Some people argue that crayon lipstick is safe if using crayola because it’s lead free. The argument often includes the fact that kids use crayons without any negative side effects. Yet, others think the opposite. The information below has been taken directly from Crayola’s website and is posted verbatim.
“As the manufacturer of children’s products, safety is our top priority at Crayola.
Although our products are nontoxic, we do not recommend using them to make eyeliner, lipstick or other makeup, and strongly discourage their use in this manner. The products were never intended to be used on the skin or face in this manner.
Makeup goes through specific and rigorous testing because it is intended to be used on the skin. Because they were never meant to be used as makeup, our colored pencils or crayons have not been tested in the same way and should not be used as a cosmetic. They are not designed, tested or approved for this purpose.”
The link below will take you directly to Crayola’s website to read the original content.
Is it safe to use Crayola Crayons to make lipstick, eyeliner and other makeup?
Did you know that lipstick can be made from crayons? It’s true! There are videos on Youtube. Later, we’ll cover the safety of making lipstick from crayons.
You will need:
a container (to store the lipstick once made)
a separate container (to use when melting the crayon)
1. Heat water in pot/pan. There is no need to heat hot enough to boil.
2. Place the container in the pot/pan.
3. Place the crayon in the container and stir while it is melting to remove lumps.
4. Add coconut oil to the the melted crayon in the container to avoid the crayon becoming hard after it has melted.
5. Stir the the crayon and coconut oil in the container.
6. Pour lipstick in a storage container.
You can add more crayon to the mixture to make the color brighter or product less translucent. To make the lipstick smoother use additional coconut oil. I’ve noticed people using 1/4 of a teaspoon of oil for 1/2 of a crayon. It is a matter of preference.