A fairly simple recipe for a homemade lip tint from our favourite book ever. Which is a bible. The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible that is. The tint has a very rich texture and a little plumping effect thanks to the peppermint essential oil on the ingredient list. You can adjust its brightness by adding more beetroot juice to the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil (you can use any, but I was using Weleda‘s Soothing Almond Oil that is easily accessible and 100% natural)
- 10g beeswax
- 1-3 teaspoons beetroot juice (you can use bottled one that is normally available in natural food stores or cook a couple of beetroots, grate them and then press some juice with your hands)
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
Here’s how you do it:
Gently heat the oil and the beeswax in a double boiler, if you don’t have one, improvise with a saucepan and a smaller bowl made of heat resistant glass or ceramic. Put about 2.5cm of boiling water in the bottom of the bigger pan (it shouldn’t touch the bowl) and put the bowl inside. The heat from the water will melt and infuse the ingredients inside the inner bowl. You don’t want to melt your ingredients in any other way, because if you put beeswax directly in a pan, it gets too hot, which will immediately spoil it.
Remove your improvised double boiler from the heat and add one teaspoon of the beetroot juice. Whisk well with a fork or small whisk, adding more juice for a deeper colour. Add the peppermint essential oil, whisk again and transfer into a sterilised pot.
This is how it looks on:
For a fuller lips look I was using YOUNGBLOOD Eye-lluminating Duo pencil to contour the upper lip with the shimmery side and then with Emite Lip Brush applied the tint on the lips putting more product in the middle.
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