professional right away.
Ever made your own cosmetics? How did it go? What hue would you make of this recipe? Share below!