Friday, September 18, 2009

How to make your own homemade lip gloss?

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If you care about what you put on your skin and you are concerned about the ingredients of today's cosmetics, making your own may be an ideal solution. Or perhaps you just want to save money or you simply cannot find the ideal item to suit you. Lip gloss is one item that you can make at home very easily, for a very small cost and you can flavor it to suit your own desires. Here is a very basic lip gloss recipe for you to try that uses beeswax, a product that is more natural than Vaseline (petroleum derived product). You can build on this basic recipe with the suggested additions or perhaps find a recipe which uses different ingredients.

Here, you will find some good ways to make your own homemade lip gloss.

Homemade Cranberry Lip Gloss


1 tbsp sweet almond oil
10 fresh cranberries
1 tsp honey


Mix all ingredients together in a microwave for 2 min or until the mixture just begins 2 boil. Stir well and gently crush the berries. Then strain through a fine seine 2 remove all the fruit pieces. Pour into a small container.

Homemade Vanilla Lip Gloss


1 tsp petroleum jelly
1 tsp aloe vera gel
1 and 1\2 teaspoons coconut oil
1\2 teaspoon vanilla


Heat ingredients together in a double-boiler and pour into jars.

Honey Citrus Lip Gloss


7-8 tsp. sweet almond oil
2 tsp. beeswax
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 tsp. honey
5 drops citrus flavoring or essential oil (or you may like lime)
Microwave-safe container with lid
Cosmetic / balm container with lid


Melt the sweet almond oil and beeswax together in the microwave safe container for 1-2 minutes. Remove the mixture from the microwave, and pierce the vitamin E capsule with a pin or tip fo a knife, and squirt into mixture. Whisk the contents of the vitamin E capsule, honey, and flavoring, into the oil mixture, continuing to whisk until set. Spoon your new lip gloss into a small, balm container with tight lid.

We hope you like the above homemade lip gloss recipes. You may send your feedback or your own recipes by using the form at the bottom of this page.

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