Friday, July 08, 2011

Recipe: for delicious nontoxic lipgloss from your leftover beets

Ok, so I just posted about how great summer veggies are and how delicious they taste roasted in olive oil.

But some of you are just not going to be enchanted forever with your 352 pounds of beets. Even if you love beets roasted, shaved raw into salad, pressure cooked, steamed, maybe even boiled, you might find that your love of beets is equaled by your love of lip gloss, and surely your stomach won't mind if your lips sneak a beet for a cool red lip gloss.

I have two daughters who are really into lip gloss right now (where did they get it from...) and they can tell you how pink their tongues turn when they eat beets. This is how I get them to eat beets. Please no one tell them it can be lip color, not just tongue color. Because I can just imagine beets getting smeared *everywhere* and bathtime becoming a beety mess.


Beet Red Lip Gloss 

¼ cup beeswax 
¼ cup castor oil 
2 tablespoons sesame oil 
beet juice (I'm going to try a small dice of raw beets and pulse blend with a bit of water or oil. I'm also going to try this in a way smaller quantity.)

Melt beeswax, remove from heat and add oils. Add as much beet juice as desired for color. Store in jar. Source (< --- you should totally check this out for more delicious homemade beauty!)