My lips are naturally a pink or mauve color. And I know this for a fact because I just checked the mirror to be sure the color I remember in my head was the actually color on my face. Normally I can wear transparent lip gloss and I’m still happy with the color.
But sometimes I want to dress things up just a bit. I’m not the kind of girl who wears lipstick, ever. Sometimes I’ll rock out a lip stain but with how much water I drink everyday they just don’t last as long as I’d like. So for those days when I just want a hint of something less mauve and more, oh, say red, I’ve got lovely little pots of tinted gloss to give me a hint of color and a moist and conditioned pucker.
For this project you will need:
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil <— this stuff is my FAVE!
- 1/2 tablespoon shea butter
- 1/2 tablespoon sweet almond oil (can substitute for Vitamin E or other oil)
- peppermint or other essential oil
- gloss pots
This right here is a hunk of shea butter. Since it is going to be melted, to speed the process along we’re going to chop it up into smaller pieces. Now this stuff is soft and greasy so you’re not going to have perfect little pieces. Just make it into smaller pieces and don’t worry about if things are uniform.
Start to melt your beeswax in the microwave. When there is some liquid with floating wax pellets add in your coconut oil and shea butter and microwave stirring every 20 seconds or so. When you have just a little bit that hasn’t melted give it a few good stirs to finish it along. Add your sweet almond (or other) oil.
Now I could have sworn that I had some really good Lancome red lipstick somewhere. But I couldn’t find it so I instead ran up to the dollar store and grabbed a $1 red. Unfortunately the color is a lot more light than I would have liked. You don’t have to use a $30 tube of lipstick, but the cheapie $1 doesn’t really do as much as I’d like.
Mix the lipstick in with the melted wax/oils and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil I’m using peppermint for that cool feeling. You only need a few drops. I used 6.
Pour the mixture into your little pots. If it gets on the thread of your these guys don’t worry. It’s super easy to clean when it has set.
Allow the balm to set all of the way (you can see through the bottom of the pot) and then cover with the lid. If you did get the threads manky, first clean away the lip gloss with a cloth or paper towel.
And in case you didn’t see the last lip balm post made with beeswax and honey you can get these perfectly sized little pots at Walmart in the travel section. They’re 2 for just under a buck and they are fabulous!
After the gloss has set, you can see that the color isn’t quite as red as it did when it was still liquid. If you want a deeper color, you’ll need to add more lipstick than I did.
This stuff is so great because it adds a hint of red to my already pink pucker. It’s also firm in the pot but silky smooth and shiny on your lips!