Trio of Homemade Lip Gloss Recipes

This trio of homemade lip gloss recipes are easy to make in your kitchen with a few ingredients and a microwave.

Cranberry Honey Lip Gloss
Protect sensitive lips from the drying winter elements with this simple yet rich lip balm. Delightful to wear alone or on top of your lipstick for extra shine!
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 10 fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 drop of vitamin E oil*
Method
  1. Select a lip gloss pot, readily available from container stores, or, from used makeup or cosmetics.
  2. Insure the container is sterile by boiling it in hot water. This will help prevent contamination of your finished product, which could lead to spoilage.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Microwave for a couple of minutes or until the mixture just begins to boil. (Bowl may also be heated in a pan of water on a stovetop).
  5. Stir well and gently crush the berries.
  6. Cool mixture for five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to remove all the fruit pieces.
  7. Stir again and set aside to cool completely.
  8. When cool, transfer into a small portable plastic container or tin.
  9. Apply a small amount onto your lips and remember to smile!
Notes
*Before you buy a large bottle of Vita E or similar oils from the cosmetics department, try the health aisle and look for Vita E capsules. Compare prices. You'll find a pin pushed through a softgel capsule will let you squeeze just enough drops into many Spa DIY recipes. -- SpaIndex
 
Honey Citrus Lip Gloss
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Ingredients
  • 7-8 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons beeswax*
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • 1 teaspoons honey
  • 5 drops citrus flavoring or essential oil
  • Microwave-safe container with lid
  • Cosmetic / balm container with lid
Method
  1. Select a lip gloss pot, readily available from container stores, or, from used makeup or cosmetics.
  2. Insure the container is sterile by boiling it in hot water. This will help prevent contamination of your finished product, which could lead to spoilage.
  3. Melt the sweet almond oil and beeswax together in the microwave safe container for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove the mixture from the microwave, and pierce the vitamin E capsule with a pin or tip of a knife, and squirt into mixture.
  5. Whisk the contents of the Vit E capsule, honey, and flavoring, into the oil mixture, continuing to whisk until set.
  6. Spoon your new lip gloss into a small, balm container with tight lid.
Notes
*We purchase tiny beeswax chips in the bulk herb aisle of our local health food store. You can also buy a good quality beeswax candle with NO additives and grate it into chips. Before you buy a large bottle of Vita E or similar oils from the cosmetics department, try the health aisle and look for Vita E capsules. Compare prices. You'll find a pin pushed through a softgel capsule will let you squeeze just enough drops into many Spa DIY recipes. -- SpaIndex
 
Lemon Honey Lip Gloss
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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons of grated beeswax or pellets
  • 1 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1 tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
  • 3-6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Method
  1. Select a lip gloss pot, readily available from container stores, or, from used makeup or cosmetics.
  2. Insure the container is sterile by boiling it in hot water. This will help prevent contamination of your finished product, which could lead to spoilage.
  3. Melt beeswax, remove from heat and while constantly stirring - add honey, aloe vera, almond extract, and Vitamin E.
  4. Add the Lemon essential oil last.
  5. Store in a clean pot, preferably in the refrigerator.
Notes
*We purchase tiny beeswax chips in the bulk herb aisle of our local health food store. You can also buy a good quality beeswax candle with NO additives and grate it into chips. Before you buy a large bottle of Vita E or similar oils from the cosmetics department, try the health aisle and look for Vita E capsules. Compare prices. You'll find a pin pushed through a softgel capsule will let you squeeze just enough drops into many Spa DIY recipes -- SpaIndex
 

February 21, 2013 | | Tags:

2 thoughts on “Trio of Homemade Lip Gloss Recipes

  1. Linda says:

    I tried the lemon honey one because I already had the things for it- feels GREAT! Going to try the others this weekend after I go shopping!

  2. Sari says:

    great stuff!

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