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 -turmeric -matte powder -mineral shimmer powder -bronzer powder
DIRECTIONS: *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!
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***
Published in Elle Magazine!
You are what you eat. You are what you think. ~Gracious Living Lifestyle XO