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Lip Gloss

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by Hinotori, May 25, 2019.

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  1. May 25, 2019
    Hinotori

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    I decided to make my nieces something beside the chapstick for fun. Went searching and found many recipes that were similar to each other but were just oils and didn't leave any shine on lips when tested. Vegetable glycerin fixes that issue.

    This one works pretty well. Glass roll on bottles are easy to find off Amazon. They can be refilled.



    3 T sweet almond oil

    1.5 T liquid vegetable glycerin

    contents of one vitamin E gel cap

    1/4 tsp pure lanolin

    2-3 drops candy oil or food grade essential oil

    2-3 drops of non-alcohol stevia extract

    Mix well and use a dropper to fill roll on bottles. Shaking before use is suggested.



    Remember that you have to be cautious with essential oils you ingest. Many on the market are aromatherapy types and are artificially scented things. They also can be toxic. Stick with a well known commercial brand with a good reputation, not an MLM brand with dodgy products. I prefer the candy oils for ingested products like anything used on the lips.
     
  2. May 25, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    That sounds awesome!
     
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    I wonder if there's a way to add some color to it?
     
  4. May 25, 2019
    Hinotori

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    I didn't try. Anything that can color oil will work so maybe gel food coloring? Just a bit on a toothpick and stir in the almond oil first.

    Hubby isn't happy with the strawberry flavor oil because artificial strawberry sucks.

    He liked the tangerine. I should have stuck with the bubblegum I wanted to use and Mom talked me out of. He agreed with that. So I may make up some more.
     
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    I don't like lip gloss at all, so my wife never uses it. It gets in my stash and is difficult to remove.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I use hubby as a guinea pig for everything.

    I prefer chapstick myself, as does hubby. Little girls like gloss though. I have flavor requests for my next trip down.
     
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    Marianne

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    This is great!
    With the addition of the glycerin, your lips don't end up feeling dry afterwards, right?
     
  8. Jul 3, 2019
    Hinotori

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    Without glycerin they don't feel smooth. It helps everything stick in place as well.

    I still prefer the chapstick, but I was correct that my nieces love it.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Screenshot_2019-07-03-19-40-21.png I guess she like your lip gloss also.
     
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