Guest Post By Neel
I have been itching to do a DIY project of making my own lipstick for a while now, who doesn’t like a customized shade? Something to be proud of! After going through tons of ways to create our own lipstick, I chose to make a Lipstick from Crayons, yes you heard it right! J I am showing you girls today, How to Make Crayon Lipsticks!!
Things you will require:
- Wax Crayon Colors – Make sure to use a non-toxic version!
- 1.5 Tsp Oil – I have used Forest Essentials Cold Pressed Coconut Oil but you can use Argan, Almond Oil too (I would suggest using Hamdard Badam Rogan Shirin Oil, it’s the best). Please do not Parachute oil!
- A double boiler
- An empty container – old lip balms pot, lens cases… anything will do!
How to Make Lipstick from Crayons:
- Choose a color you want to make. You can use a single color or you can mix 2 or 3 colors. I am mixing orange & red crayons in 1:1 ratio. You can change the ratio as well, if you like more red then add more pieces of red crayon or if you like more orange then do vice versa.
- Peel the wrapper of crayons & cut them into pieces. I took 2 small pieces of both orange & red in the ratio 1:1
- Take a double boiler (on a gas stove) & in the small container add pieces of crayons & 1.5 tsp of oil & stir it continuously till it melts. Please do not put this on direct heat, you will end up burning the wax crayon. I am using 1.5 Tsp oil as I prefer a little bit of matte finish. You can add about a tsp of more oil if you like your lipstick to be more moisturizing.
- Once, everything is melted & mixed well together, pour it in your container & your homemade customized lipstick is ready to use.
Is Lipstick made from Wax Crayon Safe?
This question had bothered me too and after all the research I had done, it is safe to say that this DIY Lipstick is very safe. Wax Crayons are made for children, hence they are non-toxic. So look for crayons which say “Non-toxic”. Apart from this make sure you are buying crayons from a well-known brand, to make sure there is no monkey business J. Refer to the pic of the pack of crayons I bought. I have circled the area worth reading.