Its going to be girls night-out tonight.. We all are meeting after very long time.. Its going to be fun. However I was thinking what should I gift them.. Well there are few things which I have bought, but I wanted to give something made by me. Then I thought of some colored lip balm.. Then after doing some research I got idea of using beetroot powder.
I did not have beetroot powder and I did not have time to search it in market. I thought of experimenting and decided to use beetroot juice.. After all I just needed its color. I could use some color from market, but I wanted this lip balm to be natural.
Beetroot always gives color to my hands when I boil it :), So beetroot was best choice. Thanks to Marie as she have mentioned in one of her post that beetroot is water soluble and therefore she used glycerin to make lip gloss.
I also wanted nice fragrance, so I decided to give it strawberry flavor.. Girls love it.
Then I started with my recipe:
- 1 beetroot (Medium size)
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 2 teaspoon glycerin
- 4.5 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 Vitamin E capsules
- 1/2 teaspoon strawberry essence
Boil beetroot and remove it’s skin. Then grind it to make paste.
I then added water to paste and filtered it.
Then boiled this colored water to make it little more concentrated. I heated on low flame for 5-8 minutes.
Then in double boiler I added glycerin and 3 teaspoons of beetroot juice. And mixed it well.
Once it was mixed properly I added beeswax and olive oil
Heated in double boiler till wax melted properly. I was stirring it continuously.. But beetroot-glycerin mixture was still not getting mixed properly.
Then I turned off burner and whipped it using blender. And result was as expected.. Finally it was mixed properly forming a uniform fluid. (sigh)
I added essence and vitamin E oil by breaking capsules.
Again mixed using blender and poured it in lip balm containers. I kept then as it is to cool down and solidify.
This has aroma of strawberry and color of beetroot.
When I tried it, it gives pink tint on lips with this amazing aroma of strawberry.. 🙂
I would love to hear feedback from you..