Working with beets, it doesn’t take long to realize the opportunity for color. We’ve already produced hot pink cupcakes, deep purple salads, orange hued stews, all the while seeing red – everywhere; hands, counter tops, sinks, pans…
So why not try it as a makeup? Red beets provide a green alternative to the usual chemical dies found in commercial products and can be unbelievably simple to apply. For a light pink to deeper red lip stain, simply rub a raw slice of beet across your lips. The color is safe and healthy and will last for several hours.
Want to create a more traditional lip gloss? Simply mix beet juice with a small amount of olive oil and a touch of powdered sugar to thicken the mixture. Other “recipes” call for melted beeswax and a mixture of castor oil and sesame oil all whipped together before introducing the beet juice. This recipe can be put in a container and used over time.
Beautiful, practical, healthy, easy and affordable. Oh – and of course – tasty! Get ready to kiss your old lipstick good bye!