Wearing lipstick all the time entails few side effects. Researchers have identified a number of toxic ingredients including heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, manganese, chromium and cadmium in a number of lip colors. To avoid these harmful ingredients, you may prefer safer alternatives to your regular lipsticks. To color your lips without harming your health you can try natural lip stains derived from fruits and vegetables.
Here Are Some Natural Lip Color Options, Worth Trying:
For rosy luscious lips, you can use beetroot juice instead of your regular red lipstick. Extract the juice from a large red beetroot. Take a teaspoon of beetroot juice and add two drops of lemon juice. Mix the juice with a teaspoon of almond oil and a teaspoon of shea butter. For deeper and long lasting color, you can use beetroot powder.
Cocoa powder is an excellent alternative to your brown lipstick. To make the natural lip color, first melt and mix one teaspoon each of beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter. Add cocoa powder to get the desired hue. Adjust the quantity of cocoa powder accordingly to get the appropriate shade. Usually ¼-teaspoon of cocoa powder is sufficient for the natural brown shade.
Raspberry, Blackberry And Pomegranate
You can make berry lipstick by combining raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate. To prepare the natural lip color, you will need one raspberry, three blackberries and two to three drops of pomegranate juice. Mash the berries and add the pomegranate juice and half a teaspoon of olive oil or any vegetable oil of your choice. Mix the ingredients well.
To make natural strawberry lipstick you will need ¼ to 1/8-cup of strawberry powder, half a tablespoon each of almond oil and coconut oil, one teaspoon of grated beeswax and four to five drops of vitamin E oil. Melt the beeswax and coconut oil and mix them with almond oil, vitamin E oil and strawberry powder.
For a natural ruby red lip color, you can use alkanet root. Melt and mix one tablespoon of beeswax, two tablespoons of coconut oil, one tablespoon of olive oil and 1 ½ teaspoon of cocoa butter. Mix the ingredients well and add a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Add one to two teaspoons of alkanet root powder to the oil mixture.