When I was a kid in middle school, I actually collected lip balm! I had a little purse full of probably 50 different flavours. I just loved the stuff. Partly because my lips are always dry but also because I loved the scents! Now that I know all of the icky chemicals that can be found in store bought lip balm, I love to make my own. This DIY tinted lip balm is slightly tinted pink for a lovely natural look. I added peppermint essential oil for a cooling fresh scent. You can experiment by adding more beetroot powder for a darker pink or different essential oils for different scents.
Beetroot powder has quickly become one of my favourite all natural ingredients for DIY beauty making (you can get it online here). If you’ve cooked with beets you’ve experienced how potent the pigment is! It’s a lovely shade of slightly purpley pink, perfect for lips and for blush. I recently shared a blush recipe using beetroot powder on Joyous Health. You can find that recipe here.
Next up I’ll be trying to create eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara from natural ingredients. I would love to finally have a full set of homemade all natural make up!
This recipe for DIY Tinted Lip Balm makes about 14 tubes, perfect for sharing with friends! You could give them as gifts or stocking stuffers during Christmastime and still keep several for yourself. Am I the only one who needs to have a lip balm by my bed, next to the couch, in the bathroom, and in my coat pocket? I just can’t stand it when I get dry lips!
DIY Tinted Lip Balm
- 33 grams beeswax
- 100 grams coconut oil
- 1 tsp beetroot powder
- 14 drops peppermint essential oil
In a double boiler or a metal bowl set over a pot of boiling water, melt together the beeswax and coconut oil.
Once the wax and coconut oil have melted completely, remove it from the heat. Sift in the beetroot powder and add the drops of essential oil while whisking vigorously.
Using a funnel, pour the mixture into your lip balm tubes or containers. Work quickly as the mixture will solidify within a couple minutes. Once you've filled all your containers, tap them on the counter to release any air bubbles. Let them sit too harden for at least 30 minutes
This post contains affiliate links to products I personally recommend.
Grab the FREE guide for the 8 Key Essential Oils I Use Nearly Everyday!
Join The Refreshanista Society and get the latest recipes and remedies!