I couldn't wait to have a daughter. I imagined pink girly toys, dolls, princess costumes, and make-up. I guess it was my way of making up for the fact that I never got my sister Heather (yeah that was going to be her name, assuming mom let me name her). This week the girls have been begging me daily to make crayon lipstick, because they saw it on a YouTube video, so that's what we did.
I asked Lexi what we would need to make crayon lipstick, and the child spouted it off from memory. We didn't have any lip gloss containers; and I remembered that I had some expired eye shadow to toss, so I decided to use the eye shadow containers! They worked perfectly. Lexi didn't know the measurements, but I figured it couldn't be that hard, so I just threw the ingredients in and BAM crayon lipstick was born!
Doubting myself as usual, I started to look for a recipe so I could make sure I was doing it right. I did find a recipe online, which I will link to, but I couldn't get it to set without looking horrible, so I went back to my recipe which is pretty simple and I'll share that as well.
So this is the recipe I found online and this is what it looked like when I tried it:
The pink one was the only one I used a recipe for, the rest was mine and they set a lot nicer. I'm not sure where I went wrong with the recipe but I failed miserably. Then I messed up the red trying to clean it up. Based on what I saw on the other blog, I think her recipe gives you a darker shade, so if you want the deep color you should check out her tutorial. Mine was perfect for the girls because it comes out pretty light.
So here's the recipe that worked for me:
A spoonful of coconut oil
A little olive oil (maybe a teaspoon)
A few drops of peppermint oil
Whole non-toxic crayon (you'll think it's too much, but I promise it will be fine)
Boil water on the stove in a deep pan or pot and place a small mason jar in the center with the ingredients inside. Allow them to melt and stir with a butter knife or spoon then pour them into your mold. Mason jars don't get that hot, but still use caution when removing it from the water (wear oven mitts).
I added the Young Living peppermint oil because melted crayons stink and no one wants stinky lips! 😉
I tried to add glitter to the blue lipstick but it settled in the bottom as I poured so that didn't work out like I'd hoped it would. I will find a way! 😉
This is what the lipstick looks like on the girls:
And..... this is what the mess looks like:
So there ya have it. Gather your supplies and spend 30 minutes in the kitchen, and your daughters will think you're the most awesome mom ever!
Oh, and please remember that crayons aren't for eating (though toddlers everywhere would disagree) so try to keep this out of your mouth!