Are you ready to learn how to make natural lipstick?!
In my never-ending quest to take care of my health and be conscious about the products I put on my body, I’ve made many DIY beauty products in my day (see all my recipes here). My most recent project has been to make natural lipstick!
It’s so easy and fun to make your own lip products so today I wanted to share a tutorial on how to make natural lipstick! Plus, these are awesome gift toppers and stocking stuffers!
First, here are all the pro’s why I think it’s awesome to make your own natural lipstick:
- You control the ingredients you put in ’em. This means you know EXACTLY what is going in your lipstick and on your body. No mystery ingredients!
- You can customize them to your liking! If you’ve ever found your perfect shade of lipstick and then had your heart broken when it was discontinued, you can related to why I love making my own products. One of the biggest pro’s about making your own lipstick is that you can create exactly the lipstick you want! In this case, I wanted a lipstick that was slightly creamy (without a mushy texture), a pink-rose shade of red (none of those orange-red or purple-y shades for me please!), and smelled like lavender-mint. Is that too much to ask? 😉
- It saves money! Sure, there is the initial investment of purchasing the supplies, but if you consider the fact that most natural tinted lip balms cost at least $5 and a good natural lipstick can run between $20-40, you are definitely going to save money.
So let’s get down to business. There are just a few supplies needed to get started, and then a few optional essential oils that I really liked in my lipstick.
- Lip balm tubes
- Organic Beeswax
- Raw Organic Cocoa Butter
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Mica Powder (cosmetic grade)
- Organic Lavender Essential Oil
- Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
- Pipette (optional, but very helpful for transferring the lipstick into the tubes)
A few notes about the supplies:
- The beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil create the base of the lipstick and add moisture.
- Cosmetic-grade mica powder is used to create the shade of the lipstick. (see notes below about the colors I used)
- The lavender and peppermint essential oils add a relaxing and invigorating scent and flavor, but these are completely optional. Without essential oils, the lipstick tastes like cocoa butter – which is pretty delicious!
How to Make Natural Lipstick:
You’ll notice in the photos that my lipsticks vary in shade. Since I wanted a variety of shades, I started by adding 1/2 teaspoon of the peach mica powder to the mixture and made several lipsticks, then incrementally added some of the rose red (about 1/2 teaspoon in total). Depending on your skin tone and desired shade, you might need to use other colors of the mica powder or add more powder to the mixture.
Note: I recommend testing the color while making your lipstick to ensure it’s the right shade for your skin tone, but if you do realize later that the shade needs to be adjusted, you can always remelt the lipsticks and add more mica powder as needed.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons cocoa butter
- 3 tablespoons beeswax
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 teaspoon mica powder
- Add coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax to a double boiler. Heat until melted, then mix well.
- Stir in essential oils and mica powder (see previous note about increasing mica powder to create the desired color).
- To test the color, stick a chopstick or toothpick into the lipstick mixture, wait a few seconds for it to cool, then test it on your skin/lips. If a stronger color is desired, add more mica powder as needed.
- Once desired color is achieved, use the pipettes or pour mixture into the tubes. Let cool, then cap and start using!
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