DIY Series: Natural Cosmetic Products, Dr. Tijana DC, Dr. Tijana Sefic DC, healthy.BEing family wellness, homemade cosmetics, homemade lip balm, homemade skincare products, lip balm, recipe, Recipe: Natural Lip Balm/Stain
We’re into Week 2 of homemade natural personal care products! And today I’m sharing the recipe for a lip balm that can easily double as a cream blush. I have recently decreased my make-up collection to a very select few things, mostly motivated by the ingredients in the products themselves. They are the “who’s who” chemical storm of what NOT to put on your body, especially face. Remember to check out The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, a division of EWG (The Environmental Working Group), who maintain an ever-changing compilation of ingredients and products that are safe for you and your family in terms of makeup, skincare, and other personal care items.
Personally, I am choosing my health on the inside and on the outside. So I’m taking these steps to switch up my make-up from chemical-laden products to natural choices that are either homemade or select few that are store bought. So here’s a simple and effective lip balm recipe:
Natural Lip Balm/Stain Recipe:
2 Tbsp of organic coconut oil
1 Tbsp of Raw Honey
1 Tsp of Beeswax, chips or pellets
2 Tsp of Beetroot powder
Melt the coconut oil and honey by placing a 4 oz. jar in a pot filled with about an inch of water and heating it on LOW heat, while continually stirring it. Then stir in chips or pellets of beeswax. Once all 3 ingredients are fully melted together, take off the stove and add the beet root powder. You may need more than 1 teaspoon of beet root powder depending on how deep you want to make the color. I kept adding a bit more and testing it against my lips. The mixture may appear very dark, but it does not transfer as dark on the skin. I left the finished mixture in the 4 oz. jar, but you can transfer it to other lip balm containers as a more portable option.
I used the beet root powder because I had already purchased it, but you can use a variety of ingredients for color:
- Blend or juice fresh beets and/or berries (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate, etc.) and add it to the oil mixture.
- You can also dehydrate the beets and/or berries and turn it into a homemade powder, as opposed to purchasing it.
- You can even add a bit of espresso for a darker hue.
There is any number of variations you can use to make this your own:
- Use raw shea butter instead of beeswax for a creamier consistency.
- Use some mica powder for a little shimmer.
The final result was a reddish-pinkish hydrating balm that keeps lips moisturized for hours.
Have you tried this or another version? Please share your recipes, suggestions, or any requests!
Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana
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