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Lip Gloss Recipe You Can Easily Make at Home, All Natural

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As you may know, many store-bought lip glosses contain questionable ingredients and come in non-recyclable containers. For an eco-friendly alternative, try this lip gloss recipe with all-natural ingredients at home!

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe: Ingredients

If you can, use organic and fair trade ingredients for this lip gloss recipe.
If you can, use organic and fair trade ingredients for this lip gloss recipe.
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Our recipe for homemade lip gloss can be made from a small list of simple ingredients. All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut butter or shea butter
  • 4 tablespoons of grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • Metal or glass lip gloss containers (Available at drug stores or online**)
  • Your favorite-smelling essential oils (optional)

Sustainable living tip: Always buy organic or fair trade ingredients if you can – and always check where the ingredients are made. Instead of buying beeswax and coconut oil generated from industrial farms, stop by a local farmers’ market to find your organic lip gloss ingredients for this recipe. 

Want to know other everyday uses for olive oil? Check out our guide to Olive Oil For Hair: Natural Hair Care 

How To Make DIY Lip Gloss in 4 Easy Steps

Stir your ingredients in a measuring cup or mason jar.
Stir your ingredients in a measuring cup or mason jar.
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  1. Add beeswax, coconut oil, coconut butter (or shea butter), and grapeseed oil (or olive oil) into a measuring cup or mason jar.
  2. Pour ingredients into a stovetop-safe pan and put it on medium heat. Stir ingredients every few minutes until everything is melted completely.
  3. If you want, add a few drops (5-6) of essential oils to the mix and stir in. Be sure not to overdo this part, as you don’t want your lip gloss to smell too strong. Skip if you have sensitive skin or any skin disorders. (BTW, want to know more about essential oils? Check out our piece on Clove Essential Oil Benefits & Side Effects)
  4. Turn off stove and pour mixture into individual lip gloss containers. Let cool for at least 20 minutes or until mixture has become solid before applying. Cover and store the containers in a dark, cool place.

Homemade vs. Store Bought Lip Gloss

And the process is that easy! Natural lip gloss is a great, eco-friendly alternative to store-bought lip gloss. Many lip glosses contain a multitude of unnatural (and potentially unhealthy) ingredients, such as synthetic colorings, preservatives and fragrances. Using this homemade lip gloss recipe and storing your products in reusable containers is a great way to make sure you’re doing right by the environment and your body. 

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