Now that fall is finally upon us here in Arizona (yes, it took THIS long), we are super excited for sweater weather and breaking out all our favorite autumn color palettes. I always look forward to sporting a berry lip this time of year. It’s such a versatile color and looks fantastic on all skin tones. While I love browsing the makeup counters and adding to my endless collection of lip color, sometimes I get a little… well, nervous about all the chemicals and additives they contain. It’s never a bad idea to periodically swap out your products for a natural alternative. Here’s a fun and easy DIY for your own berry lip balm, and it only contains TWO ingredients!
You’ll of course want to start with fresh berries! For two small tins of balm, I use 2 raspberries and 2 blackberries. If you want a darker color, use 3 blackberres : 1 raspberry. If you want a pinker tone, use 3 raspberries : 1 blackberry.
The second ingredient is coconut oil. You’ll just need one teaspoon – make sure to scoop it out while still somewhat solid.
In a small bowl, smash the berries together and mix in with the coconut oil. It’ll be pretty lumpy, don’t worry!
Next, place your small bowl in the microwave for about 10 seconds until the coconut oil is liquified. Stir it all up real good, and pour through a mesh strainer into small containers to remove the seeds. If you don’t have one, no need to worry your balm will just have some bumps in it!
Place your small containers in the fridge for about 30 minutes to cool the oil again until solid. The juice and the oil will separate, naturally. Simply rub your finger across the top when your ready to use. The warmth from your finger will help the ingredients mix on a top layer and you can apply as liberally as you like!
Plan on making your own natural berry lip balm? Be sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram/ Twitter by using #LKBeauty and @laurenkelp so we can see your masterpiece!