I posted this photo on facebook recently with my DIY all-natural lip-glossed lips and I have received so many emails for the recipe!
So here you go…..moisturizing, all-natural, chemical- free, cheap, tinted with a hint of sexy red, and fun to make.
What you put on your skin affects your health and metabolism. Read more HERE.
Thank you to Cherie of WildFlower Soaps for helping me experiment with this recipe and play in your kitchen. 😉
Gracious Living DIY All-Natural
Lip Plumpin’, Lip Smackin’ Lip Gloss:
1/2 tsp organic coconut oil
1/2 tsp beeswax
1/2 tsp cocoa butter or shea butter
1/2 tsp red shimmer mica (see photo below) combined with a sprinkle of raw cacao & a sprinkle cinnamon to get the right shade & to make it taste yummy
(coming up with a colour I loved was so much fun!)
**sprinkle of cayenne pepper and ginger powder to plump up your lips
(this will create a tingle on your lips that will slightly inflame your lips)
**drop of peppermint oil for a cool, fresh tingle
**drop of liquid stevia for a sweet taste on your lips
**optional: drop of vit E oil for extra moisturizing
*OTHER COLOUR OPTIONS:
-all-naural red food food dye
-beet root powder
-mineral shimmer powder
*Melt the coconut oil, beeswax and shea/cocoa butter in a glass jar sitting in a small pot of simmering water (not boiling) and stir gently until melted (be careful not to get any water into the mixture).
*When melted, carefully stir in colors or essential oils. Mix well.
*This whole process should take 60 seconds or less! BAM!
Pour into little containers and freeze to harden for a few minutes. I used little Kiehl’s containers but you can also get little containers at the $1 store. I carry it everywhere and use it all the time. It makes me happy.
Feels good on my lips, looks good on my lips, tastes good on my lips.
Can’t wait to experiment with more colours!
***Jan 2, 2014 update***
Check it out!!
This Gracious Living lipgloss recipe made the
“Top 8 Stylish Tips For Going Green in 2014” in Stylist Canada!!
(go to #8 in the gallery)
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