Perfectly Imperfect: DIY EO Liquid Lipstick

by Bella Martinez February 07, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect: DIY EO Liquid Lipstick

In 1770, lipstick was banned in England as it was said to have the power to seduce men into marriage. Queen Elizabeth I even believed lipstick had the ability to ward off death. Though lipstick might not have magic powers, it does have the ability to beautify any puckered pout.

Since the Elizabethan era of cosmetics and makeup, lipstick formulation has evolved tremendously. What was once a mixture of mostly animal fats, herbs, waxes, and dyes is now a concoction of harmful chemicals and synthetics.

However, Edens Garden’s aromatherapists recently went back to the basics of lipstick making to bring you a completely natural alternative to your favorite lip colors. Here’s how to up your #LipGame-

What You Need

1 oz Avocado carrier oil

1 oz Sweet Almond carrier oil

6 drops Lavender

6 drops Peppermint

2 tsp Shea butter

1 tsp Beeswax

½ tsp Cosmetic clay

2 tsp Lip safe mica powder

Lipgloss container

How To

Add Avocado, Sweet Almond, shea butter and beeswax to a double boiler. Sprinkle cosmetic clay and mica on top. Whisk thoroughly to combine. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Transfer the mixture to the containers and allow to cool before use. Voila! Your lips are ready to impress.

Approximate Yield: (9) 10 ml Liquid Lipsticks

Grab The Essentials Here:

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Edens Garden

September 6, 2023 at 8:47 am

Hi Chris! A few options for cosmetic clay are bentonite, kaolin and french green. This recipe is for a lip glass container with a wand. The shelf life is about 6 months without a preservative and with proper storage and use. A PDF is a great idea! We’ll forward this to our development team, thank you!

Chris McPartland

September 6, 2023 at 8:29 am

Love the recipe. I have a couple questions: What type of cosmetic clay to use? What type of lip gloss container does it need? It doesn’t say what the consistency of this lip gloss is, so I’m not sure if you use a glass tube with a wand, roller bottle, squeeze tube, jar or tin? Lastly, what’s the shelf life of the lip gloss? Thanks! It would be great if you had the option to get a PDF of your recipes.

Edens Garden

October 25, 2021 at 10:57 am

Hi Sheri! Unrefined or raw shea butter is fine to use but it may have some particles and a stronger aroma, whereas a refined shea butter would not. Refined is easier to work with in cosmetics.

Sheri hall

October 25, 2021 at 10:33 am

When DIY receipes have Shea butter , do I buy unrefined African Shea butter, 100% raw Shea butter? Thank you