Banish the chemicals
There are thousands of chemicals and parts of animals hidden in cosmetics. These compounds are soaked into our system and stay unwelcome for far longer than wanted. For example the red color from our modern lipstick can come from pure iron oxide (iron rust), or is derived from crushed beetles and various bugs (yuck!). So let's do it like the ancient Greek women used to and go natural. In ancient Greece, women would use beet juice and strawberry juice to give themselves a rosy glow.
Benefits of using beet juice on skin
- Reduces inflammation of the skin~ beet juice is excellent for keeping inflammation at bay. It greatly reduces redness and swelling caused by pimples and acne.
- Delays aging~ beets are known for being filled with antioxidants and are a spectacular way to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. It works well to fight free radicals (nasty little atoms or molecules that age us quicker) which keeps the skin from being damaged. Lycopene, a compound found in beets, helps maintain the elasticity of skin.
- Complexion improvements~ due to the detoxifying effect of beets, it helps in removing toxins and impurities naturally, thus cleansing the blood. It helps in gently exfoliating dead skin cells to give you clean and radiant skin.
- Beet juice is rich in iron and vitamins reducing dark spots and pigmentation often found on those who have mature skin.
- Using a double boiler or the microwave, gently heat the oil and beeswax. Add beet root powder and stir well. (Don't worry if the mixture seems to separate, it will bind once cooled)
- Add to a clean container and allow to cool before using. You can place it in the freezer for 20 minutes to ensure minimum cooling time.
- 2Tbs Almond Oil
- 1Tbs Beeswax, grated
- 1tsp Beet root powder
Nicole on November 07, 2018:
Beet root powder is not soluble in this recipe so it will not mix in. I learned this after making a similar recipe that turned out grainy and didn’t color my lips at all. Alkanet root powder is soluble and would be a much better choice!
Christina on August 23, 2016:
Hi. I just made a lip balm with 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup cocoa butter, 1/4 cup beeswax, and 1 tsp of beetroot powder. The beetroot powder did not mix in, it just settled to the bottom of the pots. Is almond oil a better carrier for beetroot powder? Can you recommend a softer wax than beeswax?
Back to Basics (author) from California on January 13, 2016:
You can use a juicer, a nutri bullet, blender. This is a fresh product so it only lasts a few days to a week if stored properly in the refrigerator, to prolong the freshness, you can use a tad of vitamin E oil, which is a natural preservative
Nicole on February 10, 2015:
Can you put it thru a juicer
maddy on January 28, 2015:
I tried this and my beet mixture turned brown after a week
Beautibeetful on January 16, 2015:
By process, do you mean blender or saucepan?
Natasha on December 19, 2014:
How would coco oil affect the recipe?
Back to Basics (author) from California on October 01, 2011:
Let me know how the recipe works out for you :)
Smart is Good from Lima, Perú on September 30, 2011:
I used to cut a small piece of a beet every morning and rub it on my lips for a nicer colour. It does work but now I'm going to try your recipe so it's easier. Nice Hub!