Lipstick has been used by women since ancient times. Today, it’s become big business and is one of the best-selling types of cosmetics on the market. However, the costs can be quite high when buying commercial lipstick. For women on a shoestring budget that can be a tough situation to deal with when trying to cut everyday expenses.
Another issue is that many women experience allergic reactions to lipsticks based on the many manmade chemicals they contain. This can result in many unwanted results that can be tough to deal with. The good news is that there are many recipes for homemade recipe that can provide the same results as commercial varieties. However, they don’t result in the unwanted side-effects that are caused by harsh chemicals.
From Fat to Face
This might be one of the most surprising sources of lipstick. You can actually make a basic lip balm using various types of natural fats. They include coconut and carrier oil, and shea butter. They’re mixed with different natural dyes in order to create a gentle all-natural type of balm. Another plus of this particular recipe is that it also hydrates the lips. That’s definitely a plus when you not only want to add coloring to your lips but also help to keep them moisturized. Both goals are important when creating an all-natural lipstick.
Kool-Aid: More than a Tasty Beverage
Many of us enjoyed Kool-Aid as kids as it’s a refreshing drink. However, what does it have to do with DIY lipstick? This recipe includes several ingredients, and one of the surprising ones is the powdered drink. Make sure to gather the following ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons petroleum jelly (shea butter as alternative)
- 1 tablespoon beeswax (shaved)
- Kool-Aid (1 squirt)
- small container
The first step is to mix up the 3 ingredients in a bowl that’s micro-wave safe. Then heat up the blend for 1 minute. If you want to make lipstick with different colors, make sure that you make mixtures in various bowls. The next step is to mix in the Kool-Air drink until you get the color you want. Finally, pour the blend into the containers and then put it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. After that time you’ll have homemade lip balm/lipstick. This is definitely one of the most interesting types of lipsticks and you probably never expected an instant drink to be used for homemade lipsticks.
This is an excellent blend. Honey is known for his healing properties. One excellent option is Manuka honey that’s from new Zealand. It comes from busy bees that pollinate a certain shrub. Honey is an excellent choice for lip balm because it has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial properties. When added topically it’s believed to lower inflammation, and has even been credited with healing and preventing cold sore viruses.
For this recipe you’ll need to gather:
- 15 grams beeswax
- 1 gram carnauba wax
- 10 grams cocoa butter
- 5 grams shea butter
- 20 milliliters almond oil
- 5 milliliters hemp oil
- 10 milliliters Manuka honey
- 8 drops essential oil of citrus fruits
The first step is to melt the carnauba wax, beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter inside the double boiler. Also include the almond oil.
Next, add the hemp oil as well as the honey then stir until the mixture becomes a liquid. Since honey isn’t soluble with an oil, it won’t dissolve 100% and will require the milk frother to be mixed.
The next step is to remove the blend from the head, toss in the essential oils, then use the frother to blend while the mixture becomes cooler but can still be poured. Finally, pour the blend into tubes and don’t touch it while it sets.
Fresh Use for Peppermint
Peppermint is one of the most refreshing scents that’s used in all sorts of products including candy and all sorts of other items. You might be surprised to learn that it can also be used to make an effective and fresh-scented lipstick. The first step is to collect the following ingredients:
- 8 drops peppermint oil
- 2 tablespoons carrier oil (e.g. almond oil)
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- Glass jar
- Glass dropper
- Lipstick shavings (optional)
First, put the 2 tablespoons carrier oil and 1 tablespoon beeswax into a glass jar. Then close the jar’s lid. Heat up the jar in a bot that has water with medium-to-high heat until the beeswax has melted. Next, take the jar out of the pot then stir the blend.
Use a dropper to add the peppermint oil. Make sure not to add too much oil as it could burn up your lips. It’s advisable to start with 8 drops. You could add some lipstick shavings if you want to add color to the lip balm. The next step is to quickly pour the blend into the containers. Let it set for 2 hours until it becomes hard.
A Lipstick by Any Other Name
Roses can be used for all sorts of home remedies and all-natural recipes. They can also be used to make an all-natural lip balm. One major benefit of this recipe is that you can also use other herbs and flowers. That’s definitely a plus as there might be times when it’s difficult to get rose petals because they’re out of season, or other reasons.
This receipt requires:
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup beeswax
- 1/8 cup shea butter
- 1 teaspoon coconut/vanilla extract
- ¼ cup rose petals
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil.
The first step is to put all the ingredients into a small Pyrex container or small saucepan. Then heat over a low heat until all the ingredients melt. And option is to microwave everything for 30-second periods until everything is melted. Then strain the rose petals. Next, pour the mixture into a container that’s been sanitized. After it’s cooled totally in a few hours you can use the homemade lipstick. This recipe contains beeswax so it becomes hard enough to place into empty tubes.
These are just some of the effective homemade lip balms/lipsticks you can make by following some basic recipes. In fact, you might even have many of the ingredients in your home. You can add bright colors to your lips as women have been doing since ancient times.