When women think of makeup lip gloss is one of the most essential things for them. Lip gloss is something that makes the lips look shinier and healthier. Women find it easier to make homemade lip gloss as they find it safe and on the other hand they find it as a fun activity. Lip gloss can also be made choosing your favorite flavor and color so if you want to know more on how to make a homemade lip gloss then follow the instructions given below.
Instructions to make your own lip gloss
The first thing is to ensure that you should use products which are natural, healthy and safe to use on lips. It is not difficult to find the ingredients and they are easily available and also they are not too expensive. The color and flavor may vary however the rest of the ingredients is almost the same. Making home made lip gloss is a sure hit and a wonderful gift for the young girls. If you are still not sure how to go about it then read more on the instructions below.
Basic ingredients for homemade lip gloss
- 2 teaspoons of oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, cocoa oil, wheat germ oil, castor oil, almond oil or sunflower oil)
- ½ teaspoon paraffin wax or grated beeswax
- 6 drops of lemon essential oil or lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Petroleum jelly (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of aloe Vera juice (optional)
Ingredients required for flavor and color
Adding natural food colors, candy melts or desired shades of lipstick are great if you are looking for your desired color of lip gloss. It depends on what kind of flavor you want it can be honey, powdered drink mix or like cranberries. For a plain flavor you can simply add a liquid sweetener to your homemade lip gloss recipe. To get more shimmer or glitter you can add eye glitter to your homemade lip gloss recipe.
The required material
- Measuring cup and spoons
- A bowl
- Lip balm tubes or a small tub
- Zip lock bag
- Wax paper
On a wax paper by using a grater grate the paraffin wax or beeswax. Now by using a measuring spoon take half a teaspoon of the grated wax and put this into a zip lock bag. Take 2 teaspoons of any oil for e.g. Coconut oil, vitamin oil or any combination you like and add to the grated wax. Add the ingredients of the flavor and color to the mixture in the zip lock bag and seal it. Now take the mixture in a hot water bowl for 2 to 3 minutes or you can even put it in the microwave for 2 minutes and blend the ingredients together once all of it has melted and the last thing to do is to make a small slit in zip lock bag and then empty the mixture in the lip balm tube or the small tub. By using these simple instructions you can make desired homemade lip gloss.