Natural Valentine’s Day Lipstick

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Natural Valentine’s Day Lipstick

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All Natural Valentine's Day Lipstick

Your lipstick choice can make or break an outfit. And for Valentine’s Day you want pretty, smooth vibrant lips that are perfect for kissing. Unfortunately though, deciding on the perfect color is not the most important decision you will make.

What’s in your lipstick?

Many lipsticks contain harmful chemicals to get you that smooth, colorful lip, including:

Methylparaben

High Hazard. A chemical preservative used in the U.S. beauty products although it has been banned in Europe for links to cancer and other problems.  

Propylene Glycol

Moderate Hazard. This ingredient is suspected to cause immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, and skin and sense organ toxicity.

Retinyl Palmitate

Moderate Hazard. A synthetic form of vitamin A that could cause health problems like cancer, reproductive issues, and toxicity to pregnant women. 

Tocopheryl Acetate

Moderate Hazard. This chemical is used in moisturizer, foundation, and lipstick, and could be toxic. Some of the side effects include skin blistering, itching and burning. 

Propyl Paraben

Moderate Hazard. This ingredient is also thought to cause cancer and disrupt the endocrine systems, among other toxic effects. According to GoodGuide.com, it has a high hazard rating and was labeled “regulatory banned” and is being prioritized for replacement with a safer ingredient.

Do you want these ingredients on your lips or that special someone’s lips? Me neither. Fortunately, making your own is super easy, inexpensive, and customizable!

Still Want to Buy Store Bought Lipstick?

(Note: If you still want to buy your lipstick, try GoodGuide.com. You can rate lipsticks by health score and really see what all those ingredients mean. For example, Cover Girl Triple Lipstick scored a 10 which is great! But Cover Girl’s Lipslicks scored a 0, which is awful. So you need to check it out and not just trust that the entire brand is safe just because they have one safe lipstick.Also, one brand I do trust, and I love their pretty branding too, is Beautycounter. Feel free to check them out as well! They are very transparent and their mission is to help everyone get their hands on safer products.)

Okay, lets get down to the recipe!

It is very moisturizing in addition to being easy and inexpensive to make. 🙂

All you need is beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil or grapeseed oil, plus a natural color source. Depending on the color you are looking for, you could choose cinnamon, beet root powder, or natural food coloring, or a combination. Don’t forget a container or tube to put it in! I like these: white tubes, clear tubes, and glass jars. Also, here are some stickers to label them.

All Natural Valentine's Day Lipstick
An easy, all natural, moisturizing lipstick recipe
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp beeswax
  2. 1 tbsp coconut oil or grapeseed oil
  3. 1 tbsp shea butter
  4. 6 drops of essential oils (optional)
  5. 1 tsp beet root powder (or cinnamon or drops of natural food coloring)
Container
  1. Empty cosmetic jar or lip balm tubes
Instructions
  1. Add all of the base ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Heat on low heat and whisk together until combined.
  3. Add in beet root powder or other coloring agent to the base. It is best to add coloring little by little to achieve the desired effect. Starting small allows you to see the color as you go, without getting the color too vibrant too fast.
  4. Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in optional essential oils. I use 3 drops of cinnamon and 3 drops of peppermint.
  6. Add mixture to a cosmetic jar or lip balm tubes (will make several tubes).
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Have you make any of your own cosmetics? What worked best?

Jen

 

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4 Comments

  1. Abbey Reynolds says:

    I have a few friends that would LOVE this. We are always talking about natural lipstick and why we should be able to make our own. Looks like the perfect setup to the next ladies night!

  2. Julie Sanders says:

    Why are there so many ingredients in something like this? Maybe to make them cheaper to the end customer? I don’t know, anytime I find a shade that I really like, there is nothing cheap about it!

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