Pucker Up With This Healing Tinted Lip Balm

I have several lipsticks that are just too bright or not quite right for the color for my skin. Instead of throwing them out, I now have a simple way to use them. With just a few ingredients, I can change the look and shade to one that I really look forward to using.

I am so excited to share this tinted lip balm recipe with you. It only takes a few minutes to whip up. I love the light tint it gives my lips when I am just wanting a touch of color. It also treats my lips with healthy ingredients like shea butter, beeswax and grapeseed oil.

With this tinted lip balm recipe, I now have a great way to reuse different lipsticks that I would have gotten rid of. Or they would have just been left in the back of my makeup drawer. I love finding ways to repurpose my makeup in this way.

Ingredients for Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

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  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • 2 caps vitamin E oil
  • 1 piece of lipstick
  • 10 drops lime essential oil


  • 1 metal tin or small Altoid tin (you could also use a small tub with a lid)


1. Gather the ingredients and the container of your choice. I used a small Altoid tin.

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2. In a small glass bowl, place lipstick, beeswax, shea butter and grapeseed oil. I used a very small amount of lipstick. I wanted the color to be subtle.

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3. Place in the microwave for just 30 to 60 seconds to melt the oils together.

4. Add the essential oil. You can add any flavor you choose. I love lime, so that was my choice.

5. Pour into your container.

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There you go! Let it cool and you have tinted lip balm ready to go.

— Leilani Hampton

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