So last post I said I was going to try something new. Blackhead cleansing powder that I saw on Humblebee&Me. So far it works pretty well, I think I will keep using it
I recently made some lip gloss and I love it, so proud of myself LOL. I will share it with you too! I use to use Neutrogena Moisture Shine in the color Glow until I lost BOTH my tubs one day. I had one I carried in my purse and another in my makeup bag at home. I have no idea how anyone could lose two tubes of gloss at the same time but I can apparently…. So anyway I decided to look for a recipe for a gloss I could make myself and it would be all natural too. I found a great gloss recipe at Humblebee&Me (shocking, I know! LOL) Snow White Lip Gloss. I made some of my own adjustments to the gloss and I am very happy with the results, it is almost exactly like the other that I use to buy.
I will say having a scale that measures very small amounts is wonderful to have if you plan on making any type of cosmetics. I recently bought one so I could start making my own cold-process soap (that soon to come).
So here is the recipe I used for my gloss.
Pale Shimmer Gloss – FYI: This is great for using over lip liners and darker lipstick shades to give your lips more Oomph!!
4g beeswax – preferably white, the yellow may adjust the color.
5g coconut oil
14g castor oil
10g jojoba oil
1g vitamin E oil
8-10 drops peppermint essential oil – You don’t have to add, but I love the smell and to me it gives you a little love tingle when you put it on
- Measure out the beeswax, then oils and melt them in a glass bowl or measuring cup over boiling water. Remove and let cool a good bit.
- While you are melting your oils, measure your glycerin and pinches of color into a small bowl. Mix these together till smooth, you do not want any clumps.
- When your oils have cooled to room temperature, add color mix and whisk til emulsified. Should not take too long at all. Mix in your essential oil if you want.
- Pour into tubes or jars. I did not have any tubes so I used an old glass jar from when I had some Burt’s Bees moisturizer.
Remember you can try any color you wish, just start small and work your way up!!
If you try this, I would love to hear from you and let me know what you think.