Spending lots of money on lipstick lately? Why don’t you try making your own! I picked up a box of 120 crayons (Crayola) for about 7 dollars at Walmart for this project, which is definitely cheaper than most lipsticks. This is a fun project to do, and the colors you create are non-toxic. Let’s get started!
Things you’ll need:
1. Vegetable Oil
2. Coconut Oil
3. One crayon
4. Glass bowl
5. Plastic knife to cut crayon/stir mixture
7. Stove top
8. Storage container for your lip color
Alternatively, you can substitute the vegetable oil for olive oil or jojoba oil, and the coconut oil for shea butter or petroleum jelly. Play around with the ingredients you like. I’m using what I have on hand.
Step One: Add a few inches of water to your pot and place it on the stove top. Turn the heat up to high, and wait for the water to boil.
Step Two: Remove the paper from your crayon, and chop it into little pieces with your plastic knife. I am using the color Cotton Candy.
Place the crayon pieces into your glass bowl, and add 1/4 vegetable oil and 1/2 coconut oil.
Step Three: Once the water inside your pot is boiling, reduce the heat to medium.
CAREFULLY lower your glass bowl in the middle of the pot. Using the plastic knife you used to chop your crayon, stir the pieces and the oils together until they melt together.
Step Four: Once the mixture is melted and a creamy consistency, remove the glass bowl from the pot. I recommend using pot holders to protect yourself. Pour the mixture into the container you’ve chosen for your lip color.
And you’re done! Wait for it to cool down, then use your finger to apply or use a brush. Enjoy your new homemade lipstick!