DIY Lip Balm from Broken Lipsticks
So, this awesome post is happening due to a horrible mistake on my part. I have a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident, and I have issues with my memory now. Long story short, I left one of my favorite non-toxic Ilia lipsticks from Eco Diva Beauty in the pocket of my denim vest and it took a turn in both the washer and dryer, not only melting away my lipstick, but covering some of my favorite pieces of clothing as well. Fail!
But as you may know, sustainability is important to me so I try not to let anything go to waste. Enter this DIY for a tinted lip balm using just two ingredients: your busted lipstick and shea butter. It works great for lipsticks melted in the car, lipstick that's too far down to be able to swipe on your lips, and when tragedy strikes and your fave lipstick breaks. Get your #GlamHippie on with this easy DIY.
Scoop out lipstick and put into a heat safe bowl or container
Add shea butter-you'll want to use 2 parts shea butter to 1 part lipstick-I used about 1 teaspoon (add Monokeros Serum now if you're using it"
Melt ingredients in a bain-marie (a pot or pan of hot water on the stove that you'll place your heat-safe container into to melt the ingredients)
Stir to combine ingredients
Let cool slightly and pour into a container-PLEASE be careful, I definitely burned my fingers trying to get it out of the pot, taking it out with tongs ended up working so I didn't get hurt! For the container I used a recycled mint tin that I spray painted (you can also save the lipstick tube, make sure it's wound all the way down, and pour your mixture back into the original tube if there is enough to fill it.)
Set in fridge to solidify
*You don't have to wait for your lipsticks to bust to try this, you can just cut off a part of one of your fave lip colors and use these instructions to make your own customized DIY lip balm! Of course you'll want to stick to #CleanBeauty brands for your nontoxic products.
*You'll still want to make sure that your gorgeous new lip balm stays out of the heat to avoid melting.
After making your DIY lip balm, why not check out the Poetry section of my site and read them aloud with your pretty new lip balmed lips?
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