Sparkle Lip Gloss
Flavored lip gloss is fun to make and even more fun to use! You can make this shimmery lip gloss using a variety of colors, essential oils and flavors. The basic key ingredients for making your own lip gloss are beeswax, castor oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil. Learning how much beeswax to use in your DIY lip gloss can take some trial and error to achieve the perfect consistency. Once you’ve mastered the basic lip gloss recipe, you can make all kinds of colors and flavors!
This lip gloss recipe uses simple beeswax mixed with moisturizing ingredients such as castor oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil.
Weigh the beeswax, coconut oil, castor oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and lecithin into a small heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Place that measuring cup into your prepared water bath to melt everything through—that’ll take about 20 minutes.
Once everything has melted through, stir the mixture with a flexible silicone spatula and remove the measuring cup from the water bath. Dry it off, and then blend in the titanium dioxide, mica, and glitter. Once the mixture is uniform, add the essential oils and stir to combine.
With this particular lip gloss I was able to easily pour it directly into a couple squeezy lip gloss tubes, just using the pouring spout on my Pyrex measuring cup. Depending on how quickly you work, the temperature of your kitchen, and the size of the opening of your containers, you may also want to consider using a large syringe to do your filling—it can be a total game-changer if pouring just is not happening.
Once you’ve got your containers filled, you’re reading to gloss it up! Because this lip gloss is 100% oil based it should easily last a year or two without any preservatives.