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In this Episode of theShugrHeds…
…Lottie & Mum make lipstick out of Coconut oil and Crayons! Yes. Really!

Crayola Lipstick from Crayons and Coconut Oil! True or false? You can make lipstick out of Crayola crayons.

It’s TRUE! All you have to do is melt Crayola crayons into coconut oil to create a multitude of wearable lipstick shades that you will love. It’s actually remarkably easy and a really fun activity to do with your makeup obsessed daughter. Lottie first found this idea on YouTube and was begging to make it herself for weeks before I gave in. We have made our own ‘How to’ video on YouTube but here’s the basic steps, as it really is so simple.

This works because Crayola crayons are non-toxic and give you the vibrant colours needed to tint your lips. Coconut oil (which is becoming increasingly popular and available pretty much anywhere) has natural healing properties, which help to moisturise. The real fun begins when you start mixing different colours to create your own unique shade.

Here’s how to do it

First take a new box of Crayola crayons and remove the paper cover from each crayon. Next take a jar of 100% virgin coconut oil.

Crayons for Crayola Lipstick

Crayons for Crayola Lipstick

This gives you the best result as it is just pure coconut oil with nothing else added. The best way to combine the crayon and oil is to place half a teaspoon of coconut oil into a small heat proof dish such as a ramekin.

Place this into a saucepan, with a small amount of hot water in it, over a low flame. Make sure water does not reach above the height off the dish. Break the crayon of your choice in half and add it to the coconut oil. 1 crayon per half a teaspoon of oil should be sufficient. If you wish to add more than one colour just add more oil accordingly or use half of each colour. Melt them down and stir them together with a teaspoon or wooden lolly stick or something.

Finally – Some Crayola Lipstick!

Pour the mixture into a small jar with a lid or even a cleaned out lip balm tin. Leave in the fridge for about half an hour et voila – Crayola lipstick! We made 3 different colours: ruby red, using just the red crayon (Lottie loves red crayola lipstick!); a pale peachy nude colour using orange and white.

In conclusion, this was not a favourite of ours. It blends in too much and doesn’t show up. But it could be used as a lip balm I guess, or melt it back down and add another colour. The third one (and my favourite) was a vivid mauve, mixing the mauve with a little white to create a trendy, almost neon, pop of colour. We LOVED this one and fought for who should keep it – naturally Lottie won, but when she’s not looking I will sneak in and use it! Shhhh, don’t tell her!