September 21, 2014

DIY Lip Stick/ Lip Balm

Who's heard about DIY Crayon Lip balm/lipstick? Here goes a tutorial on how to make your own!

What you'll need:
  • One whole crayon, preferably Crayola. I tried this with Target brand crayons and the result was too waxy. 
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil. (You can find coconut oil at a beauty supply store or at Target. It usually comes in a jar or a plastic tub and is solid and opaque white at room temperature.)
  • ½ teaspoon Vaseline
  • A tool for stirring: a chopstick works well. (Note: make sure it’s not made of plastic or any other material that will melt in boiling water.)
  • A mold of some kind for your lipstick. I used a pill case that I found at the dollar store (Dollar Tree).
  • a small pot
  • a small glass jar
  • Pick 6 color crayons
  • Peel crayons
  • Boil water (add a pinch of salt so that it boils quicker)
  • Break the crayons into 3 pieces
  • Place the crayon pieces in the glass jar
  • Add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Add ½ teaspoon of Vaseline
  • Place jar in boiling water, the crayons should begin melting.
  • Swirl the mixture with a stirring tool as the ingredients melt together
  • Turn off the stove. Then get an oven mitt and carefully pull your glass jar with the molten crayon mixture out of the pot. Grab your mold and carefully, steadily pour the molten crayon into the mold. Any extra should be thrown away but wait until it hardens. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES POUR IT DOWN YOUR KITCHEN SINK
  • Place the case with the mixture in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes so it could harden before you use it.

You’ll get the best results if you apply this lipstick with your finger, the heat from which will help soften up the wax for easier application. The lipstick is matte, meaning it doesn't have any shine, but if you swipe a lip gloss over the top, the shade will really pop. You can mix crayons to make your own custom colors. Be creative and have fun! This is a must do, especially with Halloween around the corner!

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