Get ready for your mind to be BLOWN. Ours definitely are. We saw this tutorial and knew we had to try this immediately. Too good to be true? Nope. It's real (and safe. read our disclaimer at the end of the post)! Who knew that you could make lipstick out of 2 ingredients? Ahhh! Need. to. make. these. in. every. color. And we would've if we had had more containers.
So you will need coconut oil, CRAYOLA crayons, some containers, a pot and a small jar. Must be Crayola. For our containers we just used these guys, they once held a variety of powders but, have all been used up. So we cleaned 'em up real nice and are re-using them! So here's what you do.
Choose the color/colors you would like to use. Remove the wrappers from the crayons. The easiest and quickest way to do this is to cut all the way down the side of the crayon with a knife. It's probably also the most dangerous way to peel a wrapper off a crayon so if you're on the clumsy side or just don't trust yourself with a knife, do us all a favor and take the time to do it by hand. :)
Once you've cut, the wrapper should just come off like this- so easy!
Cut (or break) the crayons into 4 even-ish pieces.
Put your jar in the center of a pot and add water to the pot. Make sure you don't get any water in the jar. Add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the jar and put the pot on the stove. Warm it up slowly, low-medium heat.
Once the coconut oil has melted all the way, add your crayon. Add a piece of crayon per teaspoon. You can mix colors too, we played around with a bunch of different mixes. If you add too much crayon the lipstick will be a little dry. If you don't have enough crayon, the lipstick will be too sheer and glossier. So it all depends on what you are looking for.
And that is that! Get to makin' you some lipstick!
** Some people wonder if this is safe. Most lipsticks are made with petroleum which comes from oil, so think about that for a second. Nasty. Crayons are made for children and are non-toxic. So we think it's safe!