Natural Colourant for Lip Scrub

beetrootpowder

I’ve been loving the way my lip scrubs have been turning out lately. The papaya one is my favourite, but I recently got another new flavour, Hubba Bubba Grape flavouring. It tastes super yummy.

I’ve named the lip scrub Grape Gum Lip Scrub so that it doesn’t infringe on any copyrights or anything and put it up at my shop.

The one thing I wasn’t happy with, however, was the colour.

Here’s a pic so you can see what I’m talking about:

grape-lipscrub

As you can see, it’s very blue. I was going for a purpley look, but it didn’t work out exactly as I planned. Doesn’t affect the flavour or the scrubbiness of it. I’m just not super happy with the colour.

Of course all the suppliers that I go through don’t have any vegan friendly lip colours in pinks and reds (sigh), so I started thinking about what other lip safe colourants I could use, and last night had an eureka moment.

Beetroot powder!

beetrootpowder

It’s like the perfect colour, natural and vegan friendly.

Needless to say that I’ll be hitting up the health food shop on Monday to grab some to test out.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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