The best way to get berry-kissed lips? Actual berries!
Make this summery blackberry tinted lip balm from a couple of fresh (or frozen) blackberries and a bit of chapstick. Easy peasy!
- 2 or 3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- about 1/2 stick chapstick
- 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)
- Place blackberries in a small bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds or until mostly liquid (stovetop works too, if you prefer).
- Strain berries through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds and any grainy bits.
- Place chapstick in a small bowl. I used about 1/2 stick total (made up of a few on-their-last-legs chapsticks), but you can do this with any amount you’d like.
- Heat chapstick until soft but not quite melted. Don’t worry if it melts, though – just put it in the freezer for a few minutes and it will harden up pretty quickly.
- Add about 1 tsp of berry juice and mix with a fork until uniform. More berry juice will lead to a deeper stain and a softer lip balm; less will make a more natural-looking tinted chapstick.
- Optional: add a bit of coconut oil for a soft shine. I used about 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts chapstick.
- Transfer your blackberry tinted lip balm to an empty chapstick tube or lip balm tin. If you choose a tube, I found it worked best to start with it wound all the way up, fill carefully using a small knife, and wind the tube slowly down as I filled. Note: Adding coconut oil will lower the melting point, so if you choose to add it, it’s best to keep your lip balm in a tin or store your tube in the fridge (unless you live somewhere really cold).