I've created DIY beauty recipes using natural ingredients to accommodate my skin sensitivities and allergies. I'm sharing my journey as a source of inspiration and encouragement to help individuals with their skin issues too. I thank God for providing me with natural alternatives.
Monday, December 30, 2013
I've made my own lipstick after doing some research online. It only requires three ingredients and it's so easy to make using Shea butter, Castor Oil and a Crayola Crayon. Did you say crayon?! Yes, I did because it's made of wax, it's non-toxic, and you can mix colors in the box. What's so wonderful is that the degree of vibrancy varies depending on how much is applied, and the best part is that it lasts a long time without having to re-apply another coat. My lipstick lasted for 6 hours without reapplication before I removed it, and the color is true to the crayon color of your choice.
~A light application will produce a soft rosy color
~A medium to heavy application will produce a bold rosy color with more gloss
Recipe 1/2 a crayola crayon - (break it in half because a little goes a long way) 1/2 tsp - Shea Butter 1/2 tsp - Castor Oil
You can use a stainless steel bowl or ladle to make your mixture (I chose to use a ladle because it's easier to hold for a small amount). Measure out and add your ingredients to your bowl or ladle, and hold it slightly above a pot of boiling water. The ingredients will begin to melt, so use a plastic knife to stir them around until they properly mix. Now, prepare to pour your liquid mixture into a chap stick container or a container of your choice. Since your recipe contains wax be sure to quickly pour the liquid because it will dry quickly. Let it harden for maybe 3-4 min. and then it's ready to use!
~Castor oil produces a glossy effect
~Shea Butter moisturizes your lips
~Crayola Crayons are easier to melt than other brands and it gives the truest color.
~It feels like your wearing a moisturizing chap-stick
Ta da! This is one application that lasted me for several hours and it felt like I had chap-stick on. The glossy look also remained without having to re-apply. A little goes a long way! This is a natural alternative because it doesn't contain toxic ingredients like some commercial lipsticks do. The best part is that my lips are responding well to these ingredients. I'm so grateful and excited!