9/3/14

DIY Shea Butter Lipsticks



   I have been receiving a lot of questions about how I make some of my lipsticks! I started making lipstick a couple of weeks ago after I received 100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter to review. I knew I had to do something a little different than what some of the other review bloggers who wrote about the product were doing. I went to the store and bought the largest box of Crayola Crayons that I could find and I rounded up my supply of argan oil. These are the three ingredients that I used.  Cyraolya crayons are non-toxic. Remember, they are made for children and must be safe for them incase they eat them.

   The proportions of ingredients really depends on how opaque you want your lipsticks. If you want it as more of a sheer gloss then you are going to use more shea butter. If you want a lipstick with a more coverage and more of a matte finish you will add less shea butter. I find that a ratio of 1 crayon to 1/2 teaspoon of shea butter and 1/2 teaspoon of argan oil makes the perfect balance of coverage and finish while still moisturizing. Lately I haven't been measuring. I just take a small clump of shea butter and pour a little argan oil into the bowl. It is fun experimenting with different textures and opaqueness. I really like matte lipstick, so I use less Shea Butter. You can use just about any combination of crayon that equals up to 1 whole crayon. I like to do half of one color and half of another to make a unique colors.


   The first step is to set up a double boiler. I don't have one so I used a small pot filled halfway with water and placed an oven safe bowl on top of that. Once the water is boiling place all ingredients in the bowl and continuously stir until melted. When it is fully melted pour the liquid into a container. I have been using those little cups that you often see people make jello-shots in. You can use old lipstick tubes or other small containers as well. After, place the lipstick in the freezer for about 10 minutes to harden up, then let sit another hour or so until cooled completely.


 

















   I like this lipstick because it is so much cheaper than buying lipsticks. It is super simple to make and your color choices are only limited to the amount of crayons you have. It is a lot thicker than normal lipstick, you might have to warm it up with a finger just a little bit before you apply. I do this by swirling my finger on the top layer of the lipstick. I want to experiment with some glow in the dark crayons. You could add cosmetic safe glitter to your lipstick for another way to customize it.


About 100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter:
   I received this product for free, in exchange for an honest review.  The first thing I will say is that this is not your typical Shea Butter product. It is raw and unrefined. It has a very distinct scent and texture. The scent is a little woody and sort of smokey, but it is an all natural scent. I didn't find it displeasing. One could add essential oils if needed. Although it is a solid, it can be applied to the skin easily as you heat the product up in your hands. It absorbs quickly and is not greasy I love the way it leaves my skin feeling. I would store this in the fridge if you live in a hot and humid part of the world.


   I do not like the packaging very much, as it comes in a ziplock type baggie. This makes it hard to get out sanitarily. I would have preferred that it come in a plastic jar, to make using the product much easier.

   This Shea Butter is rich in vitamins A, E, F & K. Raw Organic Unrefined Shea Butter is great for topical use on skin and hair. It can be used in many different product, such as the lipstick I made above as well as homemade lotions, soaps, conditioners and more! I found this to be the perfect product for my needs. It is not edible.

To learn more about the Shea Butter click here:  100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter

Bonus Photo: I spilled one all over my phone:


I received the Shea Butter product mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Post contains Amazon affiliate links.

36 comments:

  1. Wow, these look so cool! Would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Oh your poor phone! But that is so cool that you can make your own lipstick with crayons. I had no idea.

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    1. The phone was what concerned me the most out of this whole post. A phone that nice doused in crayon lipstick is a tragedy.

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  3. I am getting the shea butter. I can't wait to try this.

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  4. I love shea butter! I never knew you could make lipstick with crayons! How neat is that!

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  5. I made lipstick last week with my daughter using coconut oil and crayons just like this. We had to experiment with the ratio of oil/crayons but it was a lot of fun making wild color lipsticks. We poured the liquid into an empty chapstick tube and let it sit in the freezer to speed up the hardening.

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  6. I don't usually wear lipstick, but this is such a wonderful idea!

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  7. Wow, I can't believe you make your own lipsticks! That is so cool- I never knew you could do that.

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  8. ya neato! I have both shea butter and argon oil I may try this!

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  9. Thanks! I was running out of ideas to use with all the left over shea butter that I had in the house. I'll be making lipstick this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration and idea.

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  10. OMG this is so smart! I so am going to try this out.

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  11. Wow- the question I have is- did that come off your phone? Did it ever work again?

    I reviewed that shea butter and adored it:)

    http://www.itzybellababy.blogspot.com

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    1. haha, the phone survived. The liquid didn't get in any of the holes or anything.

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  12. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Very creative! I love that you can get your own custom color. Ah! Your phone, hope it survived!

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    1. The phone is alive and well! Thank you!

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  14. That looks so neat! Will have to try this someday.

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  15. too cool! I cant believe you can use crayons for that.

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  16. What A Great Idea I Must Try This We Go Through Crayons Like Waer Argound Here Thank You!

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  17. shea butter has been becoming more and more popular, I need to get on this band wagon!

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  18. At first i thought they were crayola crayons! Shea butter is definitely becoming an "in" thing but I still am not very familiar with it.

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  19. Yeah, I agree with you. The packaging does not look much pleasing and presentable. Why did you spill it over your phone?

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    1. I was setting up my phone so I could use the flashlight app to light up the space while I took a photo with my iPad and dropped my phone knocking over the lipstick. It washed right off.

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  20. That's really cool! It looks pretty on too, I bet this is fun to experiment with too.

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  21. girl you are amazing! great diy! i must do this too! will recommend to my friends! love seeing diy like this! can save a lot of money for girls!

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  22. I love how you can make any color lipstick you want. The possibilities are endless. They do sell metallic crayons that would add a great shimmer.

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  23. That's the coolest thing I've ever seen! Who would think to make lipstick out of melted crayons and shea butter.

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  24. Was your phone okay? I think DIY lipsticks are so awesome.

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  25. I had no idea you could make your own. Cool project!

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  26. I was on youtube one night and i saw a video where this vlogger dud the crayon lipstick thing, which is really awesome.

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  27. The phone photo added drama to the story; proving the product is safe. I'd like to see the glow in the dark lipstick.

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  28. A very pinteresting idea for sure!

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