Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Make your Own SAFE, NON TOXIC Lipstick!

Hey lovlies!
So you all know how much i LOVE my lip colour, honestly i feel naked without it! But i was shocked and a bit sickened to find out all the nasty and harmful chemicals that are still being used in lipsticks! Considering we consume on average 6000kg of lipstick,glosses and balms in a lifetime, thats ALOT of chemicals that we are ingesting!

Here is just a small list of some chemicals that are still being used today!

LEAD- Mostly found in red lipsticks, Very dangerous to pregnant women. Can cause brain and behavioral damage. The side effects are irreversible!

PROPYLENE/BUTYLENE GLYCOL- Found in lipsticks and fertilizer, coolant and Antifreeze!

METHYLPARABEN- Used in many cosmetics as a preservative, has been linked with causes of cancer and is highly toxic and haphazardness on your body! 

These are only a few of the hundreds of ingredients that are used in lipstick today! Many of them are safe YES, but the ones that arnt, gees they are nasty! 

Here is a list of some of the 400 brands that have tested positive to lead!

1. Maybelline Color Sensational, Pink Petal (7.9 ppm)
2. L'Oreal Colour Riche, Volcanic, (7.0 ppm)
3. NARS Semi-Matte, Red Lizard (4.93 ppm)
4. Cover Girl Queen Collection, Ruby Remix, (4.92 ppm)
5. Nars Semi-Matte, Funny Face (4.89 ppm)
6. L'Oreal Colour Riche, Tickled Pink (4.45 ppm)
7. L'Oreal Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor, Heroic (4.41 ppm)
8. Cover Girl Continuous Color, Warm Brick (4.28 ppm)
9. Maybelline Color Sensational, Mauve Me (4.23 ppm)
10. Stargazer Lipstick, #103 (4.12 ppm)

If you would like to know more or find out what you can do, get onto the "Campaign for Safe Comstics" websight! 

So now that all the doom and gloom is out of the way here is my solution!


How you ask???....using crayons!!

Yes they are designed for kids, and most kids i know end up with them in their mouth lol.
So they are safe and non-Toxic and they have a massive choice of colour!!


1tsp of Shea Butter (you can use coco if you like)
1/2 Tsp Macadmica Oil (you can use coconut or olive etc)
Crayons- The colour depth and pay off depends on how many you use. I used 1/2 of the larger crayons.
Food grade fragrance if you wish.


Cut your crayons to your desired length (depending on what result you want)
And peel off the wrapping
Place all ingredients into a saucepan or double boiler and place on the stove at a low heat
Continue to stir until it is 100% melted
Once melted pour into a container and allow it to cool. You can leave it to cool in the fridge or on the bench top.

Have fun mixing different colours, the possibilities are endless!


 My results

My natural lip colour
Nude shade

Cherry Red

Pale Pink
Orange Crush

Check out the video here

Hope you like this and give it a go yourself!



  1. It's a touch disturbing that so many lipsticks have been found to contain lead even in low parts per million. I hadn't taken the time to discover what unhealthy chemicals there might be in some lipsticks though I was inclined toward some of the vegan cruelty free ones. What an innovative solution you came up with! I would never have conceived it. Your homemade lipsticks look very pretty. I like the Cherry Red one.

  2. Oh, wow, I love them! I'll certainly try them, and thank you very much for the recipe! Loved the pink one, but the red shade is also amazing! Great blog!

    1. thanks so much!! Have fun making them!

    2. I came looking for other recipes, but you didn't post since February - well, will folow you after Mercury Retrograde is over :) Just to tell you a friend of mine makes her own lipgloss with chocolate, would you like her recipe? I can ask her!

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  4. i had no idea that lipstick had abit of lead :S love diy beauty stuff thanks !

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  6. WOW! This really works! I live in rural Kenya and can't get pure shea butter and the oil you suggested....but cocoa butter and olive oil work just as great! Thanks so much! Now I won't have to bring back lipstick from the States!

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  8. Did you know that crayons also contain measureable amounts of lead? Depending on the shade, of course... but they average around 2.5-ish ppm.