Are you tired of paying for overpriced natural makeup? You'll love this easy tutorial for making DIY mica tinted chapstick. It's natural and works great!
I have always been a huge chapstick fan, even when I was really into wearing makeup (I rarely wear makeup anymore). When I stopped wearing makeup quite so frequently, I started wearing a tinted chapstick.
I absolutely loved it, and still wear it. My favorite brand is Pacifica in Sugared Fig. It goes on smooth and the colors are lovely.
However, it can get pretty pricey to keep buying some of my favorite beauty products, so I have turned to making more of my own.
I like working with mica. I was really intimidated by the idea of using mica at first, but it's a lot easier than I thought it would be.
In addition to this recipe for DIY Mica Tinted Chapstic, you can also see how I used mica in these Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars and these DIY Bath Bombs. Soon I'll be trying my hand at candle making with mica!
It's a super versatile ingredient that I recommend having on hand if you're looking to make more homemade beauty products. It comes in a lot of great colors too.
If you're new to using mica in homemade beauty products, this DIY Mica Tinted Chapstick is a great place to start. It only takes a few minutes of your time and you end up with a lovely product for yourself or to gift!
Be sure to let us know how your Mica Tinted Chapstick turns out in the comments at the bottom of this post!
DIY Mica Tinted Chapstick Tutorial
Ingredients and Supplies
- 1/2 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 1 1/2 teaspoon shea butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2-3 drops vitamin E oil
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- Metallic pinkish red cosmetic grade mica powder
- 5 empty chapstick tubes
- Double boiler
- Craft stick for stirring
- Measure out your beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil, then add it to your double boiler pan, stirring constantly until all of your ingredients have melted.
- Remove the pan from heat, then mix in your vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil.
- Dip the end of your craft stick into your mica powder adding just a pinch of mica powder (a little goes a long way) and stir into the mixture until it's fully dissolved.
- Carefully pour your melted ingredients into your chapstick tubes and let set for about 30 minutes until the chapstick hardens up. I like to use a dropper for mess free pouring, but it's best to use disposable droppers as they're really hard to clean out.