Risks Associated with Homemade Lipstick

In general, people believe that handmade lipstick is safer than those that are mass-produced. It's best, however, if you cook it yourself. This gives you complete control over the ingredients and ensures the food's hygienic and safety. However, the situation may be different with handcrafted lipsticks purchased from a store. Some dishonest merchants could utilize poor-quality products to increase sales and neglect proper cleanliness, which might be harmful to your health.

Tools and supplies required:

You'll need the following supplies to make your own lipstick: a beaker, a glass rod, and a thermometer.

Oils, fats, beeswax, and lipstick tubes are required materials. When buying supplies, you could come across ingredient packages that combine several goods. Shea butter or cocoa butter, for instance, are included in some packages. Be mindful that they could congeal within their containers. Put the container in warm water to melt the contents before using.

Method/Steps:

Step 1: Add the beeswax to the beaker after adding all the fats.

Step 2: Gently heat everything in a water bath while stirring until it has all melted. The beaker should be placed within the huge pot of water in the water bath to benefit from the water's heat.Be careful not to fill the pot with too much water when using a water bath since it might leak into the beaker. This problem has been reported by certain clients, leading to failed batches and materials waste.

3. Remove the beaker once everything has melted and put a thermometer inside to measure the temperature.

Step 4: Add the fragrance or essential oil and mix well when the temperature reaches 60 to 65 degrees Celsius (140 to 149 degrees Fahrenheit). The mixture should then be put into lipstick tubes.

1. There are no hard and fast rules on how much fragrance or essential oil to use. It all depends on what you desire. For a stronger aroma, add more, and for a gentler one, add less.

2. Make careful to fill each lipstick tube in one motion while pouring into the tubes. There is no need to hurry; take your time. You may reheat the mixture using the water bath procedure if the liquid freezes before filling all the tubes.

In approximately an hour, the lipstick should be usable when it has solidified. It lasts for around two years after production.

Important Reminders

Note 1: It's important to consider temperature while putting lipstick into tubes. Lipstick may leak from the tubes if the pressure is too high, and it may separate or crack if the pressure is too low.

Note 2: Natural lipsticks that don't include ingredients are often more delicate. When using them, simply stretch as far as necessary to prevent overextending, which can make it difficult to retract. By taking this care, breakage may be avoided.

This post was recently updated on Sep 07, 2023