110gm vegan lipstick/lipbalm base mixture
Makes 25 lipsticks of approx 5gm each
Shea butter, kokum butter, soy wax, candelilla wax, sweet Almond oil, Castor oil.
- Microwave safe bowl / Double boiler / induction
- Mixing spoons / spatula
- Small quantity of liquid oils like Almond, Olive, sunflower etc.
Cut and weigh the lipstick base mixture and melt it on low heat until liquid. DO NOT let it smoke or overheat. (if you are using a very small quantity of the base then heat it very carefully as it tends to heat up quickly)
Weigh 15% liquid oil and mix desired quantity of the color in this oil to make a smooth paste.
Mix color with the melted base. Add lipsafe flavour (optional)
Pour carefully while the mixture is slightly cooler but before it solidifies.
Twist up tube - the mixture can be poured directly into these tubes. Freeze for 10-15 minutes immediately
Lipstick Mold + Case - Pour the mixture into the mold cavities. Freeze for 10-15 minutes and remove from the mold. Insert into the lipstick case. (Many videos exist on Youtube showing this procedure)
Enjoy your own homemade lipstick!
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not leave the product in direct sun or near any heat source.
Do not store in the refrigerator.