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Beet Juice Lip & Cheek Stain
makes about 2.5 oz
1/8 of a medium sized lemon
1 small glass bottle
muslin cloth (if you don’t have a juicer)
optional 2 tsp almond oil if making lip stain
NOTE: You can use a high-powered juicer for this, but if you don’t have one you can use a blender or food processor. (The rest may be a bit messy, but fun!)
Fit the attachment for hard foods in the top of the juicer and turn it on. Place receiving cup below the spout and put the beet in the top and juice it until there is no more liquid running into the receiving cup.
Remove the cup of beet juice, squeeze the lemon and add optional oil into the mixture.
Pour mixture into bottle and refrigerate. (Lasts up to a month)
Peel and chop beets into small pieces (or put the beets in a blender/food processor to make a fine paste.) Filter the paste through the muslin cloth by squeezing as much of the liquid as you can into a glass. If you’re using this method you’re going to get a bit less juice simply because juicers do a more thorough job.
Squeeze lemon, and optional oil into the mixture.
Pour mixture into bottle and refrigerate for up to a month.
** DO NOT throw away the dry beet scraps! They have a ton of fiber and make for a great bulking agent in veggie burgers or desserts. Save them!