I love discovering homemade items; particularly when they work! My latest adventure brought me to try out making some homemade lipstick/chapstick. I decided to use my new Raw Shea Butter I received to go about making the simple recipe. These ingredients CAN be changed based off your preference and what you like. I used an essential oil because I love the way the wintergreen smells for lip products - so why not? You can choose to have the essential oil or not; it`s all up to you. By the way, one awesome reader has a chance to win the same shea butter I used to make this very recipe! Ingredients Needed:
- 1/2 crayon of your favorite color (approx 2.4g)
- 1/2 tsp jojoba oil (approx 2 g)
- 1 almond-sized chunk of shea butter (approx 2g)
- 25 Drops of Wintergreen Essential Oil (optional)
How to Make the lipstick:
- Use a double boiler and add the shea butter and crayon and allow to melt; stirring occasionally.
- Once completely melted, remove from heat and add in jojoba oil and essential oil.
- Pour mixture into container you`re using for storage.
- Allow to dry for about 1-2 hours; can put in the freezer to speed up process.
I`ve tried Shea butter products before and even had unrefined shea butter in my house. I was always left with not knowing what to honestly do with the stuff. So I began my research and that`s where I found the recipe. Obviously using ANY product on your face or lips should be high quality. For my review purpose of the shea butter I`ll be honest and don`t like the way it smells, but that`s with any shea butter or coco butter product and can`t be held accountable to this product. The shea butter was well packaged when it arrived with an air tight zip lock outer package, as well as double packaged on the inside as well for ultimate protection. The shea butter itself had the feeling and texture of high quality. For making my lipstick it melted easily and smoothly as quality shea butter should. Once my lipstick recipe was done it made a nice product that was high quality and leaving my lips super soft. This is definitely a shea butter I can recommend using; particularly if you make your own homemade products!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.