DIY Beauty: How to Make Lipstick out of Crayons

Updated on September 12, 2018
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I enjoy fashion and looking trendy on a budget. I also create art, take photos, and save money by doing things myself.

It's about to get CRAYCRAY! I'm sorry, that was a terrible joke.
It's about to get CRAYCRAY! I'm sorry, that was a terrible joke. | Source

Just Crayons and Coconut Oil

I fancy myself some colorful lips sometimes. The thing is, I'm not really a makeup person, and I'm not going to spend $10 on a tube of lipstick that I may never wear again.

Here's the good news, you can make lipstick out of crayons! It's easy and inexpensive, and it's pretty good for your lips. Plus, crayons are non-toxic! If they're safe for kids to eat, they're safe for you to put on your lips!

Substitutions

You don't have to use coconut oil. You could use mineral oil, petroleum jelly, or shea butter. It just needs to be something that will make the finished product easier to spread. Coconut oil is really good for moisturizing, and you probably already have some. But if you don't, the other oils listed will do just fine. Use whatever you have on-hand.

Also, you may not even have to use the stove. You could probably warm this junk up in the microwave, but keep a close eye on it. The first time I did this, and I don't know where I got this idea, I was heating up the oil using a big metal spoon over an open flame. Makes me feel kind of like a heroin addict. Or, whatever drug you use spoons for.

Crafts gone wild! Everything you need for DIY lipstick.
Crafts gone wild! Everything you need for DIY lipstick. | Source

Ingredients and Equipment Needed

  • Crayon
  • Coconut Oil
  • Water
  • Tiny Containers—I picked up a bead container at WalMart for under $3.
  • Pyrex Glass Bowl—This type of glass can withstand high heat without cracking. Don't get stabbed by glass shards!
  • Medium-Sized Pot or Saucepan

Step 1: Heat up Your Water!

While you're prepping the ingredients, start warming up the water. Pour one cup of water in a medium saucepan or pot, and heat on low. You want the water just above simmering but definitely not boiling!

Coconut oil and crayon in the Pyrex bowl placed in the pot of simmering water. You should probably use a bigger pot than I did.
Coconut oil and crayon in the Pyrex bowl placed in the pot of simmering water. You should probably use a bigger pot than I did. | Source

Step 2: Load up Your Mixing Bowl

Choose a crayon color that particularly suits you, and strip that sucker naked. Then, break off about two inches of the crayon and throw it in your mixing bowl. Next, you'll want to add half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Place the bowl in your heated pot of water, but don't let any of the water get into the bowl. The water is only there to heat up the oil and wax gently; so it doesn't burn.

The coconut oil and crayon completely melted together.
The coconut oil and crayon completely melted together. | Source

Step 3: Melt the Coconut Oil and Wax

You may want to use a toothpick to stir your melting crayon into the coconut oil. Once the crayon is completely melted and mixed in, CAREFULLY take the bowl out of the pot using pot holders. It will be hot.

New lipsticks poured into the bead container. Five colors in, and then I had homework to do.
New lipsticks poured into the bead container. Five colors in, and then I had homework to do. | Source

Step 4: Pour Your New Lipstick

Pour the contents of your bowl into your tiny container, and let it cool and harden. Once it's cool, it should be easy to spread on your lips.

The good thing about using coconut oil is that it melts sooner than the crayon. This makes your lipstick easy to apply but thick enough that it won't run down your face.

That's all there is to it! It's a fairly easy project. Experiment with colors! All of the ones I used are pictured below.

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Red-Violet, one of my better choices.Black like my soul!Plain old peach.Macaroni and Cheese, who wouldn't want that?!Pink Sherbet. Sure, Bert!
Red-Violet, one of my better choices.
Red-Violet, one of my better choices. | Source
Black like my soul!
Black like my soul! | Source
Plain old peach.
Plain old peach. | Source
Macaroni and Cheese, who wouldn't want that?!
Macaroni and Cheese, who wouldn't want that?! | Source
Pink Sherbet. Sure, Bert!
Pink Sherbet. Sure, Bert! | Source

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      • Kara Skinner profile image

        Kara Skinner 

        14 months ago from Maine

        This is a great idea! Much cheaper than buying lipstick and pretty easy, too. Thanks!

      • word55 profile image

        Word 

        3 years ago from Chicago

        This is like an invention. Very creative a beautiful mess!

      • oldiesmusic profile image

        oldiesmusic 

        3 years ago from United States

        Wow, this is really neat. I will try this. I may mix as much crayon colors as much as I want. Voted up, etc., shared and bookmarked.

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