This homemade tinted DIY lip gloss recipe is so easy to make and contains one interesting natural ingredient. Your lips will shimmer and look much plumper.
Have you liked a certain flavored lip gloss so much that you’d want to nibble on your lips after application?
Beware, because not all “flavored” lip glosses are safe to even lick with your tongue occasionally.
Additionally, not all commercially-sold cosmetics deliver on their promise of giving you plumper lips, which to me sounds like a waste of money.
This DIY recipe will surely perk up not only your senses, but also your dry lips.
5 Benefits Of Making Homemade Lip Gloss
Going for an all-natural look starts with the right ingredients and ends with satisfaction and nourishment.
This is why making your own lip gloss is an ideal option for achieving healthy lips that actually shine and look plump.
But to give you an idea of how much you can benefit from going the DIY route, I’ll give you some reasons that prove making homemade lip gloss is a worthwhile process.
1) DIY Lip Gloss Is Chemical-Free
By now, you’ve probably heard of customer complaints regarding a few cosmetic brands that secretly incorporate toxic ingredients in their products, including lip balms and glosses.
Apparently, these customers experienced irritation and some were even exposed to carcinogenic elements found in lip glosses.
Since most commercially-produced lipsticks and glosses use synthetic ingredients such as petrochemicals and artificial colorings, toxins would usually leach from the sticks into your mouth.
Studies that probed on these cases concluded that there are indeed health hazards associated with the use of laboratory-prepared lipsticks, glosses, and balms that you might actually develop cancer with continuous use.
The same can be said about invasive procedures such as lip filler jobs that use liquid silicone; most of the clients have reported serious injuries and irritation from injecting the said liquid.
All of these unfortunate cases could have been avoided if we only looked for better and safe alternatives. That said, making your own lip gloss might be the solution.
Because you only use organically sourced ingredients such as berries, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oil, you can be sure that nothing harmful can come in contact with your lips and eventually your mouth.
2) DIY Lip Gloss Provides Better Nourishment
If your lips are prone to flaking and chapping, it’s probably time to switch to homemade lip gloss.
Since most lip glosses in the market use chemicals for more than half of their ingredients, they can only do half the job of making your lips stay hydrated and healthy.
There’s no “real” nourishment coming from these store-bought lip glosses since most of the ingredients are empty chemicals.
With an all-natural ingredients list, a DIY lip gloss can provide utmost care to your lips.
3) DIY Lip Gloss Is An Affordable Alternative
Since you’ll only need around 4 easily-sourced ingredients, you’ll save a lot on your cosmetics budget.
Instead of having to replace your lip glosses frequently, you can simply make one at home and avoid the repeated purchase of incredibly expensive sticks.
4) DIY Lip Gloss Is Fun To Make
If you’re a crafty person like me, you’ll surely enjoy taking your time concocting your own lip gloss at home.
It’s so easy yet kind of therapeutic for most ladies since it’s like you’re in your own laboratory and making new discoveries.
You can even use some help from your kids so that they, too, can have fun bonding with you.
5) DIY Lip Gloss Is Ideal For Gift-Giving
A lot of small-scale entrepreneurs these days capitalize on selling homemade stuff for gift-giving, and what better way to do that than by using your own hands?
If you’re planning to give your family and friends a pampering kit on special occasions, you can be confident that adding a DIY lip gloss will make it a hit.
Plus, it only goes to show how thoughtful you are for personalizing your gifts for your female relatives and friends.
How To Make DIY Lip Gloss At Home
Making a DIY lip gloss at home is so easy to do and will only involve a few ingredients that you can easily acquire. Also, you’ll only spend a minute or two crafting a stick of lip gloss without any mess. The secret natural coloring agent in this recipe is, believe it or not, courtesy of normal edible berries.
While the moisturizing quality is created by the coconut oil.
The beeswax provides the natural stickability to help the gloss stay on your lips for longer.
The plumping action is provided by a drop of peppermint oil, while helps you to achieve fuller lips that will last for hours.
How To Use Peppermint Oil To Plump Lips
If you want to achieve plumper lips, you can add a drop of peppermint oil to your DIY lip gloss recipe. Peppermint oil is known to stimulate the blood circulation underneath your lips, giving an illusion of plumper lips that looks like you’ve had a well-done filler job. Peppermint also has a soothing effect that tingles for seconds and revitalizes your lips to keep it from drying.
How To Make Edible Lip Gloss
This recipe involves the use of ingredients that do not only lend a cosmetic quality but are also edible enough for you to bite on. Beeswax, which derives from bees and their combs, is safe to eat, but nobody actually eats it seeing as it's waxy with a neutral taste.
Blackberries and coconut oil are edible as well, making lip gloss application more of a “treat” than a task. Peppermint oil, which is the main ingredient in candies and most lip balms, is also non-toxic so you can lick your lips without experiencing odd taste similar to petroleum jellies.
How To Change The DIY Lip Gloss Color
If you want to add a hint of color to your lip gloss, you can use blackberries when making your own DIY stick. Not only are they edible and give a tangy taste, but they are also highly-pigmented which means you can dab a little of the homemade lip gloss and still create plumper lips with a subtle burst of red. Simply squeeze the juice of blackberries and blend it with beeswax and coconut oil until the shade is achieved. See the full recipe below.
How To Make Lip Gloss Stay On Longer
Beeswax helps the lip gloss stay on your lips for longer, aside from lending it an antioxidant quality. Even some commercially-bought organic lip glosses use beeswax for its barrier-like characteristic that shields the lips from drastic climate changes and irritants. Indirectly, it also helps you avoid unnecessary wiping since it is non-toxic and has a rather pleasant neutral taste compared to chemically-formulated ones.
Which DIY Lip Gloss Container Should I Use?
You can use an empty old lip balm container for pouring your DIY lip gloss mixture. In some occasion, though, like gift-giving, you might need to purchase empty pots in bulk from online stores. Otherwise, you can use even a spherical container or a stout cylindrical bottle to store your lip gloss. For the latter, you’re going to use your finger to dab on the lipstick and swipe it on your lips.
- Coffee filter
- Small lip balm or pill container
- Place blackberries in a microwave-safe dish with a splash of water. Microwave for 20 seconds. The berries will be hot.
- Mash with a fork and squeeze out the excess juice. Set aside to cool a bit.
- Place berries into a coffee filter and very gently squeeze the juice from the berries into a bowl. Be very careful as you might easily tear the coffee filter if you are too rough. If that happens, move the contents into a new filter and gently squeeze as much juice as you can out of the berries. A nut milk bag would also do a great job here.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, add beeswax and coconut oil. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.
- Stir in berry juice and mix well.
- Pour into a small container and let set to harden for about 24 hours. The process speeds up if you store it in the fridge.
- To Use: Wipe your finger across the lip balm and place onto your lips.
If you want to make a vegan version of this recipe, you use 2 parts of beeswax for 1 part of vegan wax. Or you can take the total quantity of beeswax and use half the amount of vegan wax.
So for this recipe, you would use ½ tablespoon of vegan wax.
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It doesn’t need to cost you a lot of time and money to craft your very own DIY lip gloss that has qualities comparable to store-bought lippies.
Aside from giving you plumper and attractive lips, you can also enjoy the following 5 benefits:
- DIY lip gloss is chemical-free
- DIY lip gloss provides better nourishment
- DIY lip gloss is an affordable alternative
- DIY lip gloss is fun to make
- DIY lip gloss is ideal for gift-giving
By going the all-natural route towards beauty and opting for an easy DIY lip gloss, you can be fully confident that you’ll never risk your health and still look your best.