My first project is a super easy homemade lip gloss. Of course, the flavors have a holiday feel, but it is very easy to substitute other flavors for different seasons. Lavender and Coconut are one of my favorites for when it starts to warm up while Peppermint/Grapefruit is perfect for summer. For fall, you have to try Cinnamon Orange! Yuuuum!!!!
- 1 oz Beeswax Pellets
- 1 ozCoconut Oil
- 1 oz Organic Cocoa Butter
- 1 TBSP Castor Oil
- 1/4 tsp Glycerine Vegetable
- 3 drops of Vitamin E Skin Oil
- 8-12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (I recommend this brand)
Quickly pour the melted liquid into the chosen lip gloss containers. If the lip gloss mixture starts to become a solid before you've filled all the containers-- just put it back over the double boiler until melted.
If you are using lip balm tubes, I recommend using an egg carton to hold them in place by turning it upside down and cutting holes big enough to slide them into. If you want to use the same tins that I did for my lip gloss recipe, then you can find them here: Lip Balm Slide Tin Set (0.25 oz) with Labels
This lip gloss recipe has a nice soft mild flavor, but it's definitely tasty! I love the cocoa butter, but if you aren't a chocolate fan you can always use shea butter instead.
Lip Gloss vs Lip Balm
For fun I made this recipe twice with all the same ingredients except only teeny tiny substitution. In one batch I used castor oil (for gloss) and in the other I substituted jojoba oil in equal parts for the castor oil to make a balm.
You can definitely see the difference that just one ingredient makes! I hope you enjoy this lip gloss recipe. Are you making any DIY holiday gifts this year? I would love to know what you have planned.
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