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Homemade Beetroot Lip Stain

Homemade Beetroot Lip Stain

Homemade Beetroot Lip Stain

What is Lip Stain?

Lip stains are a light textured lip product designed to color or stain the lips without the heaviness of a lipstick or lip gloss.

Out of all the varieties of lip products on the market they last one of the best and often come in liquid or gel forms. A subtle staining of the lips may leave the lips feeling dry so by combining with wax and oil will give a more nourishing application.

Beetroot known for its incredible skin staining ability is the perfect ingredient to provide the color. Commercial lip stains may have chemicals and synthetic coloring so this recipe is taking a step back in time to the days when natural lip colors were made using plants.

Offering a sheer almost translucent color to the lips, lip stains are a perfect choice for a hint of a tint of color anytime of the day.



fresh beet may be used as in the video so perfect if you grow your own.

fresh beet may be used as in the video so perfect if you grow your own.

Looking After Lips ~

Lips are often neglected but need some extra care and attention due to their unique make up. They have only a few sebaceous glands, no sweat glands and look to saliva as their only form of protection.

To exfoliate the lips use a homemade lip scrub or apply some olive oil and gently brush the lips with an old soft toothbrush or a warm moist washcloth.

Do not lick the lips; it actually causes them to become dry, chapped and cracked.

At bedtime, apply a clear lip balm or oil such as coconut oil to help prevent lips drying out and stay conditioned.

Always wear sunscreen on your lips. They may develop skin cancer if not protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

If you suffer from cold sores, add a couple of drops of the essential oils peppermint or eucalyptus into your favourite homemade lip products including this recipe. They have natural antimicrobial benefits which help fight off cold sores.

Lipstick Plant

the perfect gift for a lippy girl, the lipstick plant Aeschynanthus.

the perfect gift for a lippy girl, the lipstick plant Aeschynanthus.


Easy Lip Stain With Fresh Beetroot

Lip Stain Recipe ~

2 tbsp sweet almond oil

1 tbsp grated beeswax

1/4 tsp – 1 tsp beetroot powder


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glass pyrex measuring jug or bowl

1 oz container


Add the almond oil and beeswax to the jug and sit in the saucepan on the stove.

Pour into the saucepan two pints of boiling water.

Gently heat to melt the beeswax and oil.

Mix in the beetroot powder and if it starts to separate don’t panic, it congeals as it cools.

As it is cooling adjust the color to desired shade or depth (will range from pink to deep wine) by adding more powder.

When satisfied, pour your lip stain into a lip balm container.

It is as simple as that.

Tips & Suggestions ~

If you have no almond or sunflower oil, substitute it with any of the light carrier oils.

For variation, try red berry juice or alkanet root instead of beetroot.

In Conclusion . . . .

A natural lip stain is easily made without the use of any chemicals, synthetic coloring or toxic ingredients that commercial products have. Apart from the health factor going the homemade route is saving you cash you could be putting to other things.

I know since going down this path I cannot look at my once loved and wouldn't be without beauty items in the same way and now have omitted from my essentials list. If I can give solutions such as this lippy product a go then you can too!

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"


Benefits of Beetroot Powder


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Homemade Beetroot Lip Stain Comments

Mindy Gillars Spaid on December 20, 2013:

Unfortunately, all of the powder when to the bottom of the containers as it cooled. How you can you keep it all mixed together? I followed this receipe exactly.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 04, 2013:

Hi Jennifer,

Welcome and thanks very much for visiting and commenting! Beets are such a versatile veggie and in beauty it works a treat for a lip stain!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 04, 2013:

Hi Rose,

I do love lipstick too, in fact I love all lippy products. I use different ones all the time depending on my mood, what I am doing, where I am going or even a no make-up day I still wear a natural lip balm. Hope you try the stain sometime I so appreciate you taking time to comment! Cheers for the thumbs up for lip stains!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 04, 2013:

Hi Vespa,

Hope the "new" job is going well and you are settled in. I find stains can be quite drying so it is a bit of a balm texture making it easier for applying too as you say. Waxes and oils are such useful ingredients with an array of benefits I love them! Appreciate your long-time support so much, thanks for the votes, shares and pins have a great weekend!

JenniferFantroy on August 03, 2013:

I know the nutritional benefits of eating beets - thanks for reminding me of the beauty uses too.

