All natural lip gloss has become one of my FAVOURITE things as of late. Esepcially in the winter. And especially on my 3 year old boys who are licking their chapped lips all the time.
That's why I start making my own DIY natural lip gloss. I was already using an all natural, certified organic brand, but making my own turned out to be a fraction of the cost, and I could go a little bit nuts with scents and shimmer.
Plain, strawberry-flavoured lip balm for the kids. Brown-tinted shimmery mocha lip balm for mommy.
Why Make Your Own DIY Natural Lip Gloss?
Making your own DIY natural lip gloss has a ton of benefits.
- you make make a LOT of lip gloss for little cost,
- you can avoid all the synthetic chemical nasties that come in your typical off-the-shelf brands,
- you can customize your natural lip gloss to your heart's content (I love my mocha madness, brown-tinted lip gloss!),
- and you can easily make a ton of all natural gifts for friends and family.
My first batch of natural lip gloss yieled nearly 20 tube fulls of strawberry-lemon-vanilla lip gloss using only 2 tablespoons each of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
I was SUPER happy with the finished result and have been giving these away to friends and family. And, of course, stashing a few away for myself.
So let's get into the details of how to DIY your own natural lip gloss. You can literally do this in about 20 minutes with 3 ingredients, a Pyrex measuring cup, and a microwave (and some lip gloss containers, of course).
- 1 part coconut oil (2 tbsp)
- 1 part shea butter (2 tbsp)
- 1 part beeswax (2tbsp)
- optional: essential oils to preference (10-20 drops)
- double boiler or a large pyrex measuring cup
- heat resistant pipette
- small cosmetic jars or empty lip balm tubes for finished product
- Heat coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler or in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave, stirring occasionally until melted.
- Add essential oils.
- Using a heat-resistant pipette, fill empty lip balm tubes or pour into small lip balm jars (small aluminum cosmetic jars work super well).
- Allow your lip balm to cool and solidify before capping and labelling.
My Fave Variations on This Recipe
- Add some peppermint essential oil for a cooling, tingling lip balm. It's kind of super awesome.
- Add some cocoa powder (mix with a few drops of olive oil before adding to your heated oils) for a chocolate treat.
- Get a pinkish tinge by adding some strawberry powder.
- Add a bit of zinc oxide to add some UV protection to your lip balm.