Tap to Read ➤

Natural Lip Gloss

Deepa Kartha

Lip glosses need not always be purchased from cosmetic stores. They can be made at home using some natural techniques too. This story will give you adequate information on the process of making lip gloss at home itself.
Lip gloss has become one of the most popular cosmetics in recent years. The reason due to which people are opting for lip gloss instead of lipstick is because the former gives the lip a shimmering and subtle look at the same time.
It is also one of the best cosmetics for teenagers, as it gives a natural look to the lips. However, most of the lip glosses that are available in the market are made of chemicals which may not suit everyone.
Hence, it is best to buy a naturally made lip gloss from the local stores. Nevertheless, the problem here is that many experts are of the opinion that the lip gloss that are said to be made of natural ingredients are not actually so.
In other words, though manufacturers claim that these lip glosses are made of natural ingredients, this claim is actually questionable. Hence, the best alternative would be to make lip gloss on your own.

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipes

The biggest advantage of making lip gloss at home is that you can control the ingredients. The ingredients used in making lip gloss are something that are usually available in most homes. This way, you can also save a lot of money, as commercial lip gloss actually costs a lot of money.
Nevertheless, there are many people who think that they can make just one type of lip gloss at home. But this is not true, as it is possible to make lip gloss of different flavors and fragrances at home too.

Recipe #01

  • 2 teaspoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10-20 drops jojoba oil
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa butter
  • Drops of vitamin E oil or honey

In a double broiler, take beeswax, coconut oil and cocoa butter together and melt on a very low heat. Once they are completely melted, take the broiler off the stove and allow it to cool for sometime. After this is done, add jojoba oil and stir till it completely blends in the melted mixture. 
Take a clean container and transfer the lip gloss into it. Keep the lid of the container a little loose, so that it is possible for the moisture to escape from it. When the lip gloss is fully cooled, seal it tightly and use it whenever you want to.

Recipe #02

  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 10-12 fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Take cranberries, almond oil and honey in a microwave friendly dish, and heat it for a few minutes in the microwave. After this, take the bowl out from the microwave and crush the cranberries while stirring them.
Once this is done, strain the mixture through the sieve, so that you can dispose off the cranberry pieces. Transfer the mixture into an air tight container and use it whenever you want to.

Recipe #03

  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons beeswax, grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil

In a microwave friendly dish, take coconut oil, vitamin E oil and beeswax together. Place the dish in the microwave and heat for sometime, till the wax and the oils are completely melted.
Add the vanilla extract into the container and stir to blend it with the melted ingredients. Take a clean container and pour the mixture into it. Let the mixture cool completely, before you use it.

Recipe #04

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 1 capsule vitamin E
  • 4-5 chocolate chips

Take all the ingredients in a double broiler and heat till they are completely melted. After this is done, stir the mixture with a spoon till it becomes a smooth paste. Transfer the ingredients into a clean, air tight container. Place the container in the refrigerator to cool and use it when it solidifies completely.
These are some of the recipes that you can make at home. These recipes are quite easy and will not take much of your time. You can not only use the lip gloss yourself, but can also give them as gifts.