You’ll have a lot of fun modifying and remixing the several versions of this recipe to discover your ideal fit. More color, flavor, and luster? Take a chance! Here are some wonderful ideas to get you started on your journey to lip gloss nirvana! This simple recipe, which contains no color or scent, is a perfect substitute for petroleum jelly. Let’s put a stop to our reliance on petroleum!
Ingredients for the base:
Wax – grated or in pearls – beeswax or paraffin
Castor, sesame, almond, jojoba, sunflower, coconut, olive, and other carrier oils, or a mix of the above.
Shea butter or cocoa butter
Vitamin E oil
Natural extracts, essential oils, or even kool-aid or torani syrup can be used as flavorings.
Beet juice, lipstick nubs, food coloring, and other colors
Microwave-safe container is required.
Stick for stirring (I use chopsticks)
Containers for little items
MELT WAX IN THE SECOND STEP
In a microwaveable container, put 1 tablespoon grated wax (I used beeswax pearls).
Wax should be melted. I microwaved mine for about 1 minute on high.
OILS ARE ADDED
1 tablespoon carrier oil, whisked in (I used a mix of jojoba and castor).
You’re finished at this point! However, to personalize your gloss, I recommend the following.
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil, for a wide range of health advantages!
To make lips oh so velvety, add 1/4 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter.
FINISH BY ADDING FLAVOR
Add 1/8 teaspoon extract or a few drops of essential oils to taste.
I’ve even seen flavored syrups or kool-aid drink mix recommended.
I colored my gloss with the last of my apple-grape juice. What the hell was I thinking? That is not something you should do.
Your best bet here is a smidgeon of your favorite lipstick. It’s already packed and ready to go!
You may also use food coloring or even beet juice.
It should be thoroughly mixed.
At this stage, you may need to reheat your mixture in the microwave. On high, try 30 second intervals.
POUR INTO CONTAINER
This stage is simple if you’ve used a spouted melting vessel like I have.
If not, or if you’re pouring into tubes rather than tins, a small funnel or pipette is recommended.
This recipe fills all of the containers in the photo, making it ideal for gifting!