Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine's Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift!Need a fresh new look for Valentine’s Day or a crafty DIY Valentine’s gift idea? Give your lips an extra bit of pizzazz with this organic vegan lip tint recipe!

The natural color of this organic vegan lip tint recipe is from organic beet root powder. While it comes out looking like a deep burgundy or rust red in the pot, it’s actually a gorgeous shade of red on your lips! It’s perfect for your creating your own Valentine’s Day look or for gifting to your favorite beauty fan as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift.

Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine's Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift!

Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 Tablespoon Illipe Butter
(or Cocoa Butter)
4 teaspoons Carnauba Wax
2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
24-36 drops of Essential Oil of choice, optional
5 drops of Vitamin E Oil
2 teaspoons Beet Root Powder


Large Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
6 – 1/4 oz. plastic jars with lids or 10 – .15 oz. lip balm tubes
glass dropper or 3ml Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes


Begin by measuring out the carnauba wax and illipe butter using a teaspoon and tablespoon measurement. The wax comes in flakes so it should be ready to measure immediately. As the illipe butter is solid at room temp, you will want to grate it in order to measure it. Next, place four teaspoons of carnauba wax in a glass measuring cup and melt in 1 minute increments on reduced power in the microwave. When the wax is melted about half way, add one Tablespoon of the illipe butter and continuing melting. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler on the stove.)

Once the wax and butter have melted fully, measure out the avocado oil and sweet almond oil and pour into the mixture. Stir well. If necessary, place back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds or so to re-melt if the mixture starts to solidify when you add the liquid oils. Then using a glass dropper or pipette, measure out and add the essential of your choice – I actually used 3 parts lime peel essential oil and 1 part chocolate flavor oil for mine – and mix well.

The final step in creating your lip tint is to add the red beet root powder. You will need to mix this really, really well otherwise you will have clumps of beet powder throughout your lip stain. Once mixed, pour into your choice of lip balm pots or using a glass dropper to fill lip balm tubes. Cap and allow to cool completely. Then use and enjoy!

For more diy bath and beauty gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out my other Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas on Soap Deli News, my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Board and my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. I’ve seen this project on Pinterest! Looks like a must try~

  2. That’s really cool-where do you find all the ingredients at? Do you get them online or at a health foods store?

  3. I bought the ingredients for this particular project from Mountain Rose Herbs. There are links within the article. But you could also try a natural foods co-op.

  4. Great recipe for lip gloss. Thanks for linking to Talkin’ About Thursday –

  5. I was just looking for a lip gloss recipe using beet juice 🙂 This sounds like a good one. Question: can you substitute other butters and waxes for the ones you used? I just ordered cocoa butter, Shea butter, and beeswax before I found this recipe. Can I substitute any of those into the recipe? Also, I don’t have any avocado oil. Would it work to use olive or more almond?

    • You can use cocoa butter in lieu of the illipe butter. Carnauba wax is much harder than beeswax so you’ll want to increase the amount – you’ll have to experiment a bit to get it right. And the avocado oil can be subbed with any carrier oil.

  6. How can I perseve this balm? Wouldn’t beet root powder mold the balm?

    • This shouldn’t mold. You can use a preservative if you want according to manufacturer’s directions but it’s not necessary. It should have a shelf life of 6-12 months depending on the ingredient with the shortest shelf life based on when you purchased your ingredients and what the supplier recommends as the shelf life.