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Make your own tinted lip balm!

DIY lip balm with crayon and coconut oil

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.