All Natural DIY Lipstick!

All Natural DIY Lipstick!


A few days ago I told you guys about a recipe to make your own all-natural mascara. Now I have another recipe to make your own natural, DIY lipstick! Are you excited? When HealthSnap had that stellar promotion for $1 Lipsticks I bought about 20. But when those run out I am definitely going to make some of my own lipstick with just a few simple, natural ingredients.

Crayons are made out of a highly pigmented, non-toxic wax. So what better way to use crayons than to make some spiffy lipstick?! They are safe enough for toddlers to eat, so I figure they are safe enough for me to put on my lips. Use all sorts of crayons to make whatever shade you want. Your best bet is to use Crayola's Non Toxic option.

Here's what you are going to need:

  • One whole crayon
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • paper towels
  • small glass bowl
  • cutting board (covered in paper towel)
  • butter knife
  • pot to boil water in
  • tool for stirring (wood, not plastic)
  • mold to hold lipstick - perhaps contact cases? You can also get 50 empty lip balm tubes for just $10.85 @

You can get contact cases from the dollar store for super cheap, but you can definitely get creative with molds. I would even reuse chapstick containers or something if properly washed and sterilized.

Here's how to make your own lipstick:

  1. Choose your desired shade from your selection of crayons.
  2. Peel off the paper label. This is easier if you first run the crayon under warm water for a few seconds.
  3. Fill your pot with about four inches of water and turn the heat on high until the water is boiling. Then you can go ahead and reduce the heat from to low or medium. You want the water to keep boiling but not boil over.
  4. Add your 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and 1/4 olive or vegetable oil into your separate glass bowl or jar (make sure it is big enough for you to fit your hand inside).
  5. Get your paper towel-covered cutting board and carefully cut your crayon into small pieces using your butter knife. The smaller pieces will make the crayon melt faster.
  6. Insert your crayon pieces into the glass jar with your oils, and then set your glass jar carefully into the pot of boiling water. Make sure the water doesn't get into  your small jar.
  7. Get your mold ready for pouring, and then use your stirring tool to stir the crayon pieces into the oil until it is a smooth, even consistency.
  8. Turn off your stove ad use an oven mitt to pull the glass jar out. Then you can pour your molten hot crayon liquid into your mold. Then you can slowly insert the full molds into the fridge and let it sit for about half an hour before using it.

Please remember not to pour any leftover wax down your drain! Instead use a paper towel to absorb it and wipe it out, or scrape it out once it has cooled. You can easily apply this lipstick with your finger. The body heat will soften the mixture for application purposes. I wonder what would happen if you added glitter or heart shaped glitter for Valentine's Day!?

Thank you too for this recipe!



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  • Marilyn
    Crayons are made to be non-toxic because small children, who don't know any better, will put them in their mouths. That certainly doesn't equal them being safe for cosmetic purposes. Crayola does NOT endorse the use of its crayons as make up. check out what the Crayola company has to say: I think it is irresponsible for you to promote the use of crayons for cosmetic purposes.
    • Alice
      While I appreciate the attempt at spicing things up on the site, this is a less than stellar DIY suggestion. The colourants/dyes used in crayons are in no way regulated for ingestion. Sure, your kid can eat them and be relatively fine, but that's different than leaving them on the skin of your lips for an extended period of time. Melting the crayon and adding ingredients can often change the way the dyes are bound in the wax. Most dyes used to color crayons are not considered safe for cosmetics and can cause skin irritation or contact dermatitis. Some even contain lead! Crayola's own website says: "Although our products are non-toxic, we do not recommend using them to make eyeliner, lipstick or other makeup, and strongly discourage their use in this manner. The products were never intended to be used on the skin or face in this manner."