Let's say you have a few unused lipstick tubes laying around. They are likely too bright, too brown, too red, too pink, or just too-not-you.
If you've seen my video "how to make lip balms" on YouTube, you'll be happy to know that throwing lipstick into the pot of melted lip balm (equal amounts of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax, with a tad more coconut oil if outside temps are cooler than 70 degrees) is all you have to do:
For a stronger color, add at least as much lipstick as lip balm liquid. I could have (should have) added more lipstick in my mixture for a more colorful tint.
Melt everything. At this point, add drops of a favorite essential oil (I chose peppermint) to flavor your lip balm.
Use a dropper to drop into lip balm tubes AND into your empty lipstick container.
And you have a nourishing lip balm with added color and scent.