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Lip Gloss Recipes

Mayuri Kulkarni

Lip gloss is very easy to make and requires very few ingredients. The following story gives some recipes to make lip gloss at home.
Lip gloss is an incredible cosmetic product that gives a shine to your lips and also makes them soft and smooth. Although it is available in all cosmetic stores, it is easy enough to make at home. Moreover, a homemade lip gloss is safer since you are aware of its contents.
Microwave, double boiler, and hot water are three types of methods used for melting the ingredients of a lip gloss. The ingredients should only be heated until they melt, and must never be boiled. It is recommended that you melt them using the specified method mentioned in the recipe.
Always use clean containers to store the gloss. If you are re-using a container, it should be properly sterilized. Given below are some lip gloss recipes.

Recipes for Lip Gloss

Recipe #1: Using Paraffin Wax

Things You Will Require:
  • Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil-based candy flavoring - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Wax paper
  • Paraffin wax
  • Candy melt - 1
  • Petroleum jelly - 1 teaspoon
  • Grater
  • Ziploc bag
  • Lip balm container


Start by grating paraffin wax onto the wax paper. Remove ΒΌ teaspoon of the grated wax and put it into the ziploc bag. Combine coconut oil, petroleum jelly, oil-based candy flavoring, and candy melt in the bag and seal it. Bring some water to boil in a small saucepan.

Take the saucepan off the heat and place the ziploc bag in it until all ingredients melt completely. Turn the bag around to combine the molten ingredients properly. Squeeze the gloss into a clean container and then leave it to set for about an hour. Place the container in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and your lip gloss is ready to use.

Recipe #2: Using Beeswax

Things You Will Require:
  • Beeswax - 2 teaspoons
  • Jojoba oil - 10-20 drops
  • Cocoa butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Honey

In a double boiler, combine cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax (you can also melt these ingredients by following the method given in the previous recipe). Once the ingredients melt, remove the container from heat and leave it to cool.
Add in the jojoba oil and a few drops of honey. You can also substitute honey with Vitamin E oil. Mix everything together and pour the mixture into a clean container. Cover the container with a lid half way so that the moisture content can escape. Once the mixture is cooled, seal the container.

Recipe #3: Using Almond Oil

Things You Will Require:
  • Sweet almond oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Fresh cranberries - 10


Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and place it in the microwave to heat. Remove the bowl when the mixture starts to boil. Stir the ingredients together and then crush the cranberries. Let the mixture cool for a while and then strain it to remove the fruit remains. Pour it into a container once it cools completely.
You can also make lip gloss using the above recipes by adding flavors and colors of your choice.