Beauty / 13.02.2015

#FeelgoodFebruary: DIY lipstick recipe

By Healthy Magazine
Show yourself some love with this natural recipe for nourished lips


Can’t find your perfect lip shade in the shops? No problem. Give our DIY lipstick recipe a whirl.

‘You can make your own all-natural beauty products which rely on the wonderful power of plants,’ says Pip Waller, medical herbalist, and author of The Domestic Alchemist: 501 Herbal Recipes For Home, Health & Happiness (Leaping Hare Press, £19.99). ‘This recipe contains pure ingredients, which enhance your health and nourish your skin.’  And nothing says V-Day quite like a bold statement lip.

This recipe makes about five or six lipsticks, which each keep for a year.

What you need

A bain-marie (Not got one? Here’s how to use two saucepans instead)
5-6 lipstick moulds
1 tsp beeswax
4 tsp calendula oil
6 drops rose essential oil
12 drops rosewood essential oil
Tiny pinch of Italian ochre earth (pink) essential oil


What you do

1 Melt the beeswax and the calendula oil in a bain-marie. Remove from the heat and add the essential oils.

2 Mix all the ingredients with either a wooden stick (such as a wooden spoon handle) or a glass stick (no metal or plastic) for 2-3 mins.

3 Add the Italian ochre earth and stir for a further 1-2 mins to obtain a steady colour. Pour  into moulds straight away.


For more tips and beauty recipes, check out The Domestic Alchemist: 501 Herbal Recipes For Home, Health & Happiness (Leaping Hare Press, £19.99)

Recipe courtesy of Christine Herren-Valette, Sancta Herba. 


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