DIY: Homemade Lip Tint

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Camille is a licensed aesthetician and operator of Autumn Moon Aesthetics. Her holistic skin care practice incorporates natural, handmade products, herbal therapy, aromatherapy and energetic bodywork. She encourages individuals to become more connected to their body and the Earth by creating natural products at home. Visit her blog Skin Care For Your Soul.

There are many lip colors on the market today that are loaded with undesirable ingredients. You can easily make this homemade lip tint in just a few minutes, using only four natural ingredients that can be readily found at your local natural foods store.

This natural lip tint uses beet root juice to moisturize and protect. 

This natural lip tint recipe is a cross between a lip gloss and a salve, and it adds a hint of both sheer color and moisture to lips. It is a great natural look for everyday wear and the lighter texture also makes a great alternative if you if you don’t like the heavier look or feel of a lipstick.

The coconut oil and glycerin in this recipe help to keep lips moisturized. The addition of the beeswax protects lips from the elements and also creates a barrier to moisture loss.

While this recipe calls for using beet juice, you can also experiment by using different combinations of raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, elderberry or pomegranate juice.  I used a juicer to extract the beet juice, but you can buy packaged juice and it will work just as well.

DIY Lip Tint

• 1 teaspoon coconut oil
• 1/4 teaspoon beeswax pellets
• 1/4 teaspoon, plus 1/8 teaspoon, beet root juice
• 1/8 teaspoon vegetable glycerin

Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a small glass bowl in a shallow pan of water. 

1. Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a small glass bowl in a shallow pan of water over low heat until the oil and wax are completely melted.

Stir the beet juice and glycerin into the oil and wax mixture. 

2. Stir the beet juice and glycerin into the oil and wax mixture until incorporated.

Apply lip tint to lips as often as needed. It will give them subtle color and shine.
Photos by by Camille Leinbach 

3. Store in a small pot or jar and apply with either fingers or a lip brush.

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