May 08, 2018
Think about how often you apply lipstick or gloss. If you’re like me and feel naked without it, it’s pretty often! Now think about how much of that inevitably ends up in your mouth—I’m willing to wager quite a bit. Because of this, in addition to overlooking what is actually in your cosmetics, I find it vital to be safe rather than sorry. So I make my own!
My recipe is for a red/burgundy lipstick, but you can experiment with the ingredients to customize and create your lip color. Different shades of mica powder, turmeric, and cinnamon add a golden hue while adding cocoa powder adds a neutral/brown hue.
Prep time: 8-10 minutes
First, add and melt the oil, butter, and wax in your double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool for 2-3 minutes. Next, add the beetroot powder, bentonite clay, and frankincense and mix all of the ingredients. Feel free to add more beetroot if you’d like a darker color. When the color is where you want it, pour mixture into your tin or lipstick tube and allow to cool. You can place the mixture in the refrigerator to accelerate the process.
Kara believes the small choices of what we expose ourselves to on a day-to-day basis have a profound impact on our overall health. As a published neurotoxicology researcher, Kara has studied the link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease, participating in studies that have garnered around $1 million in NIH funding. With this knowledge, Kara takes a critical eye to the products and habits all of us engage with on a regular basis. She holds a BS in Neuroscience from King University.
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