Raw Beauty // A Perfectly Pink Pout.

With so much love in the air, I have been on the hunt for a perfectly pink pout. Being drawn to organic natural make up products and seeing the beautiful color of strawberry stained lips from munching on my Chocolate “Dipped” Strawberries, I couldn’t resist the urge to create my own lip balm. I love creating my own make up products for a few reasons: one, I know exactly what ingredients are going into the product – if I can’t pronounce it, I won’t use it; two, I can customize the product to fit my liking and three, it’s usually a lot cheaper to make it myself than to buy it … and sometimes easier than attempting to get Hera out of the house.

You might be surprised how easy and cheap it is to make your own lip balm. After stumbling upon this “secret recipe” I am more than excited to make these for every season. I’m already thinking about a citrus lip balm for Summer and a cool peppermint one for next Winter. But for this springtime dreamer, I went with a trio of berries:strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, and I knew the color and flavor would be perfect for this romantic holiday. The organic coconut oil not only adds a little extra flavor and scent, but it adds such a soothing aspect to the balm. I found this lip balm to be so hydrating and beautiful at the same time and I think I owe that mainly in part to the coconut oil. The Lanolin is something I always have laying around due to nursing my little one; however I think Shea butter would do wonders as well. If you give this a try let me know what delectable combinations you come up with. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Berry Lip Balm
Makes 3 tubes of Lip Balm

2 teaspoons of Pure Organic Coconut Oil
3 teaspoons of Organic Berry Powder, I used Strawberries, Blackberries and Raspberries.
3 teaspoons of 100% Pure Lanolin

Method

In a small food processor, grind up the dehydrated (or freeze dried) berries and set aside in a covered container.

Using a small saucepan over a low flame, fill with about a cup of water and place a glass bowl on top creating a “double boiler”. Combine the coconut oil and Lanolin and stir slowly until well blended and melted. Once the mixture has completely combined add in the berry powder and mix.

Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any berry seeds or larger bits. Pour the mixture into small glass pots or lip balm tubes. Allow the mixture to cool and harden before using.

S H A R E - I T|T W E E T - I T|P I N - I T
June 21, 2016 - 6:24 pm

KimberHills - I used freeze-dried berries and just threw them in the blender!

November 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

Marianne - where do you buy berry powder?

May 6, 2014 - 4:31 pm

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April 10, 2014 - 3:59 am

orfan - This looks so easy and good for your lips. Do you have any suggestions for a substitute for the lanolin to make it vegan? Thanks.

April 1, 2014 - 12:22 am

KimberHills - Oh no! I’m so sorry. I did make a few of these and found the one that I used mostly blackberries made the lip balm more of the red/pink color. I hope this helps!

April 1, 2014 - 12:01 am

Anna - I tried this recipe and it did not turn out as red as the pictures. Does it matter what brand of freeze-dried berries I use?

March 1, 2014 - 12:54 am

Felicia Lilienthsl - I can’t believe how simple this is and how gorgeous it ends up looking. I’m going to have to try it out – I’ve got a HUGE tub of coconut oil just begging for more uses than cooking.

February 23, 2014 - 6:11 am

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February 17, 2014 - 4:54 pm

KimberHills - I used solid lanolin, it melts very easily!

February 17, 2014 - 3:57 am

KimberHills - Thank you for this, I checked the site and she did site my website … although she did use my tutorial word-for-word so I’m going to look into this. Thanks again.

February 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm

georgia - I loved your recipe!i will definetely try it!I shared your link on my new post
http://mygenerouslife.blogspot.it/2014/02/how-often-do-you-say-i-love-you.html

February 15, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Kelly - Hi Kimber. I just wanted to let you know that you’re tutorial has been stolen and reposted here: http://www.shelterness.com/colorful-diy-lip-balm/ Be sure to report it to Google. This site needs to be shut down.

February 15, 2014 - 2:58 am

Loretta - I FINALLY made my own lip balm and because it was my first time, I kept it pretty basic. But, I can seriously see this turning into an addiction! So many ways to customize, it’s not even funny.

Love the pretty colors!

February 13, 2014 - 12:22 pm

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February 12, 2014 - 4:55 am

Lakisha Foots - Did you use liquid lanolin or solid?

February 12, 2014 - 12:33 am

Rebecca - Lanolin is great for locking moisture in! I love it for salves as well. Thanks for sharing!

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