DIY – How To Colour Your Lips Pink With Beetroot

Ditch the boring lipstick and lip balm routine and color your lips in this natural hue.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Zeel Gandhi, BAMS
By Esha Saxena

If you want pink, pouty lips in the comfort of your home, try these steps on how to color your lips pink with beetroot. Usually, you step out and buy everything that guarantees to help you achieve that. Lip balms, lip scrubs and tints – you splurge on everything. You glance at the long list of chemicals that go into making them but you ignore it. Because you want pink lips. If you are tired of the chemical-ridden products that promise you the perfect, pink pout but fail to deliver results,  try this super-effective DIY instead.

Beetroot For Lips

Beetroot for lips


The star of this DIY is beetroot. Anyone who has handled a beetroot knows that they stain everything they come into contact with. So it makes sense to fashion a lip product out of it. Beetroot lends your lips a gorgeous pink tint and at the same time, clears up lip pigmentation. All-natural, chemical free, and inexpensive – this is lip makeup at its absolute best! Want to learn how to use it? Read on for clear and detailed instructions.

Required Products:

  • A medium-sized beetroot
  • Coconut oil
  • Food processor
  • Strainer
  • Small container

How To Prepare Beetroot Lip Stain For Pink Lips?

Follow these steps to stain your lips to get that baby soft and baby pink look.

Step 1: Prepare Beetroot Residue

Start by washing the beetroot thoroughly with water. Then, peel the outer layer off. Cut the beetroot into small slices and put it into the food processor. Grind the beetroot completely till there is a visible watery residue.

Make sure that you do not add water to the beetroot as it will dilute the vibrancy of the color.

Step 2: Store It

Carefully strain the juice of the grated beetroot, and make sure that no bits and pieces make their way into it. Transfer it immediately into a clean container to store it for future use. Here, I have used an old lip balm case to store the tint. The container or jar that you are using has to be cleaned and sterilized. To make sure that the case is clean, wipe off any residual product that might be present, wash it thoroughly and sterilize with rubbing alcohol.

Step 3: Add Coconut Oil

Add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the beetroot tint. If you are looking for a sheer lip color, you can add a little more coconut oil. If you end up using less than a teaspoon of oil, then the formula of the lip tint will turn out to be dry and flaky on your lips. You can replace the coconut oil with honey or beeswax, as they do an excellent job at moisturizing lips.

Now use a clean spoon or toothpick to blend the mixture well. Place the container in the refrigerator and wait for the tint to solidify before using. As this lip tint is completely natural and free from preservatives, you’ll need to store it in the refrigerator to make it last longer.

As soon as it is applied, the lip tint appears to be soft pink in color. But once it oxidizes in a few minutes, your lips will take on a gorgeous reddish-plum tint, which looks stunning on any skin tone! You can dab it once for a softer, more natural look or layer it for more intensity.

Apply your all-natural lip tint as often as possible and you can have softer, pinker lips in a week.

Bonus Tip: You can add granulated sugar to the tint to make yourself a DIY lip scrub.

Beetroot for lips is what you have been looking for to get the perfect pink pout without a load of chemicals. As you know, beetroot stains everything a reddish-purple, and this same quality can be harnessed to create an all-natural lip stain that stores well in the refrigerator. The process is fairly simple and calls for only two ingredients—beetroot juice and coconut oil. You can use this balm as many times as you want in a day, and depending on the intensity of the lip color, you may apply one or more layers to get pinkish-plum, naturally nourished lips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is applying beetroot good for lips?

Yes, applying beetroot is good for lips as it helps give them a pink color and moisturize them.

How many days can we store homemade beetroot lip balm?

A homemade beetroot lip balm can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.


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Esha Saxena is a writer and journalist and holds a master’s degree in media and mass communication. She firmly believes... more

Dr. Zeel Gandhi

Dr. Zeel Gandhi is an Ayurvedic doctor and an expert at providing holistic solutions for health problems encompassing Internal medicine,... more