Homemade Beetroot Lip Stain
What is Lip Stain?
Lip stains are a light textured lip product designed to color or stain the lips without the heaviness of a lipstick or lip gloss.
Out of all the varieties of lip products on the market they last one of the best and often come in liquid or gel forms. A subtle staining of the lips may leave the lips feeling dry so by combining with wax and oil will give a more nourishing application.
Beetroot known for its incredible skin staining ability is the perfect ingredient to provide the color. Commercial lip stains may have chemicals and synthetic coloring so this recipe is taking a step back in time to the days when natural lip colors were made using plants.
Offering a sheer almost translucent color to the lips, lip stains are a perfect choice for a hint of a tint of color anytime of the day.
Looking After Lips ~
Lips are often neglected but need some extra care and attention due to their unique make up. They have only a few sebaceous glands, no sweat glands and look to saliva as their only form of protection.
To exfoliate the lips use a homemade lip scrub or apply some olive oil and gently brush the lips with an old soft toothbrush or a warm moist washcloth.
Do not lick the lips; it actually causes them to become dry, chapped and cracked.
At bedtime, apply a clear lip balm or oil such as coconut oil to help prevent lips drying out and stay conditioned.
Always wear sunscreen on your lips. They may develop skin cancer if not protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
If you suffer from cold sores, add a couple of drops of the essential oils peppermint or eucalyptus into your favourite homemade lip products including this recipe. They have natural antimicrobial benefits which help fight off cold sores.
Easy Lip Stain With Fresh Beetroot
Do you ever wear a lip stain?
Lip Stain Recipe ~
2 tbsp sweet almond oil
1 tbsp grated beeswax
1/4 tsp – 1 tsp beetroot powder
glass pyrex measuring jug or bowl
1 oz container
Add the almond oil and beeswax to the jug and sit in the saucepan on the stove.
Pour into the saucepan two pints of boiling water.
Gently heat to melt the beeswax and oil.
Mix in the beetroot powder and if it starts to separate don’t panic, it congeals as it cools.
As it is cooling adjust the color to desired shade or depth (will range from pink to deep wine) by adding more powder.
When satisfied, pour your lip stain into a lip balm container.
It is as simple as that.
Tips & Suggestions ~
If you have no almond or sunflower oil, substitute it with any of the light carrier oils.
For variation, try red berry juice or alkanet root instead of beetroot.
In Conclusion . . . .
A natural lip stain is easily made without the use of any chemicals, synthetic coloring or toxic ingredients that commercial products have. Apart from the health factor going the homemade route is saving you cash you could be putting to other things.
I know since going down this path I cannot look at my once loved and wouldn't be without beauty items in the same way and now have omitted from my essentials list. If I can give solutions such as this lippy product a go then you can too!
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"
Benefits of Beetroot Powder
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