Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Tinted Lip Chap Recipe
Lip balm is a super easy DIY recipe to make at home and adding a bit of tint makes it that much more fun! This DIY chapstick recipe is made with minimal, all-natural, nourishing ingredients to both moisturize your lips as well as give them a bit of shine (perfect to use with this honey lip scrub)
I am not a makeup person. I used to be however now it simply doesn’t fit my lifestyle. I work out and sweat too much and cannot stand taking it off at the end of the day.
However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t nice to feel a little dressed up or put on something more than normal sometimes. And this shimmery tinted chapstick recipe does just that (though if you’re in need of a refreshing lip balm, this homemade lemon lip chap is great)!
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Why You Should Make DIY Lip Chap
- Fragrance-free (which is huge to me because fragrance has connections to unpleasant side effects)
The reason I like making homemade balm is simply that I know what’s in it. Even some of the colors added to chapstick can have harmful side effects. To me, this is 100% avoidable.
The ingredients are natural, nourishing, and health-promoting. You can check out where I buy my ingredients and my favorite brands here.
Natural Tint Options
For this homemade chapstick recipe, I used a combination of beet powder and mica powder. Both are all-natural, food-grade options (learn more about the best ingredients for DIY products)
Mica powder is a natural stone mineral with shiny flakes, different from a pigment powder but works wonderfully (learn more about mica powder). Mica powder works well in:
- Lip chap recipes
- Soap making
- Bath bombs
- DIY makeup of sorts
However, for me, it is a bit too shiny. Being in my thirties, I don’t need all-out sparkle, which is why I cut it down with beet powder. A subtle tint and a bit of shimmer.
You can grab beet powder (along with the other ingredients in this easy DIY recipe) from Pronounce Skincare. Not only will you be getting quality ingredients but you’re supporting another local mama too.
Benefits of Homemade Chapstick
Homemade chapstick is beyond simple to make but feeling confident isn’t its only perk! This DIY lip balm recipe also:
- Helps moisturize the lips naturally thanks to the oil and butters (learn more about choosing butters for DIY products)
- Helps protect the skin from the elements thanks to the beeswax
- It is free from essential oils (though they can be added!)
- A good start to reducing chemicals in your skincare routine (along with these four tips for silky skin)
Storing the Lip Chap
When it comes to homemade lip balm, you can either make it and pour it into chapstick tubes or use tin and put it onto your lips with your finger.
personally, I always use tubes as getting oil on my fingers drives me nuts.
So long as you don’t get water into the mixture (either from it boiling and splashing in when melting or in the tubes themselves), the homemade lip chaps will last a couple of months. I’ve actually hap lip chaps for over a year.
It’s water that causes mold which obviously causes them to go bad so that’s what you need to be cautious of.
DIY Not Your Thing?
I totally understand that not everyone is into the DIY thing. It may seem super complicated or you’re just busy AF (hello… mom life!).
If that’s the case, grab the creamsicle lip balm from Primally Pure. It smells SO GOOD and Primally Pure uses only natural, chemical-free ingredients that I can legit pronounce.
And fun fact: use code mamabear10 to save 10% on your ENTIRE order. Savings for the win!
- shea butter
- jojoba oil
- coconut oil
- beet powder
- red mica powder
Note: here’s where you can check out my favorite brands for DIY ingredients!
Other Tools You’ll Need
Don’t forget to pin this homemade lip balm recipe!
Minimal ingredients and easy to make, this tinted lip balm recipe is an all-natural way to moisturize your lips and give them some color. Melt all ingredients except the powders in a jar immersed in a pot at a rolling boil. Whisk to mix. While lip chaps are melting, set up the tubes. You need a small funnel also. Remove from the water and whisk in the beet powder and mica until no clumps remain. Pour into the tubes quickly as it hardens fast. Cap the lip chaps and let sit for twenty-four hours to firm up. Makes 8-10 depending on the size of tubes. Note: if you notice the mixture hardening while you pour, just let it sit in the pot of warm water for one minute to re-soften. Grab all the ingredients you need from my DIY staples.
Easy Homemade Tinted Chapstick
Minimal ingredients and easy to make, this tinted lip balm recipe is an all-natural way to moisturize your lips and give them some color.
Melt all ingredients except the powders in a jar immersed in a pot at a rolling boil. Whisk to mix.
While lip chaps are melting, set up the tubes. You need a small funnel also.
Remove from the water and whisk in the beet powder and mica until no clumps remain.
Pour into the tubes quickly as it hardens fast.
Cap the lip chaps and let sit for twenty-four hours to firm up.
Makes 8-10 depending on the size of tubes.
Note: if you notice the mixture hardening while you pour, just let it sit in the pot of warm water for one minute to re-soften.
Grab all the ingredients you need from my DIY staples.
Making your own lip chap is simple, rewarding, and a great way to reduce chemicals in your skincare routine while still feeling pretty. Plus, they make great gifts for neighbors, friends, and teachers. Whip up a batch to keep on hand and never be without soft lips!