Rosy Root Lip Balm

January 8, 2017

Cute, colored lip balms are always a fun thing to have around! And with these dry, cold winter months, my lips are chapped constantly.

Rosy Lip Balm colored with mica powder.

 

Ingredients:

1 ounce Coconut Oil

1 ounce Beeswax

1 ounce Sweet Almond Oil 

5 drops Rose Essential Oil

1/8 tsp. Coloring*

Pinch of Powdered Stevia (optional)

 

If you don’t have all the ingredients on-hand for this specific recipe, try googling for substitutes. If you have an allergy to nuts, you can substitute the sweet almond oil for olive oil or avocado oil without changing the recipe at all.

 

1. First weigh out the ingredients and melt all the oils and beeswax either over a double broiler or in the microwave.

 

2. Add in the essential oil, coloring, and stevia. The great thing about this recipe is that the combinations for flavors are endless! I have made some with just peppermint essential oil; rose essential oil, stevia, and mica powder; passion fruit flavor and beet root powder; and vanilla extract! Just be aware that some essential oils may have a stronger kick than others so these measurements are just a suggestion. Also, you can vary the amount of beet root powder to change the strength of the color.

 

3. Pour the mixture into whatever container you are using for the lip balms. You can purchase empty lip balm containers (either the plastic kind or the metal tins) and pour it straight into there. You can also reuse empty jars or old lip balm containers that have been cleaned.

 

This recipe made 14 of the metal tins featured in the picture above. I highly recommend making a 1/4 or 1/2 batch just to test it out. I split the recipe in half once and made two different colors for a little variety as well!

 

*Coloring: It is important to understand that beet root powder is water soluble - meaning that it will not dissolve in the oils used in this chapstick. Instead, it will look like little dots in your chapstick. You can still add it but you will need to wet your finger in order to have the beet root powder dissolve and add color to your lips. After testing out a variety of options, I recommend either not using coloring at all or use a mica powder that will dissolve and spread evenly. If you would like to use beet root powder, Kathryn Kellog provides another recipe to make chapstick and lip tint that may be worth a try! I have been unable to recreate her tinted chapstick however as the water continues to clump and create the little dots as I described above. Let me know though if you get it to work!

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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