This beetroot lip gloss recipe is a love letter to nature. It is so beautiful, and not only on your skin. You’ll surely want to eat it all up!
One of the best beauty tips I was ever given was: if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. Unfortunately, the thought of eating skin creams, lotions, or make-up makes most of us cringe. And it should. Most cosmetics out there are dangerous to eat, and the fact that we automatically pair them with artificiality is only testament to how ingrained toxic beauty products are in the market and hence, in our lives. We were raised on the notion of cosmetics being good enough for the outside, but not for the inside. But with the skin absorbing 60 percent of what’s put on it, haven’t we been ingesting our beauty products all along?
While there are plenty of natural, organic beauty products on the market, nothing beats the quality, care, and conscientiousness of homemade versions. The following beetroot lip gloss recipe is sensational. It not only infuses your lips with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments, but also leaves your pucker moisturized, glistening, and lip-smackin’ delicious!
Beetroot Lip Gloss Recipe
Makes 40 ml
- ½ teaspoon beeswax
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 3 teaspoons castor oil
- 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
- A few drops vitamin E oil
- ½ teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 1 teaspoon beetroot powder
Stir the beeswax, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil in a saucepan over low heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat once the oils have melted. Let cool, while occasionally stirring.
Meanwhile, combine the vegetable glycerin and beetroot powder together in a separate small bowl. Once evenly combined, whisk the beetroot powder mixture into the saucepan mixture until smooth and viscous. Let cool.
Spoon into small 10-ml plastic jars. Seal with a lid and carry with you and use as needed.
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