This Easy DIY Lipstick is All-Natural and Made from Nontoxic Crayons

You wouldn’t want lead in your drinking water, so why would you put it on your lips?

Lead and other heavy metals may be lurking in conventional lipsticks, along with hormone-disrupting preservatives that have been linked to thyroid and reproductive issues. Not worth the risk, especially when there are safer options—or make your own!
The secret colorant, as outlandish as it sounds, is nontoxic crayons made from beeswax, carnauba wax, soy wax and mineral pigments (the ingredients are all safe for a reason—if a kid does decide to take a bite, the formula won’t do any harm). Coconut oil and shea butter, two natural emollients, bring it all together.

It’s super easy and really fun to make. See the full recipe below, and follow along with the video:

DIY Crayon Lipstick

Ingredients:

˝ teaspoon coconut oil
˝ teaspoon shea butter
1 nontoxic crayon
Double boiler or small saucepan
1 candle
5 empty lip balm pots with lids

Instructions:

We kept it classic with a deep pink crayon, but experiment with any shade you like. (Hey, if MAC can make green or blue lipsticks, why can’t you?) Or, combine two halves for a custom shade—for example, try red plus yellow for an on-trend summery orange.

Heat and combine coconut oil, shea butter, and crayon in a double boiler or small saucepan over a candle flame. Once melted, carefully transfer mixture to lip balm pots and let cool completely before applying. Store at room temperature, and your tints should last about two years.

Tip: clean contact lens cases work just as well as lip balm pots.

Kiss those conventional lipstick tubes goodbye!

Note: These crayons are made with all-natural ingredients, but they have not been professionally tested for cosmetic use.

Written by Dana Poblete. Reposted with permission from Thrive Market.

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62 comments

Philippa Powers
Philippa Pabout a year ago

Interesting.

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Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hillabout a year ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for the article.

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Marilyn S.
Marilyn Sabout a year ago

TFS.nicee😍😘

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallusabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Christie C.
Christie Cabout a year ago

I do not think anyone should try this. The pigments used in crayons are not safe for use on the delicate skin of your lips. Even of the approved cosmetic pigments, those are notorious for irritating skin, especially the blue and green colors. This is an irresponsible post from a fake natural company :(

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Christie C.
Christie Cabout a year ago

Please no one try this. The pigments used in crayons are not safe for use on the delicate skin of your lips. Even of the approved pigments, they are notorious for irritating skin, especially the blue and green colors.This is an irresponsible post by Thrive, but then again, they are good at making things seem natural and safe when they are not :(

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Teresa Antela
Teresa Antelaabout a year ago

Noted

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Debbi -.
Debbi -about a year ago

I didn't see any mention of a lipstick brush, used to outline your lips or used what is left of your favorite lipstick from the bottom of the tube.

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