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« on: June 29, 2005 09:54:56 AM »

Good/Bad idea? would it do anything? just curious really since they are non-toxic.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005 10:30:49 AM »

You mean like mixing crayons with vaseline or something?  That woudl be cool!  I wonder how it would work...now you've got me curious.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005 10:33:55 AM »

I would think it would smell too much like....crayons.  Cheesy  I usually throw lip balm away when the smell starts to remind me of crayons (usually after its melted in the car a few times). 
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2005 10:42:33 AM »

Not all pigments used in crayons are approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.  They are non-toxic, but not cosmetically approved.

If it works for you, that's great, but I wouldn't sell/give these away without either letting people know what they're made of or finding some FDA approved colorants  Smiley

I bet it would work, though.  Crayons are just colorants in wax. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2005 06:38:35 AM »

ok, so i tried it using beeswax, oil and honey. it definately tints the actual lip balm.. and i think it adds just a teensy bit of color to my lips. it smells mostly like honey/wax. maybe next time i'll put a drop of vanilla in there. yay for experimenting!
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005 10:55:28 PM »

i would probably get a rash.

rash + lips = ohhmygoshidontwanttothinkaboutthat.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005 11:01:24 PM »

You might as well buy a jar of honey with some honeycomb. Microwave the comb a couple seconds and put a couple drops of foodcoloring to that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005 01:41:18 AM »

Well, don't take my word for it, but the crayon idea is probably safe, even though they are not "approved" for cosmetic use by the FDA. If my son can eat a pack of Crayolas, you can throw a tiny bit of crayon into your lip gloss and live to tell the tale. Also, I hear that boiling arrowroot powder and putting it in lipbalm tints it reddish, but I haven't tried it so I don't know if it really works.
I buy stuff from this website all the time- http://www.seedman.com (be sure to scroll down to "Rachel's Supply") - they sell everything you need to make lipgloss (untinted) and other cool homemade stuff. I made all my X-mas gifts from this site when I was in my first year of college! Plus, they have "recipes" to make cosmetics and bath products, as well as a message board. If you get really good and want to sell your own, they sell containers too.
Good luck!
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005 10:24:31 AM »

Not all pigments used in crayons are approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.  They are non-toxic, but not cosmetically approved.

If it works for you, that's great, but I wouldn't sell/give these away without either letting people know what they're made of or finding some FDA approved colorants  Smiley

I bet it would work, though.  Crayons are just colorants in wax. 

good point.  also, if you tried to market it, since the ingredients are not FDA approved, this could mean BIG trouble for you.  I would stick to dyes specifically FOR lip balms or even koolaid.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2005 10:40:40 AM »

i think i would buy it just because it has crayons in it. I love crayons. i want to be a crayon. plus you could always put one of those fake "not intended as a cosmetic" notes on it like people do when the sell cigars on ebay as collectors items "meant for colloection puropses only"
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2005 01:12:21 PM »

Ohh wow! *Imagines all the pretty colours of Crayolas*
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2005 03:41:57 PM »

thats pretty neat, but if you use too much crayon, will it work? i mean, you cant exactly color you lip with crayons. please post when youre done (if youre goning to do it.)
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2005 10:14:03 AM »

i love the smell of crayons! i'm going to try crayons+vaseline.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2005 10:23:32 AM »

I love the smell of the old crayons i had when i was little, they smell sweeeeet.....*runs off to try the beeswax/cocoa butter/oil/crayon lip glass recipe...*
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2005 10:26:10 AM »

i love the smell of crayons! i'm going to try crayons+vaseline.

