Basic Lip Gloss 101

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
1 hr

A basic recipe for lip gloss with limitless variations. I can find the beet powder in the herb section of the natural foods store. Cook time is cool time. Inspired by recipes from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2.46 ml grated beeswax
  • 9.85 ml oil (or any combination as long as the total is about 2 tsp, see directions for suggestions)
  • 0.59 ml flavored extract (such as peppermint, vanilla, almond, coconut, strawberry, orange, lemon, etc. or a combination such ) (optional) or 0.59 ml oil (such as peppermint, vanilla, almond, coconut, strawberry, orange, lemon, etc. or a combination such ) (optional)
  • 0.59-4.92 ml powdered beets (if you want a colored lip gloss, add more or less depending on the tint you want) (optional)

Directions

  1. Melt wax and oil together in a double boiler or water bath.
  2. Remove from heat and add flavoring or beet powder if using.
  3. Pour into a clean container or pillbox.
  4. Cool completely until solid - refrigeration will speed up cooling time.
  5. Apply to your lips with a clean finger or lip brush.
  6. Suggestions for oil: coconut oil, cocoa butter (grated if you are using solid), almond oil, vitamin E oil, castor oil, lanolin (be conscious of wool allergies), wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil.