Subtly tinted with natural hibiscus powder, this DIY Tinted Lip Balm is soothing and, most importantly, chemical-free.
I don't know when it started. My addiction to lip balm. For as long as I remember, I've always had to have a tube or two on me. At home, I have one in the kitchen utensil drawer, one in the junk drawer, 3-4 in the office desk drawer and half a dozen in the bathroom. My purse? Yes, I probably have a combined total of 12 from all my purses and handbags. Addiction, I tell you!
It's no wonder I set out to start making my own because, at this rate, I would need a second job just to support my addiction. And I'm glad I did because it's incredibly easy to make DIY tinted lip balm with a few key ingredients.
Tint your face with Lip Balm
Tinted lip balm is the new lipstick. Well, not really, but it sure is a great way to add some color to your face and give a fresh look. I remember a few years ago, I snagged a few (or 10) Burt's Bee's tinted balms and fell in love with them. They are perfect for when lipstick seems too formal or too heavy. I'm not a big make-up person per se, but I also don't care to frighten my neighbors with my pale au naturel look.
Beautiful hue of Hibiscus
Have you tried my Hibiscus Fruit Punch? So tangy, delicious, and sweet and just perfect for any occasion, any season, any day. You can't go wrong with hibiscus. It's so versatile and the gorgeous red hue makes it an amazing choice to tint the lip balm. Not the Red 40 that would normally be seen in conventional products, this is truly food grade. Very safe for your curious toddler sporting your high heels and pearls.
DIY Tinted Lip Balm with Hibiscus
- 1-1/2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
- 1 tablespoons shea butter
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1-2 teaspoons hibiscus powder
- In a double boiler or small glass bowl (I used a glass measuring cup) over a small pot of boiling water, melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
- Remove pan from heat but keep the boiler over the hot water to keep the mixture liquid.
- Add enough hibiscus powder to your liking and stir to combine well. (I used a craft stick)
- Fill thelip balm tubes or glass jars. This step must be done quickly as the beeswax will start to harden.
- Let lip balm set at room temperature for a few hours before capping them. Keep away from direct heat.