Finally!! An all-natural lip balm with a hint of color. This homemade naturally tinted lip balm is moisturizing, smells great, and is so easy to make!
I haven’t worn colored lip gloss or lipstick in years. It always sounds nice for a date night or family photo, but by the time I go to bed my lips are dry and sore.
My lips are perfectly soft, thanks to my edible sweet coconut lip scrub and homemade chapstick.
So, why not add some all-natural color in the mix for special occasions? Truth be told, I love this homemade naturally tinted lip balm so much that I’ve even been wearing it around the house and to preschool drop-off. (Because, really, my favorite combo of printed leggings and a t-shirt borrowed from my husband just isn’t complete without some colored lip balm.)
This homemade lip balm adds a hint of color, plus a double dose of moisture from coconut oil and Vitamin E. Perfect for women like me who have dry lips, but still want some color.
I also add some Melissa essential oil from Wyndmere Naturals for a sweet lemony smell and finish off the package with a cute homemade label. Here’s the free printable so you can use it too: Free Lip Balm Printable
The color looks dark in the tube, but it’s actually very light and glossy. You don’t need a mirror to apply it and I think it would look good on everyone. My friends and family have all given it a rave reviews. I even dab some on my cheeks sometimes for a fresh, rosy glow.
Homemade Naturally Tinted Lip Balm
Yields: 10, .15oz sticks
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (I like Whole Food’s and Trader Joe’s organic virgin coconut oil)
- 2 tablespoons white beeswax (I use these white beeswax pellets)
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil (I use 100% pure jojoba oil)
- 1 tablespoon beet root powder (I use this organic beet root powder)
- 2, 400 IU soft gels of 100% Vitamin E (Any 100% natural soft gel should work)
- 1/4 tsp (25 drops) of essential oil (I love Melissa in Jojoba AKA Lemon Balm from Wyndmere Naturals)
- Medicine syringe (I use this Safety First Syringe)
- 10 chapstick containers (I use these clear lip balm containers)
- Address label paper to print labels, optional (I use address label paper compatible with the Avery 5160 address label template)
- On your stovetop, melt coconut oil and beeswax in small, nonstick pan over low heat.
- Add jojoba oil, beet root powder, Vitamin E, and essential oil, and stir.
- With the pan still on the stovetop, use your medicine syringe to fill each chapstick container with about one teaspoon (5ml) of the melted liquid. (You need to keep the pan on the stovetop because the melted liquid will cool and harden very quickly if it’s off the stove. Continue to mix the ingredients in the pan so the color doesn’t settle on the bottom.)
- Once the lip balms harden, add a few more drops of the melted liquid to each chapstick tube so it’s filled to the top. Take your time to make sure your tops look pretty and rounded.
- Let your lip balms cool completely, and then add their caps.
- Label with printable labels (optional).
Enjoy and share with friends!
P.S. If you’re looking for ways to use up the leftover ingredients from this recipe, check out my homemade coconut oil sugar scrub, chapsticks, and body butter.
[…] Vitamin E Oil helps lock in moisture and acts as a natural antioxidant. I always include Vitamin E Oil in my homemade beauty products, like my lavender sugar scrub and naturally-tinted lip gloss. […]
How do you get your beetroot power to blend? I have tried recipes similar to this several times, and no matter what I do, the beetroot powder does not spread into the oil, it usually clumps into tiny balls. I read somewhere it had to do with the properties of the powder in an oil. I love the color of your chapstick.
Hmmm, I wonder if it has to do with the quality of the beet root powder. I’ve only used this kind because I bought it from Amazon and it came with so much that I haven’t been able to use it all yet: organic beet root powder (Amazon affiliate link). I do need to stir it in-between filling the tubes, but otherwise don’t have a problem with clumping.
how many tablespoons of vitamin e should we use? Just says 2, 400 iu..Thank you!
Just made this and had problem with it all clumping, do you think the ingredients got too hot?
Same here. I like hibiscus instead.
Can I use almond oil instead of jojoba? I happen to already have the almond oil…
Yes, I think that will be great. 🙂
Hi Kelly! I tried this recipe, but the beet root powder leaves specks of red powder on my lips, which is highly noticeable; does this happen to you, and what do you do to get rid of them?
No, it never happened to me, but my beet root powder did expire after a while. I think yours either wasn’t completely dissolved or was expired too. When I first ordered mine it was very fine and dissolved nicely.
Is there something I could substitute for the coconut oil as I have an adverse reaction to it? I have been tested, even the purest brands do not agree with me!
Could I leave out the vitamin e? If so do I need to substitute anything else?
I would just omit it.