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Fresh Mint Lip Gloss
Cheap and Versatile Ingredients ~
Yes folks, this recipe is using FRESH mint and not peppermint or spearmint essential oil as in previous lippy recipes. What it is, is another ultra simple recipe using only 3 ingredients that do not require special equipment in the kitchen.
My last homemade recipe for lips, a beetroot lip stain used two of the same base ingredients so this recipe can be made to utilize the same lip luscious beeswax and almond oil.
Lip gloss is usually made with color but this one is colorless for that glossy natural look to be worn alone or even over your favorite lipstick to give it a kick and raise it up a notch.
Mint is a herb that has long been used through the centuries for its lengthy list of benefits.
The Egyptians and Romans were known to use Mint in their homes and temples as a room freshener.
During The Middle Ages people used it as a cleaning product and to purify their water supply.
The early colonists who brought mint to America raved about its therapeutic values using it to treat influenza and fevers.
Skin Benefits of Mint ~
- Contains Vitamin A
- Insect Bites
- Bee Stings
- Itchy Skin
- Contains Salicylic Acid
- Helps Loosen Dead Skin Cells
- Hydrates Dry Skin
- Strengthens Skin Tissue
- Helps Maintain Moisture
- Heals Rashes
- Treats Blackheads
choice of container
Do you wear lip gloss?
Fresh Mint Lip Gloss ~
2 tsp fresh mint leaves (1 tsp dried mint leaves)
4 tsp almond oil
2 tsp grated beeswax
small container with lid
lip gloss containers (this recipe makes 1 oz)
small glass bowl
- Place the mint leaves in the container and rub gently to bruise them and release the essential oil.
- Pour the almond oil over them
- Place the lid on and leave for 2-4 days for the mint and oil to infuse.
- Give a gentle shake daily.
- When ready, pour the oil through a sieve into the glass bowl.
- Add in the beeswax and place in the saucepan.
- Pour about 2 pints of water into the saucepan and gently heat mixture on the top of the stove until the beeswax is completely melted, stirring occasionally.
- Turn off the stove and remove the bowl.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Pour into your lip gloss holders.
- When completely cool, screw on applicator wand or lid of jar and keep in the fridge if you want in warm climates or store in a cool dark place.
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Lips & Tips ~
if you wish to make half the quantity (1/2 oz) them just half each ingredient measure.
Each week treat your lips to a lip scrub to remove any dry skin, dead skin cells and render the lips soft, with an even texture that will make your lip gloss application a smoother one.
Experiment with this recipe swapping different ingredients in.
If you are allergic to beeswax you can use emulsifying wax or carnuba wax instead. MountainRoseHerbs.com is the place to purchase these and indeed all ingredients and containers for homemade products.
So Finally . . . .
Homemade beauty products do not have to be a scary proposition or something to shy away from. This simple lip gloss shows you how easy and inexpensive creating your own signature recipe really is. Gifts for special occasions or a craft that your kids, family or group of friends can get involved with, the ideas and possibilities are endless!
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"
Peppermint Lip Gloss Recipe
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