Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Which makeup personality are you?

A) I’ve perfected the “no makeup” makeup look. My face looks so fresh and dewy people think I roll out of bed singing as birds and random squirrels make my bed.

B) Well, in the past few years makeup hasn’t really been a priority. One time I may have even gotten distracted in the middle of getting ready and ended up at the grocery store with eyeliner on only one eye. Fine, twice.

C) Makeup?

Whatever your style, I think you’re going to love the soft, sheer blush color of this tinted lip balm recipe. It one of my tried-and-true staples that moisturizes and protects, but is light enough to be worn year-round. It’s also made using the same mica powder as this homemade blush, which you can whip up in just a few minutes to go along with your lip balm.

No Time To Make Your Own?

This tinted lip balm is made with excellent ingredients, including many of the same ones you’ll find below.

This blush-colored tinted lip balm recipe moisturizes and protects, but is light enough to be worn year-round. It's super easy to make, too! AND you can use your leftovers to make powdered blush in under 5 minutes.

Tinted Lip Balm Recipe


  1. In a double boiler (or a stainless steel bowl set inside a pot of boiling water), melt cocoa butter and beeswax.
  2. Add in the olive/almond, or jojoba oil and stir until thoroughly melted.
  3. Stir in the mica powder and stir thoroughly. Remove from heat and allow to sit for a minute or so, then stir again.
  4. Pour the liquid into .15 ounce lip balm tubes or 1/2 ounce tins and allow to cool.

Suggested Expiration Date

One year from the time it is made.

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding Mommypotamus.com in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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21 thoughts on “Tinted Lip Balm Recipe”

  1. I am greatly enjoying your recipes and recently purchased your household cleaners ebook, which is wonderful!
    I am surprised, however, with as careful as you are about using non toxic ingredients, that you would use a manufactured product with titanium dioxide in your lip color? When there are beautiful colored clays that can be used?

  2. Your website is wonderful and I’m so happy to have stumbled on it (and you). A question re a lip balm ingredient in the lip balm you recommended: Do you know what “mica” is?

    Thanks for the great information and useful suggestions that come our way from your offerings. Terrific way to “fight the good fight.”

  3. Thanks for the post, Heather. I’m a big fan of all the recipes I’ve tried and have been making your dry shampoo, face powder, tooth powder, and facial cleanser for years. Love, love, love them! I’m not a fan of pink/red tints, do you have any suggestions for ingredients for other colors? Such as a light shimmer or a tanish color?

    • Hi there :). There are other colours of mica. :). I have oriental beige and white diamond mica and red ruby. You can mix too. I blend and add the white diamond for that extra shimmer. I have left the red out and made a nice skin colour with the oriental beige and white diamond with shimmer. ? very fun to play with

      • How do you get the mica to dissolve enough to be a tint, rather than just clumps? My daughter and I tried this last winter and nothing actually tinted. We were very disappointed, but still have ingredients, so any tips would be great.

    • Will it work if I stir the mica in with the cocoa butter first. Then add the beeswax, stir and then the olive oil. A little out of order. But will this mess up the emulsification process.?

  4. Hi am dark in complexion.what colour of mica powder should I order.havnt used some before.
    Want to use it as face powder

  5. Hi Heather!
    I’m not sure if this is on your radar about Mica, but after researching more in depth about it awhile ago because I wanted to start making my own makeup, I’ve learned that most Mica comes from India and (unfortunately) supports child slave labour. Apparently, unless you are sourcing Mica very carefully, most micas found on the market supports this ☹️ I was wondering if you or any of your followers have found an ethical source of Mica, by chance?

    • I looked up mica powder too and the link took me to the one suggested on Amazon. This mica is made in China. Ugh. I might make the recipe with an essential oil and just not have the tinting unless I can find an ethical and organic source.

  6. Hello I have been enthralled by all your natural options for items we use everyday..i am definitely going to be making your make up alternatives,your homemade apothecaries(especially your vapo rub and muscle rub) ,and when I am brave enough ,your homemade coconut soap recipe. (How I originally found out about you )Thank you for giving me natural alternatives .

  7. Clicked on your site and was fascinated on the contents. I’m always on the watch out for hacks that make home making easier. Thanx for hijacking my email somewhere. ??????

  8. Hi. I found the lip balm to be a bit thick and hard to put on. Perhaps I haven’t made it right? Any way I can thin it out the next time I make it?

    • Volume measurements tend to be less precise than measuring by weight, so if you used the volume measurements it may be that your balm ended up with a slightly higher ratio of beeswax than intended. Or it could just be natural variation between the softness/firmness of ingredients from batch to batch.

  9. Hii 🙂

    I stumbled upon this recipe cause I think the shade is so pretty but saddly the amazon link doesn’t work (it shows me books instead of mica powder when I click on it) and I wanted to ask if you could repost the link cause I really want that shade of mica powder 😂

  10. This recipe is my favorite ever!!! I LOVE, absolutely adore this lip balm! It is so smooth, rich and creamy. I gave them away as gifts for Christmas and it was so much fun. Can’t wait to make more! Thank you ☺️