The Best Ways to Make Homemade Lip Gloss

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If lip gloss is a permanent fixture on your pucker, you’re probably spending a pretty penny to fund your gloss addiction. Cut costs and use a product that’s all-natural by making your own homemade lip gloss. You can customize the gloss with the flavor and color you choose, too. Just pour it into some empty lip-balm tubes -- which you can buy online -- or fill up your old, clean lip-gloss containers with the new, homemade stuff. You’ll still have a perfectly glossed pout -- you'll just be dodging the chemicals.

Lickable Minty Lip Gloss

Step 1

Pour 2 1/2 ounces of coconut oil into a glass measuring cup. Add 2 ounces of beeswax and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vitamin-E oil.

Step 2

Fill a saucepan half full with water and bring it to a boil. Place the glass measuring cup in the pot of boiling water. Stir the ingredients in the measuring cup constantly with a spoon until the ingredients liquefy.

Step 3

Stir in 15-25 drops of peppermint essential oil. You can use more or less, depending on how strong you want the flavor. Smell the mixture as you’re adding the oils to find a balance you like.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into empty, clean lip-balm tubes or containers. Use a plastic pipette to effectively transfer the liquid from the glass measuring cup into the tubes or containers. Let the lip gloss set for one hour to cool down completely.

Sweet-As-Candy Lip Gloss

Step 1

Grate a cube of paraffin wax onto a piece of wax paper. Measure 1/2 teaspoon of grated wax and place it in a plastic zippered bag.

Step 2

Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of petroleum jelly to the bag. Add 2 candy melt pellets of your choice to give the gloss a sweet flavor -- vanilla, strawberry and peppermint are all good options for lip gloss. Zip the bag shut, squeezing out the excess air as you close it.

Step 3

Place the zipped bag into a bowl of hot tap water and leave it there for five to 10 minutes, or until all the ingredients melt.

Step 4

Take the bag out of the water. Massage the outside of the bag with your hands to mix up the ingredients.

Step 5

Cut a small slit in one corner of the bag with a pair of scissors. Squeeze the lip gloss from the bag into tubes or containers. Place the containers in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool.