DIY: Make lipstick out of crayons!
Keywords: lipstick, crayons
The idea sounds crazy, and I suspect I'm not the only one to think so.
To allay viewers' fears, this video spends 15 seconds reassuring us that the end product is safe.
The video is close to six minutes long, with almost three minutes of introduction. You melt the crayon into coconut oil by double boiling.
But if you aren't convinced, just remember, kids do eat crayons and nothing bad happens to them.
Just stay on the safe side - use non-toxic crayons meant for children.
The best thing about this particular technique is that it's great fun. There's lots of room to experiment. In my excitement, I made three pots of lipstick.
3-inch crayon, 1½ tsp of coconut oil
I started out with a safe colour and followed the formula to a tee. The lipstick turned out a tad dry.
3-inch crayon, 2½ tsp of coconut oil
To make it less dry, I added more oil - after all, my crayons were a lot fatter than the ones in the video. Sadly, it was just too oily and the formula wouldn't stay on my lips. A pity, since blue is my favourite colour.
3-inch crayon 2 tsp of coconut oil, ½ tsp of lemon essence
I'm not a fan of coconut. The video suggests adding peppermint oil for scent, but I used lemon essence as I had some left over from baking. This created a lot of air bubbles in the lipstick. But this is my favourite and the colour is really pretty.
The lipsticks look better in the video although mine worked fine as well. Play around to find what works best for you. It's great for when you need a unique colour for a special occasion and don't want to get a whole pot of it.
This article was published on April 6 in The New Paper.
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