Who would have thought crayons can be used for more than just adding color to paper. Here is a creative way to take crayons left stored in a box or lying around, add a few ingredients, and make this beautiful palette of color to wear as lipstick.
- Non-Toxic Crayons (Crayola Brand Recommended)
- Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil, Vaseline, or Vitamin E Stick
- Storage Container with Lid
- Heat Proof Bowl
- Pan of Water to Create Double Boiler
- Heat Proof Stirring Utensil
- Xacto Knife
- Paper Towels for Clean Up
- Food Grade Extracts or Oils for other Flavors
Fill pot of water 1 inch in height and place heatproof bowl inside. Turn on burner to Medium High until water is heated.
Use your Xacto Knife to slice and remove paper from crayons. Snap the crayons in half placing a single half into the bowl to melt.
Use a heatproof utensil to slowly move around the crayon until it starts to melt. Next, add a tsp of coconut oil into the bowl.
Add in vaseline or chosen additive into the bowl as the crayon continues to melt.
Once melted, grab the bowl with heatproof mitt and pour into the container. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes until cool.
Mix colors to create new variations for your palette. Apply lipstick with a lip brush or by warming up with your fingers.
If you encounter any issues with your lipsticks being too hard to apply, be sure to scrape off the surface wax to soften the remaining lipstick. It this does not correct the problem, more vaseline may be needed when you recreate the lipstick.