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lip stain made with beet root powder
Paint the Town Pink 3-Ingredient DIY Essential Oil Beet Lip & Cheek Stain

The main ingredient that gives this lip and cheek stain its color is beet root powder. You can find get beet root powder in a jar, sometimes even in powder form, in natural grocery stores! If you want to adjust the color a bit, you can add blue tones with blueberry powder. yellow tones with turmeric powder (a little goes a LONG way), or to darken and add a rich brown hue you can add cocoa powder! Beet powder may look very dar, but the color is actually very subtle and natural on the skin.

Type: Lip stain
Level: Beginner
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp Beet root powder adjust for color as desired
  1. Put oil and shea butter in a small glass container or measuring cup. Heat about 1 inch of water over the stove on med-low heat, then place the glass measuring cup on top, creating a “double boiler” effect until the oil and shea butter have melted. You can also microwave on short 15 second bursts until oils are both melted. Takes around 35 seconds.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in beet root powder. Add turmeric or cocoa powder for color, as desired. Put mixture into small jar and allow to cool. (Those little salad dressing mason jars are great for this!)
  3. Pour oil and beet powder mixture through a coffee filter with an additional container to catch the oil mixture. If it doesn't travel through the filter naturally, use your hands to squeeze the oil through. This keeps the lip gloss from feeling too grainy.

  4. Let cool on the countertop for a few hours until the melted oils harden. Store in cool, dry area and use whenever as a natural lip and cheek stain!