Monday, March 19, 2012

Easy Peasy DIY tinted lipbalm!

I was going through someones blog, and I saw a post on how to make your own lipgloss! I've been wanting to do this but just never had the time. Well I made the attempt to do it so here you are:

Things you will need:

Paw Paw ointment or Vaseline.
Lipstick of any colour.
A little pot or any container to put the lipbalm in.
A little cup or bowl to stir the ingredients in.
A spoon, microwave and fridge/freezer!

First, break of a small piece of the lipstick, and take about 2 to 3 teaspoons of Paw Paw ointment/vaseline and put it in a pot.The ratio of lipstick to paw paw ointment/vaseline is about 1:3 or 4 , depending on how dark or light you want it.

Now take a spoon and stir it until the colour is consistent throughout the mixture.
You can stay with this darkish colour, or if you want it to be lighter add a bit more paw paw ointment or vaseline. I chose to add a bit more paw paw. Now, once you have it at the colour you want, put it in the microwave (make sure your bowl/container is microwave proof) and heat it for 1 minute. Once its heated, pour it into your lipbalm container/pot, and pop it in the freezer.

Once that is done, wait for about 30 minutes or so. You want it to be hard / solid when it comes out, so check it every now and again to see if its as hard as you want it to be.The result:

A beautiful tinted reddish pink lipbalm! You can also put it on your cheeks for a creamy light blush look! Looks beautiful! Also, you can add food flavourings like strawberry or essential oils once it is heated in the microwave. Just stir it through then pop it in the freezer.

Anyways have fun experimenting! XOXO

1 comment:

DeeDee said...

That's really cool... I'm def going to try this when I get home. :)