I am super picky with lipstick. I have so many lipsticks that are too dark that just get shoved in my makeup drawer. I decided to try adding color to my lip balm recipe by putting my lip stick in the mix and it worked! The color was subtle but it gave a good shine and a hint of pink that helped brighten me up a bit. It also dilutes the chemicals in lipstick. Of course the best thing would be to ditch the lipstick all together but sometimes it’s better to reuse then waste!
I used Rosemary essential oil because it gives a refreshing smell. I prefer it over Peppermint but you can use any essential oil (or none) that you like! Also, depending on your lipstick container, you can re-use your lipstick tube! Just pour it in and let it cool!
Also, find a good variety of tins HERE!
DIY Tinted Lip Balm
1 TBSP grapeseed oil (or any oil you choose)
- Fill a medium pot 1/2 full of water.
- Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water.
- Add lipstick, beeswax, shea butter and grapeseed oil and melt.
- Add essential oils.
- Pour into containers.
I hope you enjoy this FUN do-it yourself-I love to UPCYCLE!!