Tinted Lip Gloss


Making your own personal care items is fun! Take for instance the tinted lip gloss recipe below – you can put your spin on this gloss by adding essential oils that appeal to you. You could also change the color by adding beet powder instead of alkanet powder or leave the tint out all together to show the natural beauty of your own lips.

You can imagine that if you apply a product to your lips some of that product gets consumed, so you want your lip products made up of food grade ingredients. Commercial lipsticks are known to contain lead so it’s well worth the effort to make your own tinted lip gloss to avoid lead among other ingredients I wouldn’t want to eat.

Tinted Lip Gloss

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon beeswax

1 tablespoon Shea butter

8 drops essential oil

¼ teaspoon alkanet for color

6 small tins

In a jar add coconut oil, beeswax, Shea butter. Put the jar in a pan of water to where the water only goes halfway up the side of the jar. Heat the pan of water on medium high. Keep an eye on the water level so that if the water starts to boil it does not boil into the jar. Stir the contents of the jar with a toothpick or chopstick.  Once all the ingredients in the jar have melted remove the jar from the water and add essential oil (try vanilla, rose, peppermint or orange essential oils) and alkanet. Stir and pour into tins. Let lip gloss set and then your tinted lip gloss will be ready for use.

These tinted lip glosses make fabulous gifts.

I find Mountain Rose Herbs a great place to get my supplies for making personal and household cleaning products.

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