Tinted lip balm, handcrafted in about 10 minutes.
What’s not to love?
Pick a color from one of the millions of semi used crayons you have lying around (if you have kids, that is).
Peel off the paper.
Break the crayon in half and put it in a small container (a ceramic ramekin or a metal measuring cup… just something small and non reactive)
Add a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil. (for stronger color, use a bit less oil)
You can even toss is a bit of shea butter if you have some lying around.
Then heat some water in a small skillet.
Once the water is hot, place the bowl (with the crayon and oil) in the water, turn off the heat and wait for the crayon and oil to melt.
Mix them up till the color is evenly distributed
Pour into a small metal or plastic container.
Let it cool down.
Use your new lipstick!
We used a heart shaped tin from Etsy, but you can use small tin or glass jars, or you can really go for it with lipstick molds and containers.
Non-toxic, like the crayons. Beneficial, like the coconut oil and the shea butter. Beautiful, like good make up should be. A perfect rainy (or snowy) afternoon activity.