If you’re sick of wondering what’s in your lipstick or simply love to make your own products, look no further, this is meant for you. From being able to control allergens to the peace of mind of knowing what is in your products, making your own cosmetics has quite a few perks. Don’t know where to start? Try this round up of various DIY make up projects you can take on with minimal effort for great results!

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Lipstick and Blush

Looking to get the perfectly pigmented pout? Try out this DIY lipstick which is completely customizable to you and your needs. This can also double as a blush, depending on the hue of choice.

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pigment (beet root powder works wonderful for a deep red)
  • A few drops vitamin e oil
  • A recycled container for your lipstick
  • A Small saucepan or microwave


  1. Melt the ingredients and blend well. If using the microwave to melt, do so in intervals, stirring to ensure even distribution of heat.
  2. Pour into container and allow to cool before use.

And that’s it! In only 2 steps and with only 4 ingredients, you have a moisturizing, fabulous lipstick or blush! To use as a blush, apply gently with either fingers or a brush. Voila! Perfectly rosy cheeks with a natural glow.

If you’d like a lipstick pallet in an array of colors, make a bigger batch of the base mixture and add the pigments individually. Transfer to a recycled lip pallet.

The Easiest Lipstick

For an even easier lip tint, simply mix vaseline with a small packet of your favorite drink powder! A subtle hue with a delicious taste, this is a great project to do with the kids or teens in your life.

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Lip Balm

Making lip balm is very similar to the lipstick, however there is no need for the pigment. Keep your lips smooth and moisturized with this quick and easy recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • a few drops vitamin e oil
  • optional: lip balm flavoring for taste
  • a container to place your lip balm in
  • a small sauce pan


  1. Melt all ingredients and blend well. Once again, take care if using a microwave.
  2. Place blended ingredients into the small container, allowing to cool until solid.

You now have ultra easy, super moisturizing lip balm!

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Lip Scrub

The key to flawless lipstick application is flawless lips, and this lip scrub will help you maintain a perfectly smooth, moisturized pout.

You will need:

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Mix the two ingredients together well.
    2. Apply to lips with fingers a massage to remove dead skin.

With two ingredients and two steps, your lips are now prepped and ready for your most dramatic make up looks!


Used to restore the skin’s natural PH after offsetting it with cleansing or face masks, toning is a necessary part of every person’s skin routine. Not only does this help your skin restore itself, it also promotes a healthy complexion.

Rosewater Toner

Perfect for all skin types, rosewater is easy to make and offers great results, from improving discoloration to it’s use as a natural perfume. When making rosewater, be sure to use organic roses, as commercial flowers are typically sprayed with a variety of chemicals.

You will need:

  • filtered water
  • 3/4 cups organic rose petals, fresh or dried
  • rose essential oil (optional)
  • a spray bottle for storage


  1. Bring rose petals with just enough water to cover to a simmer in a sauce pan.
  2. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Remove petals from water, place in a glass container after cooling for storage.
  4. To make the toner, add 1 part rosewater to 3 parts filtered water.
  5. For scent, add a few drops of rose essential oil.

After a quick simmer, you now have a wonderfully scented product that is great for the earth and great for your skin.

Witch Hazel

For a one ingredient toner, simply place witch hazel on a cotton round and apply to normal or oily skin. Avoid this if you have dry skin, as this may dry your skin further.

You can also use apple cider vinegar as a toner.

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