Tinted lip balm offers transparent natural color that highlights the eyes and draws attention to your natural beauty. Make it with this DIY lip balm recipe.
My daughter’s lips were red and dry. They cracked under the stress. Two weeks ago, she moved to the desert about 2 hours away from home where the climate is drier. She’s working in an air conditioned warehouse that dries the air even more. When I visited her last week, she had the telltale red halo of chapped-soreness around her mouth. She needed lip balm. Not the commercial stuff made with toxic paraffin wax and petroleum jelly. No one wants to lick petrol! What she needed was safe, effective, therapeutic lip balm made with soothing natural oils, rich food-safe butters, and real beeswax. I gave her my tinted lip balm handmade by MadeOn Skin Care, in Crimson Rose. (My favorite color. Believe me it was a sacrifice parting with it. But she needed it more than I did.)
The commercial brand name “natural” lip balm (now owned by Clorox) has 24 ingredients on the label including “natural flavor” and “aroma”. It is made with 4 waxes: Beeswax, candelilla wax, and two flower waxes. It has soybean oil and canola oil — two GMO oils and a mystery oil called “vegetable oil”. Sure there are natural ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, and coconut oil. But with 24 ingredients on the label those therapeutic ingredients get lost in the profit margins.
If you have a gluten allergy you must stay away from these “natural” lip balms as they may be cross contaminated with wheat products. From the Burt’s Bees website:
We cannot provide a list of Burt’s Bees products that are safe for use with your [gluten] allergy because our products may have been manufactured on a shared line with products containing gluten, or raw materials used in our products may have been processed in a facility that also processes products containing gluten.
Therefore, we are unable to state that any Burt’s Bees products are “gluten-free.” Several of our products are known to contain certain allergens, because raw materials that contain or are made from the allergen are intentional ingredients in those products.
The only way to make sure your lip balm is safe for you, if you have an allergy, is either to get it from a small natural products business like MadeOn, or make it yourself. (FYI, Renee from MadeOn tells me her products are all wheat-free and gluten free.)
Lip balm is one of those things that is easy to make at home if you have the time. You don’t need 24 ingredients. You can choose from your favorite therapeutic oils and add just the right amount of beeswax to get it to set up in a tube or smooth on from a tin. Add a little color for tinted lip balm or leave it out. The choice is yours.
The perfect ratio of beeswax to other ingredients is 1 part beeswax to 2 parts other therapeutic oils. Beeswax offers it’s own therapeutic benefit. It protects and preserves the skin, and draws moisture to itself to keep skin moist and elastic. The other oils used in your DIY lip balms should be nondrying oils that nourish the skin and calm any burning sensations from parched or chapped lips.
This recipe is the best tinted lip balm recipe, with a hint of feminine color that’s suitable for work or play. Use it to soothe dry, chapped lips or to prevent that telltale red halo that lets the world know you need to drink more water.
I like tinted lip balm. It evens out the color of your lips and draws attention to your eyes, the window to your beautiful soul. Raspberry, plum, chocolate, or copper looks vibrant in the tube but against your skin the tinted lip balm offers soft highlights, that draw attention to your natural beauty, not just your lips.
Here’s what you’ll need to make 3-4 tubes of tinted lip balm at home:
Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
The castor oil in this recipe penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize and soothe chapped, wind-burned lips. It also makes the lip balm a little shinier. If you don’t have it, you can replace it with an equal amount of additional calendula infused olive oil.
Yield: 3 – 4 tubes
- 1 teaspoon beeswax (about 4 grams)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
- ½ teaspoon castor oil
- 1 teaspoon calendula infused olive oil
- 5 drops spearmint essential oil (or try Vanilla Oleoresin from Plant Therapy for a sweet vanilla flavor or peppermint essential oil)
- ¼ teaspoon mica pigment (lip safe) (Try: rose pearl, raspberry, or merlot sparkle from Bramble Berry)
Make a double boiler using a glass measuring cup placed in the water inside a saucepan, slow cooker insert or instant pot insert.
Add beeswax, cocoa butter, castor oil, and calendula infused olive oil to the measuring cup. Heat the saucepan on medium until the beeswax is melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in the mica pigment till well blended. Add essential oil. Stir well to combine. Pour into lip balm tubes or lipstick containers. Keep upright until it cools and firms up.
Label and date.
Apply liberally to dry lips.
A special offer for those who would rather play than wash pots!
While this DIY lip balm recipe is easy to make at home, sometimes you just want it when you want it, without the need to wash up measuring cups and pots. My friend Renee from MadeOn Skin Care makes lovely tinted lip balms in Crimson Rose, French Plum, and Copper Glow tints. Made with just 4 natural ingredients, including iron oxide for natural color, these lip balms are safe, gluten-free, moisturizing, and protective. Made with natural beeswax, these are truly my favorite products from MadeOn Skin Care.
You may already be acquainted with Renee and MadeOn Skin Care through the Ultimate Bundles Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle. Renee is often a bonus partner with Ultimate Bundles, she’s that kind of generous. Renee emailed me a few weeks ago and shared a dream she has to put 10,000 lotion bars in the hands of 10,000 people this year to celebrate her 10th Anniversary in Business. Isn’t that fun!
+++ this offer has ended but so you aren’t disappointed, Renee has another opportunity for you when you click to pink button below +++
For the next 3 days you can grab a free tinted lip balm (remember I said a lip balm is basically a lotion bar with flavor or tint?) from MadeOn, using the coupon code: joybileefarm. You’ll just need to pay for shipping. So hop over to the MadeOn page and pick your shade from Crimson Rose, French Plum, and Copper Glow. Or use your coupon to get $6.25 (30%) off an order of 3 tinted lip balms. And if you scroll to the bottom of the page you can add a free beesilk lotion bar to your order too. How cool is that! I told you Renee is generous!
But you’ll need to act quickly. This special offer ends Friday at midnight Pacific time. Use the coupon code: joybileefarm to get your free lip balm (just pay for shipping).