How to Make Lipstick from Non Toxic Crayons
Every day around millions of women around the world apply lipstick without giving a second thought. Many are not aware of the immensely harmful effects of the various toxins in lipsticks that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems. Most lipstick ingredients are never fully revealed. Plenty of them are known to contain the dreadful metal lead, a neurotoxin which can be dangerous even at small doses. Hence wouldn’t it be a great idea if you could find a non toxic lipstick or simply prepare it at home with additional benefits of coconut oil, shea butter and petroleum jelly ?. In the following tutorial you will find an easy way to prepare one.
You will need:
1. Preferably Crayola crayons
Always go for a good branded crayons such as Crayola which mentions it as nontoxic. It should save you from those harmful pigments. All though they don’t recommend using them as lipsticks in their website they are still way better than those store bought lipsticks. It comes with a wide range of colors and will be good fun to prepare lipsticks from funky colors such as yellow, green, blue and purple.
2. Organic Coconut Oil or Shea butter
3. Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
4. Saucepan filled with Water
5. Tall Glass Jar
6. Empty Cosmetic Pots such as eyeliner or lip balm containers.
How to Do:
Step 1: In a small saucepan fill water till it’s half way.
Step 2: Turn the heat on medium on the stove.
Step 3: After the water has warmed up place the tall glass jar in the center of the saucepan.
Step 4: Remove all dirt or paper traces from the crayon and cut it into small pieces.
Step 5: Add half a teaspoon of coconut oil in the tall glass jar and let it melt. You can opt out of coconut oil if you don’t want any shine and prefer retaining your lipstick for a longer time.
Step 6: Add a little bit of Petroleum Jelly to moisturize your lips. It is also a great binding agent to solidify your lipstick.
Step 7: Finally add the broken pieces of crayons and let it melt. It doesn’t take that long to melt. Stir the mixture properly using a fork.
Step 8: Once mixed quickly transfer it to your container and freeze for at least 10 mins or until it solidifies.
Step 9: Use a brush to properly apply it on your lips. You can also apply using your fingers and enjoy the final result.
Instead of a lip balm like container you can also use an old empty lipstick container to fill the solution before freezing it. Coconut oil can help to add some shine but make sure you don’t add plenty to retain the dark pigments on your lips. Shea butter can be a great alternative for coconut oil. It offers great protection for your lips from hot or cold weather naturally and a very good protection against UV-rays. It also brings a good glossy shine to your lips. Use maroon shade for a more intense color and peach or nude shades for less intense colors.