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How to Make Your Own Lipstick: 5 DIY Recipes to Try Immediately

How to Make Your Own Lipstick
Making your own lipstick is easy and cost-effective, and you also get to choose the ingredients and color, that you would like in your lipstick.
Dhanya Joy
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018
"If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked." ― Sofia Vergara

Lipstick is an indispensable component of every woman's makeup ritual. But most commercially available lipsticks are full of harmful chemicals like lead, carmine and coal tar derived coloring. A good way to steer clear of these chemicals is to opt for organic or natural lipsticks.
But natural lipsticks are hard to come by and they are quite expensive. So, the next best thing to do is to make your own lipstick. Homemade lipsticks are not that hard to make, and all you need are a few essential ingredients, like vegetable glycerin, soy wax, olive oil, and natural coloring agents.
Homemade Lipstick Recipes
Organic Lipstick
Organic Lipstick
~ Lipstick tube or a container with a firm lid
~ Vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon
~ Beetroot powder, 1 teaspoon
~ Olive oil, 1 teaspoon
~ Add the vegetable glycerin in a small saucepan and heat it slowly.
~ Next, add the beetroot powder, and stir the mixture until you get a homogeneous compound.
~ Finally, add the olive oil and allow the mixture to thicken.
~ Pour the thickened mixture into a lipstick tube or a small container.
~ Allow the lipstick to cool completely before using.
Berry-colored Lipstick
Berry Colored Lipstick
~ Lipstick tube or a container with a firm lid
~ Soy Wax, 1 tablespoon
~ Cranberry fruit powder, 2 teaspoons
~ Fennel essential oil, 4 drops
~ Heat the soy wax in a small saucepan and add the cranberry fruit powder and fennel essential oil.
~ Once the cranberry fruit powder is mixed completely in the soy wax, and you have a homogeneous color, pour the mixture into the lipstick tube.
Natural Lipstick
Natural Lipstick
~ Lipstick tube or a container with a firm lid
~ Double boiler
~ Organic dried alkanet root, 1 tablespoon
~ Beeswax, 1 tablespoon
~ Extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon
~ Jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon
~ Rose essential oil, 9 drops
~ Muslin cloth
~ Grate the beeswax, and melt it using a double boiler or microwave.
~ Heat the jojoba oil and the extra virgin olive oil for around two minutes.
~ Remove the oil from heat, and add the alkanet root to it.
~ Let the alkanet root infuse with the oils for a few minutes.
~ Place a piece of muslin cloth over a container, and pour the mixture through it.
~ Next, pour the strained mixture into the double boiler and add the melted beeswax to it, heating it slightly so that it mixes well.
~ Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool.
~ When the mixture cools down, add the rose essential oil and stir well.
~ Pour the mixture into a lip tube and let it cool further.
Chocolate-colored Lipstick
Chocolate Colored Lipstick
~ Lipstick tube or a container with a firm lid
~ Double boiler
~ Castor oil, ½ tablespoon
~ Wheat germ oil, ½ tablespoon
~ Jojoba oil, ½ tablespoon
~ Cocoa powder, 8 teaspoons
~ Beeswax, 1 teaspoon
~ Candelilla wax, 1 teaspoon
~ Titanium dioxide, 1 teaspoon
~ Melt the grated beeswax and candelilla wax, together in a double boiler.
~ Once the wax has melted completely, add jojoba oil and castor oil.
~ In a separate bowl, add mica and titanium dioxide to the wheat germ oil and combine well, eliminating all lumps.
~ Add this mixture to the mixture in the double boiler, and let all the components infuse thoroughly.
~ Once it begins to cool and thicken, pour it into a tube.
Moisturizing Lipstick
Moisturizing Lipstick
~ Lipstick tube or a container with a firm lid
~ Grater
~ Double boiler
~ Grape seed oil, ½ tablespoon
~ Vitamin E oil, ½ tablespoon
~ Mica, 4 teaspoons
~ Carnauba wax, 1 teaspoon
~ Zinc oxide, 1 teaspoon
~ Grate the carnauba wax and melt it in a double boiler, or by placing the grated wax in a microwave for around three minutes.
~ When the wax melts completely, add the grape seed oil to it, along with the vitamin E oil.
~ Mix well and add zinc oxide and mica to this mixture.
~ Heat the mixture until it begins to thicken.
~ Pour the thickened mixture into the lipstick tube or container, and allow it to cool.
These lipsticks are natural and safe for use. Because of the absence of preservatives, these lipsticks have a limited shelf life and will not last as long as commercial lipsticks. You can use them for up to 3 months. You can also try making different colored lipsticks by using natural food colorants.
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