If you are completely turned off by the idea of possibly using lead lipstick or just love to get down and dirty with a good DIY project then you’ll love this!
You can use a simple crayon to create an endless supply of lipstick in any color imaginable…that’s right LIPSTICK using A CRAYON! And yep, this recipe is pretty safe.
The main ingredient in crayons is paraffin (basically found in most lipsticks and chapsticks), which is non-toxic, food-grade pigments for a reason. Therefore, it wouldn’t do much damage beyond stomachache if a kid decides to eat a crayon, better than lead or other potential toxins.
I know, there are lots of web tutorials about this homemade lipstick using crayons and I really wanted to try this recipe out. Give this a try and they actually work!
- Small empty containers or tubes
- CRAYOLA non-toxic crayons
- Double boiler OR a small pot + small stainless steel bowl
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil (or raw Shea Butter – I would like to use the shea butter next time)
Tip: one inch of crayon plus 1/4 tsp coconut oil for a more opaque, lipstick look or one inch of crayon plus 1/2 tsp coconut oil for a sheerer lip balm look.
Fill your pan with a couple inches of water and put it on the stove, placing the glass jar or can in the water. Turn the heat to a low setting.
Now reach over and grab the coconut oil. You’ll only need about a half of a teaspoon, plop that right in the glass jar. Let the oil melt a little before adding the crayon.
The fun part! Ok, now its time to get creative. Pick a daring color. How about a pop of pink, or a seductive red? Take that crayon and cut about an inch of that crayon off –
So for every ½ teaspoon of oil, you can use 1 inch of a crayon.
Now ladies… unwrap your crayon!
Set your crayon in the warm oil, stir the crayon around until it melts – it should only take about 30 seconds. Test out the color on the back of your hand! If the color is too glossy or sheer for you, add more of the crayon to the jar and repeat the stirring method.
Pour the mixture in the container and let it cool. Try it out! You can use your lipstick right away or let it sit for a little bit. To make more pastel colours you can add some white crayon.