Alright, I think it’s time we talk about the elephant in the room: Valentine’s Day.
Whether you love Valentine’s Day, hate it, or couldn’t care either way, I always think it’s a nice reminder to take good care of yourself and give a little extra love to everyone else around you. Or, at the very lease, it’s a good excuse to make Beet Tinted Lip Gloss!
Have you jumped on the DIY beauty products bandwagon yet? (If you want some inspiration, you can check out some of my other beauty recipes here.)
I’ve been making my own lip products for quite awhile now and love the endless possibilities! This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s a beautiful natural rose color from beets and you only need 4 ingredients to get started! Let me show you how easy it is!
- Lip balm tubes
- Organic Beeswax
- Raw Organic Cocoa Butter
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Finely-ground beet root powder
- Mica Powder (cosmetic grade) – optional
- Essential oils of choice – optional
A FEW NOTES:
- The beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil create the base of the lipstick and add moisture. Varying the ratio of these ingredients can create a firmer lipstick or a softer lip gloss. The recipe below will yield a texture similar to a soft chapstick, but isn’t the typical liquid lip gloss you would find in a commercial product. If you want a softer lip gloss, try adding more coconut oil to your batch.
- I personally love adding lavender and peppermint essential oils to my homemade lipsticks and lip gloss, but these are completely optional. Without essential oils, the lip gloss tastes just like coconut and cocoa butter (yum!)
- The beet powder adds just a light touch of color and is a wonderful shade for most skin tones. I found my beet powder in the bulk section of my local co-op, but it can also be purchased online. The challenge with beet powder is that it can be a tad grainy which is why I only used 1/4 teaspoon in my recipe below. Just know that if you increase the amount of powder in your batch, the lip gloss will have a darker shade, but it will also be a tad grainy.
- I also added just a touch of cosmetic-grade peach mica powder for a little shimmer in the lip gloss, but this is completely optional as well. You can see what this color looks like on me in the picture below.
This recipe yields 2 lip glosses (depending on the size of your container), but you can always double or triple it to make a larger batch. Hope you enjoy it!
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
- ½ teaspoon beeswax
- ¼ teaspoon finely-ground beet powder
- pinch (about 1/16 teaspoon) cosmetic-grade mica powder (optional)
- 2 - 3 drops essential oil (optional)
- Add coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax to a double boiler. Heat until melted, then mix well.
- Stir in beet powder, mica powder (if using), and essential oils (if using).
- Pour mixture into the tubes.
- Let cool, then cap and start using!