Lip gloss. Lip balm. Lip moisturizer. Whatever you call it, keeping your lips smooth and moist is an essential part of the day. But just like with the right serums, moisturizers and mascaras, finding the right lip gloss can feel like an impossible task. You, like most women, have probably spent untold thousands trying to find a gloss that isn’t too slick, too sticky, too goopy and most of all, one that doesn’t have you applying and re-applying it all day.
The answer might lie in your basic DIY that has taken the world by storm, and I’m not talking about water reservoirs or solar heating tanks. I’m talking about making your own all-natural (vegan) lip gloss. Now whatever you feel about vegan products—and I’m sure you have plenty of feelings on the matter—there is a very good reason to go vegan with this particular product.
In a word, allergies. By making it all natural with no animal products you can be sure that the combination of ingredients won’t cause any allergic reactions, rashes or other skin problems.
So, let’s get this recipe going!
Before we get to the ingredient list you should know that this recipe makes about eighteen ounces (2.25 cups) so if you decide to make this recipe as is, make sure you have enough glass jars. You may decide to use plastic or metal, but glass is less likely to affect the recipe.
*Note: These measurements are for the melted oils so use heat safe measurement tools.
If you find that your lip gloss is too thick or too waxy, add more oil but if it is too thin, add more butter.
Do NOT use any oils that say things like essence, perfume or fragrance. This is a pretty clear sign that you are not using high quality oils.
If you are looking for a scent that you can’t find in an essential oil consider an organic extract because they provide really great scents. Just make sure that you use oil-based organic extracts instead of alcohol-based because your lip balm will taste bad. And it won’t mix properly.
Be careful with strong scents like citrus, anise, clove and mint as they can be super strong. If you plan to use any of those scents, test after a few drops to make sure you can stand it.
Now you are ready to use your natural vegan lip gloss. Feel free to experiment with different pigments until you find a color that compliments you. Or if you sincerely just want all natural moist lips, forego it altogether.
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