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Don’t like to wear lipstick? How about a Tinted Lip Balm?

Like I have mentioned almost in every post, I don’t use makeup much! Particularly, lipstick as they come loaded with chemicals and I am quite wary especially it is easily ingested. That’s why I prefer Lip balms, when they’re tinted, it is all the more better. Right?

Basically, a Tinted Lip Balm is a tad glossier and smooth than is a lipstick, so you could say it is more like a lip gloss. It can be made with natural ingredients and a splash of color, so you could look like you wore lipstick, without really wearing it!


Cocoa Butter – 1 Tsp.
Olive Oil – 2 Tsp.
Beeswax – ½ Tsp.
Wine Red Mica Powder – As Needed
Vitamin E Capsule – 1


In your double boiler, melt the Cocoa Butter and Beeswax together.

When fully melted, add Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil and stir to combine.

Set aside for a few minutes.

Add the Mica powder and stir using your spatula to combine well. The color should combine well and not leave streaks of color, rather, blend uniformly.

When done, pour into lip balm container and let it set for a few hours, or refrigerate to set faster.

Shelf Life

This will last as long as the ingredients you have used, so go with the one with the least shelf life. You don’t have to refrigerate after this sets, though if you find it melting due to weather, refrigerate for a few minutes before use.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

I have used Cocoa Butter here, because it is richer and offers more protection to lips – especially if they have tendency to become dry or chapped easily. However, you can use Shea Butter for a lighter Lip Balm, or if you prefer it better.

You can use any carrier oil, including Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, etc. I have used Olive Oil here, because I like it when combined with Cocoa Butter.

Some prefer adding Essential Oils to their lip balm recipes, though I prefer to avoid them – considering this can smell chocolaty all on it own, so there’s no need for additional aroma. However, if you want, you can add the edible grade.

You can also add moisturizing and healing ingredients like Honey, Aloe Vera, etc.

You can use any color pigment of your choice, to suit your preference, lip color, etc. I prefer Wine Red as it isn’t bright like red, but suits most. Also, Mica adds shimmer to the lip balm, though you can also go with Iron oxide pigments or even food coloring if you want a shimmer-free lip balm. Do you know even berry or beet powder can be used for coloring? The options are endless, so you can get as creative as you want ☺

Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics for your beauty requirements.