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Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss

One of my favorite parts of touring for speaking engagements and book signings is that I go to some wonderful cities where I’ve met so many of you wonderful people. There have been fancy gift bags, fancy food and drink, Q&A’s where we chatted, a lot of colorful sharpies that I used to draw in your books and… demos on how to make this fabulous homemade beet juice tinted lip gloss from my book “Modern Pioneering.” Here is what it looks like to make Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss. I want you to make it at home this weekend for yourself, because you deserve it! For more Modern Pioneering tips, subscribe to my YouTube series for free.

Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss:


Here is a printable recipe for you to make it at home. For more #ModernPioneering recipes, projects and skills, subscribe to my YouTube series for free.

Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss

Beet juice can be purchased in the grocery aisle of most stores as well as at any juice bar. It can be used to color more than just food. Homemade lip gloss is quick to make and a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer. You can add slightly more or less beet juice depending on how intense a color you would like. There are all kinds of lip gloss tins and containers available online. Or if you want to be thrifty, save your store-bought lip gloss containers and refill them with your homemade concoction.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles or shaved from a block
  • 1-2 drops essential oils (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon beet juice (optional)


  • Combine the shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E, in a small mason jar and set in a saucepan with 2-inches of simmering water. Stir until melted.
  • Remove from pot with an oven mitt and set on counter. Add optional essential oils and beet juice here and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into lip gloss containers.
  • Let cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  • Use within 3 weeks.



  • Talya Tate Boerner
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Making this weekend! I already have all the ingredients:))

  • joy
    Posted June 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Is there something else I can use to replace the vaseline/petroleum jelly in this recipe?

    • Ashley
      Posted June 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      try burts bees baby bee multi purpose ointment. Thats what I am going to do!

  • Qwerty
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    What does the vitamin e do?

    • Georgia Pellegrini
      Posted February 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

      It has wonderful healing powers! And makes your lips soft.

      • Stylearch
        Posted November 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

        Why do we have to use it within 3weeks?

        • Georgia Pellegrini
          Posted November 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

          Because of the beet juice. You can skip the beet juice and it will last months.

  • Vimala
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Any other option instead of microwave

    • Georgia Pellegrini
      Posted November 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Do this in mason jars in a saucepan of simmering water, stir, and then pour them into lip balm containers.

    • Sonam
      Posted February 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Double boil method.. first of all boil some water in big pan and then put the bowl into it.. it will work like microwave

  • sona
    Posted May 28, 2016 at 4:42 am

    It is awesome and looking just like a gloss caz I increased the ratio of beet in it..❤

  • Preeti
    Posted July 2, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I used this formula, but beet juice is often get sdparTed from other ingredients. Plz help me, what mistake i m doing.

  • tisha
    Posted February 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Hey can i use honey instead of coconut oil ??

  • Pooja
    Posted November 29, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Can I replace Vaseline with honey?

  • Femina
    Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Can i use beewax instead of vaseline ,like is it fine with COMBINATIOn of beewax,vitamin e, coconut oil amd beetroot juice

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