Please share how it turns out.  That sounds simple enough even for me!
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2005 05:07:49 PM »

i think i would buy it just because it has crayons in it. I love crayons. i want to be a crayon. plus you could always put one of those fake "not intended as a cosmetic" notes on it like people do when the sell cigars on ebay as collectors items "meant for colloection puropses only"
I agree! Crayola should market crayon lipbalm! As for the "novelty only" warnings, I always thought those were so stupid! Like, during the holidays you look in catalogs and there are lots of things, dishes in particular, that are decorative and NOT meant to be used AT ALL. What does ANYONE want with a decorative coffee cup or plate that you CAN'T USE?! I am the LAST person to prefer function over fashion, but come on! Grandma opens her Xmas gift and says, "Oh, what a pretty coffee cup!" and you scream in horror, "BUT DON'T USE IT! ITS JUST FOR DECORATION!"
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2005 07:22:16 PM »

i think i would buy it just because it has crayons in it. I love crayons. i want to be a crayon. plus you could always put one of those fake "not intended as a cosmetic" notes on it like people do when the sell cigars on ebay as collectors items "meant for colloection puropses only"
I agree! Crayola should market crayon lipbalm! As for the "novelty only" warnings, I always thought those were so stupid! Like, during the holidays you look in catalogs and there are lots of things, dishes in particular, that are decorative and NOT meant to be used AT ALL. What does ANYONE want with a decorative coffee cup or plate that you CAN'T USE?! I am the LAST person to prefer function over fashion, but come on! Grandma opens her Xmas gift and says, "Oh, what a pretty coffee cup!" and you scream in horror, "BUT DON'T USE IT! ITS JUST FOR DECORATION!"

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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2005 09:04:36 PM »

i tried using vaseline + crayon shavings + melting in the mocrowave = sucky polka dotted vaseline. the crayons didn't melt. Sad
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2005 09:16:26 PM »

I was gonna try and microwave a batch to see how it turns out.  The crayons and the vaseline probably liquefy at different temperatures.  I wonder if either of the following methods would work:

1.  Melt both components separately and then combine them.

2.  Mix both together and melt them with my electric candle warmer.

Has anyone had success? 
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2005 04:55:36 AM »

crayon and beeswax works just fine. maybe because they are both waxes? but yes, mine had a slight tint.. i couldnt tell at first, but i put some on my pale arm (i will never tan...) and there's definately a reddish color. im tempted to try other colors.. green, blue, purple... but i think it would make my lips look funny.
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2005 12:55:05 PM »

i tried using vaseline + crayon shavings + melting in the mocrowave = sucky polka dotted vaseline. the crayons didn't melt. Sad

I would try melting the crayons at a higher temp, or for longer, (they are a lot different than vasaline)
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2005 08:00:12 PM »

i tried again, and this time i melted the crayons and the vaseline seperatly, then mixed them together. i thought it worked, but it was still polka-dotty. and i fried my microwave. Sad
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2005 08:27:58 PM »

oh no!!!

Fried? how?
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2005 08:40:58 PM »

it died. like the timer worked, but it didn't turn on. then it worked again. weird. the microwave IS from 1988, though.
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2005 08:44:41 PM »

i feel so bad!!! sorry! Maybe there's something wrong with the magic content. Magic is what makes microwaves go, right?
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2005 08:51:06 PM »

well must be the magic wasn't TOO strong b/c it's working again! Smiley (no mad daddy now!)
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2005 09:05:55 PM »

My dad used to make me microwave a cup of water when I was microwaving something that was almost nothing like a marshmellow so I didn't fry the mircowave.  Maybe you should put something like that in with the crayons when you put them in for long times.
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2005 09:36:26 PM »

my mom's boyfriend tried to microwave an egg in a cup of water to see what it would do- and the whole the blew up. the glass shattered and everything. but i guess it would make a difference if the thing wasn't in the cup of water. Wink

thanks for the tip! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2005 10:56:34 PM »

LOL or maybe my dad just didn't know what he was talking about!
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2005 06:53:05 AM »

Maybe you shouldn't put glass in the microwave.  Maybe try with a plastic cup?
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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2005 11:12:21 AM »

how about just heating it on your stove using a double boiler? i have one of those crayola crayon makers, and you just put the crayon bits in and a light bulb melts it. i guess you can try that, but i dont know if it will burn. you can probably use the microwave too. you can put it in for 30 seconds, then stir, then for 5 seconds, then stir, and so on and so forth. good luck!
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2005 08:03:23 PM »

This is so cool! I love it! Let me know how it goes, k? I think I might have to try it!
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