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Natural Lip Shimmer

This natural lip shimmer recipe combines simple ingredients to make a beautiful, natural lip balm that will color and moisturize your lips.
Keyword DIY, essential oils, lip balm, lip shimmer, mica, natural
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 tubes
Author Sheryl


  • 1 Tbsp 100% pastured tallow *or see alternatives in notes, below
  • 1 Tbsp cold pressed grapeseed oil *or see alternatives in notes, below
  • 1 Tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 1/4 tsp mica powder *we used pearl red


  • 10 drops essential oil


  • Combine the tallow, grapeseed oil and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Heat in the microwave on high for 20 second intervals until melted.
  • Carefully remove from the microwave. Stir in the mica powder thoroughly until combined.
  • If using essential oils, add at this time.
  • Carefully transfer the mixture into empty lip balm containers - this needs to happen quickly before the mixture cools. Allow the lip balm tubes to cool completely before adding the cap and using on lips.
  • This recipe should make 6-7 lip balm containers.


Ingredient substitutions:
  • Mango butter or shea butter can be substituted for the tallow 1:1.
  • Replace the unrefined grapeseed oil with sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil or even rosehip oil.
  • Geranium essential oil gives the lip shimmer a beautiful scent - however, Lavender essential oil would work beautifully too.