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on August 03, 2013:

I am a lipstick user so I found this of particular interest. This looks wonderful. I have never thought of something like this for the lips but it makes so much sense. What can I say, this is another wonderful article that you have published. Excellent! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 03, 2013:

Would you believe I tried to make a lip stain before? After preparing beets and glancing down at my beet-stained fingers, I decided the stain would look better on my lips. In my lack of experience, I didn't realize that it needs to be combined with bee's wax and oil so it will spread properly. I always learn so much from you, Suzanne! I hope to give this a try sometime soon. Thanks so much! Voted up, pinned, share, etc....

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 02, 2013:

Hi Janet,

Appreciate you trying it out and hope you enjoy it as an alternative to gloses and lipstick!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 02, 2013:

Hi Vinaya,

Appreciate your visit and comment, it is always a pleasure to have your thoughts. Beetroot are one that contains a very high pigment which can stain the lips and skin easily. Cheers for your interest!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 02, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

Many thanks for your comments, glad you found another use for beetroot and have fun trying it out! Cheers for the votes, shares and pin!

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on August 02, 2013:

This is a wonderful alternative to all commercial lip sticks and lip glosses. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I will try it out.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on August 02, 2013:


Beetroots are tasty. Perhaps, lips stained with beetroots too.

But in a serious note, this is quite an interesting beauty recipe. I have never heard of using plants to color lips. However, I know rose leaf puree can be used on lips to regain color.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 02, 2013:

This is another great beauty recipe Suzie. I love eating beetroot. I did not know that I can make lip stain from it. Voted up, shared and pinned.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 01, 2013:

Hi Carol,

Always special to see you my friend. Thanks so much for ALL your help, advice and encouragement this past while, cheers for pinning and spreading the word!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 01, 2013:

Hi Eddy,

Cheers, appreciate your great support as always!

carol stanley from Arizona on August 01, 2013:

I am going to buy these ingredients and try this...Love it..of course pinning as always.

Eiddwen from Wales on August 01, 2013:

Another great share Suzie.


Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 31, 2013:

Hi Gail,

Glad you enjoyed this stain recipe. It is such fun coming up with different ideas that you have no idea if people will find interesting or not! I make things that spark my own curiosity or things I want! LOL Lip stain with beetroot was one I had read about but decided to make my spin on it with the beeswax and oil. Thanks for the votes and share!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 31, 2013:

Hi tirelesstraveler,

Thanks for dropping in to check this one out. Hope you decide to try it out sometime!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 31, 2013:

Hi Rose,

Glad you decided to check this out. Some lip stains will leave the lips pretty dry because they are so thin and dry very quick. This is a bit of a stain and balm combo! I don't like dry lips either. Cheers for your comments as always:-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 31, 2013:

Hi Sha,

I have no idea how but the ideas come! it is funny sometimes they are slower to formulate then something I read or see a documentary on kick starts something else. Even reading others hubs can spark ideas. beetroot can drive me mad when i get it on clothes or my hands when cutting it so it definitely has a potent staining ability. Blueberries sounds yummy right now I have a yearning for some fresh fruit and it is the wee hours of the morning (2.15am) here! Cheers for stopping in!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 31, 2013:

Hi Abby,

Many thanks for being numero uno!! Bill will not be pleased!! LOL Lovely to see you back for more! I must check some ideas for you that are gluten free, good idea! i know many are gluten intolerant so definitely great idea to come up with some recipes. Any stuff you would like just let me know and I will see what I can do. Hope you find the stain works well for you appreciate your comments and support!

Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on July 31, 2013:

Wow, what a great alternative to lipstick. I have never considered this about beets, but I'll bet it works great. Voted up and shared.

Judy Specht from California on July 31, 2013:

Have always wondered how to make lip color without the chemicals. Thanks for the idea. I like to eat beets a lot; eating them to color my lips takes up too much time :)

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 31, 2013:

I'm always looking for lip products that don't leave me with super dry lips all day. Thanks for the great tips about creating lip products that moisturize more than the standard ones do!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 31, 2013:

How do you not run out of ideas? This hub is amazing. I would never have thought of making a lip stain. In fact my answer to your survey was the stains obtained naturally through eating and drinking. Better cut back on the blueberries! :-)

Dr Abby Campbell from Charlotte, North Carolina on July 31, 2013:

Man, oh man! You are up early this morning, Miss Suzie! But, I'm glad to see I'm the first to comment for once! LOL. I will definitely be using your recipe for lip stain here. I have funny lips as they have absolutely little color and blend with my skin. I have always had to use lip pencil and lipstick. Unfortunately, I'm gluten intolerant and many lipsticks and glosses have gluten which makes my lips welt up. :( So, I've been using lip pencil with some natural balm to make the color last longer. I like your idea of a 'stain' so I can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing!

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