Homemade Lip Gloss with NO Chemicals!
Living in Minnesota this time of year can be brutal on our skin. With this wonderful homemade lip gloss recipe using only natural ingredients, will help your lips be protected from harsh conditions. PLUS, it is all natural using fresh herbs even in the color and luster shine! Can you believe how herbs give color?
SO FUN TOO!
Here is what you will need:
1/4 Cup of Infused Oil (recipe below)
3 tablespoons of shea butter
4 tablespoons of Beeswax
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (optional)
2 teaspoons of Honey
15 drops of your favorite essential oils (peppermint, orange, grapefruit, tangerine)
1/4 teaspoons Vitmin E Oil
Beet Root (adds the color, you will add 1/8 tsp at a time to your color desire)
1.) Mix first 5 ingredients together and heat in double boiler until hot and melted.
2.) After its melted, add essential oil and cocoa powder or Beet Root.
3.) Next add your Vitamin E oil and your Mica color. I use Red…I only use about 1/8 tsp but you can add more if you really like BLING!
4.) Pour into your lip gloss containers. If you want to use different colors you can pour the mixture into different cups, but work fast as it does set. You may have to reheat to get to liquid form to pour easily.
I didn’t do this and the balm got lumpy and not smooth.
*** peppermint oil and the coca powder make great gifts for anyone on your list
Infused Oil ( all organic herbs are from Bulk Herb Store, if you can not fine them or out of stock I go to Mountain Herb)
Beet Root ( want this for your color too)
Hibiscus ( this is an EVERYTHING herb for your tea blending)
How to make:
1. Fill a glass jar 1/3 full with equal parts of each herb. Cover herbs in coconut oil, melted. Place lid on jar.
2. Set jar on top of towel in a crockpot filled with water, on warm setting for 3 days. Watch water level and be very careful not to put cool water on a hot jar, as it could explode.
3. On the third day, remove the jar from heat, let cool, and strain your herbs. Squeeze well to get every nutrient from your herbs. Now you have and Herbal Infused Oil! Label and put in dark place.
So much fun making these for me and my loved ones!
Hope you find it just as enjoyable!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,