Easy to Make Organic DIY Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
This pomegranate DIY tinted lip balm recipe is organic and easy to make at home, using the best method to add color to lip balm.
Homemade lip balm has long been one of my favorite beauty recipes to make. Cinnamon honey or lemon chamomile DIY lip balm anyone? Running my business from home means I rarely wear lipstick. Tinted lip balm is a great alternative to bold lipstick and makes me feel more put-together than just regular lip balm, warm cinnamon, or perky lemon lip balm aside.
I love how tinted lip balm adds just the right amount of color to my lips and doesn’t feel heavy like lipstick. It’s perfect for my simple everyday beauty routine. And these days it seems like everyone is wearing lip balm more often than lipstick, as many of us are working from home or homeschooling or both.
If you can relate, let me show you how to make your own DIY tinted lip balm with just the right amount of color!
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What can I use to tint lip balm?
For years, how to make tinted lip balm has escaped me. I tried beetroot powder, which works great for adding a pink color to bath bombs. But, when it came to making lip balm it was so complicated, cheesecloths and pastry bags… After several failed attempts of adding color to lip balm with beetroot powder, I tried a natural raspberry jello mix. Which, unfortunately, failed as well.
Then I wondered if you can use food coloring to make lip balm. It’s already liquid so wouldn’t that be an easy solution? Not really, it will stain your lips and anything else that comes in contact with it for days! And if you’re wondering if Kool-Aid lip balm will stain too – oh yes. My white quartz stone countertops still have a little spot of pink…
It was until I was testing different ways to add color to soap, that I figured it out.
How do you add color to lip balm naturally?
The easiest method to add color to lip balm is using all-natural mica powder! You can skip all the other gimmicks, complicated recipes, and stains, with mica powder for lip balm recipes. It will add the perfect shimmer of color to your lips.
How to Color Lip Balm with Mica Powder:
– Use with ⅛ teaspoon of mica powder per 1 ounce of lip balm base for a subtle tint.
– For a gorgeous bolder tint use ¼ teaspoon of mica powder per 1 ounce of lip balm base.
You can choose a color that compliments your skin tone or mix a few mica powders together to create the perfect subtle pop of color with DIY tinted lip balm.
Either way, you’ll have the perfect DIY tinted lip balm for a day or night out! And my tinted lip balm recipe below is just as easy to make as a regular lip balm. It has a pretty short ingredient list compared to those in the store with a list so long that they have to make it an itsy, teeny print to fit all on the label.
Rest assured, this tinted lip balm recipe is made with skin-loving ingredients to nourish your lips in addition to the beautiful color.
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How do you make homemade tinted lip balm?
Basically, you can make homemade tinted lip balm with only 4 ingredients – beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and mica powder. But adding just two more ingredients can protect, moisturize, and even help restore the skin on your lips!
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How to Make Tinted Lip Balm with Mica Powder
It took me about ten minutes from start to finish to make this pomegranate DIY tinted lip balm recipe. I’ve found it to be the best method for adding color to lip balm. You should definitely try it if you’ve had past failed attempts like me!
DIY Tinted Lip Balm Ingredients:
¼ teaspoon honey
1 ½ teaspoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles
¼ teaspoon pomegranate seed oil
⅛ teaspoon pink mica powder
8-9 lip balm tubes
Tinted Lip Balm Recipe:
Using the double boiler method, add the following ingredients to a glass measuring cup with a spout over a small saucepan filled with 2 inches of water. Melt 1 ½ teaspoon cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles on low to medium heat until all pastilles have dissolved. Stir often with a whisk to speed up the process.
Next, add ⅛ teaspoon pink mica powder for a subtle tint or ¼ teaspoon of mica powder for bolder color. Stir the mica powder into the lip balm base thoroughly to evenly incorporate the color.
Then carefully pour or pipe using a clean disposable pipette into lip balm tubes (these are ones I used) while the mixture is hot. After filling, allow each to cool, approximately 30 minutes before covering lip balm tubes with lids.
Tips for Storing Lip Balm:
Now that you’ve made the perfect DIY tinted lip balm to compliment your skin tone, there’s no doubt you’ll want to make it last! Homemade lip balm is best stored in a cool, dry place. So keep a tube in your desk drawer, nightstand, handbag, or with your other beauty products. (Just don’t leave it in your car on a hot day or you may have a melty mess.)
If you decide to pour it into lip balm tins, make sure you apply it each time with clean fingertips. And like most homemade natural beauty recipes, plan to use it up within 3 to 6 months. I know I have no problem doing this, between my daughter and I, we go through lip balm like we do peanut butter.
- ¼ teaspoon honey
- 1 ½ teaspoon cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons beeswax
- ¼ teaspoon pomegranate oil
- ⅛ teaspoon pink mica powder
- 8-9 lip balm tubes
- Using the double boiler method, add the following ingredients to a glass measuring cup with a spout over a small saucepan filled with 2 inches of water. Melt 1 ½ teaspoon cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles on low to medium heat until all pastilles have dissolved. Stir often with a whisk to speed up the process.
- After melting the first 3 ingredients, promptly remove the mixture from the heat source and let it cool down for a minute or two before whisking in ¼ teaspoon honey and ¼ teaspoon pomegranate oil.
- Next, add ⅛ teaspoon pink mica powder for a subtle tint or ¼ teaspoon of mica powder for bolder color. Stir the mica powder into the lip balm base thoroughly to evenly incorporate the color.
- Then carefully pour or pipe using a clean disposable pipette into lip balm tubes (these are ones I used) while the mixture is hot. After filling, allow each to cool, approximately 30 minutes before covering lip balm tubes with lids.
I love how DIY tinted lip balm adds just the right amount of color to my lips and doesn’t feel heavy like lipstick.
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With the days growing shorter this winter, I’ve been finding more ways to occupy my time indoors, and getting crafty with DIY tinted lip balm is just one of the things I’ve been making. Check out my coffee cake DIY wood wick candles, pumpkin spice soap bars, and homemade wrinkle cream too.
But, if you want to add some sheer color to your lips, this DIY tinted lip balm recipe is it!
Pin the recipe now to make later or tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share your homemade lip balm!