Make Lip Gloss

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Introduction: Make Lip Gloss

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Keep your kisser soft by making your own lip gloss!

You'll have a blast customizing and remixing the variations on this recipe to find your perfect match. More color, more flavor, more gloss? Go for it! Here are some great suggestions to get you started on your path to lip gloss glory!

This basic recipe without any color or scent is also a great alternative to petroleum jelly. Let's end our dependence on petroleum!

Step 1: Materials

To make your gloss, you'll need:

Basic Ingredients:
  • Wax - beeswax or paraffin - grated or in pearls
  • Carrier oil - castor, sesame, almond, jojoba, sunflower, coconut, olive, etc. - or a combination of the above.

Optional:
  • Cocoa butter or shea butter
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Flavoring: natural extract, essential oils, or even kool-aid or torani syrup
  • Color: beet juice, lipstick nubs, food coloring, etc.

Tools:
  • Microwave-proof container
  • Stirring stick (I use chopsticks)
  • Small containers

Step 2: Melt Wax

Add 1 tablespoon of grated wax (I used beeswax pearls) to the microwaveable container.

Melt wax. I nuked mine on high for approx 1 min.

Step 3: Add Oils

Stir in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (I used a mix of jojoba and castor).

At this point, you're done! But I recommend the following to customize your gloss.

Add 1/8 teaspoon vitamin e oil for its multitude of benefits!

Add 1/4 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter to make lips oh so soft.

Step 4: Add Flavor

Add 1/8 teaspoon of your favorite extract or a few drops of essential oils.
I've even seen kool-aid drink mix or flavored syrups recommended.

Make sure if you're using an essential oil that you're aware of its specific dilution suggestions. I forgot to do this with my peppermint oil and when I added orange to that, I created chemical weaponry.

The next batch I made used just orange essence. Yum!!

Step 5: Add Color

I used the rest of my apple-grape juice to color my gloss. What was I thinking? Don't do that.

A bit of your favorite lipstick is your best bet here. It's already ready to go!
Alternatively, you can try food coloring, or even beet juice.

Stir it well.

You may need to reintroduce your concoction to the microwave at this point. Try 30 second intervals on high.

Step 6: Pour Into Containers

If you've used a spouted melting vessel like I have, this part's pretty easy.

If not, or if you're pouring into tubes instead of tins, I recommend using a small funnel or pipette.

This recipe makes enough to fill all of the containers in the picture - perfect for gifting!

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    39 Comments

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    sharonekpang
    sharonekpang

    Question 5 days ago on Step 6

    How many lipglosses will this ingredient make?

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    Lvarsy
    Lvarsy

    Question 2 months ago on Step 6

    what do i do if the food color dosent mix with the oil and the beeswax? thanks

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    cpina22
    cpina22

    Question 7 months ago on Step 6

    How many lipglosses would this make?

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    camrynreesecrescenti
    camrynreesecrescenti

    Answer 6 months ago

    It depends how much you made. If you made a bigger batch, it would be anywhere from 3-6 glosses/balms.

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    bentoboxie
    bentoboxie

    11 years ago on Step 2

    Where would I find beeswax pearls?
    Thank you very much for making this instructable.

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    131540
    131540

    Reply 7 months ago

    upvote

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    annie.bertrand.9469
    annie.bertrand.9469

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Try your local Earth Fare or GNC, mine has those by the counter at GNC, and Earth Fare used to carry them. If you don't have an Earth Fare, try any Michaels, Hobby Shop or AC Moore. Those usually have them, too.

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    Kimmie 73
    Kimmie 73

    Reply 10 months ago

    Amazon has the best prices i have found

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    cassuccino
    cassuccino

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 2

    You can get beeswax pearls / pastilles at these sites...
    http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/wax/wax.php#wa_bee_p
    http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/4040340/3856212.htm
    http://www.texasnaturalsupply.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=BWPW

    You can also do a search for them online.  And you can find them sometimes on ebay and etsy.com

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    toribabe0724
    toribabe0724

    Question 1 year ago on Step 6

    what sizes are the lipgloss containers? :)

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    Kimmie 73
    Kimmie 73

    Answer 10 months ago

    They are 10ml

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    freakinsmurfy

    where can u get the:
    the wax
    some of the carrrier oils  
    vitamin E oil

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    joodi.abbas
    joodi.abbas

    Reply 10 months ago

    I got the wax from eBay it came in about a week and it’s very good and a good price for the right amount

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    OG Bizzle
    OG Bizzle

    Reply 1 year ago

    Just Google "Where to find carrier oils near me"

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    annie.bertrand.9469
    annie.bertrand.9469

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Go to your local Michaels or AC Moore. They usually have them. Also, for vitamin E and carrier oils, Earth Fare or GNC may have them. If not, check the internet.

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    joodi.abbas
    joodi.abbas

    Question 10 months ago on Introduction

    My question is if instead of microwave could I do any other way of melting it cause I don’t have a microwave

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    Doosuur
    Doosuur

    Question 11 months ago on Introduction

    My question is, I can see the last picture, the items look note like lip balm than lip gloss. I thought gloss will be a thick liquid substance?

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    me24538
    me24538

    Question 1 year ago

    Is there a way to make it stay a liquid, if so I would like to know for my business please :) (: