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Lip Gloss Recipes

Updated on July 31, 2014

How to Make Natural Homemade Lip Gloss Recipes

Making your own lip gloss or lip balm is easy, taking only seconds by melting a few natural ingredients in the microwave.

When the base is done melting, you simply mix a few flavors, essential oils and/or scents and then pour into small containers to cool. The balm cools very quickly.

Making your own lip balm also lends itself to making your own solid perfume and healing balms, such as Tiger Balm. Once you understand the simple chemistry of balm making, you are then learning the bases for lotions and soaps.

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make lip gloss

Learn How To Make Your Own Lip Gloss At Home

Don't spend money on expensive lip gloss and lip balm, make them yourself

In making lip balm, you also find how to make lip gloss, even if it is just using all Vitamin E oil in a gloss roller. I like to use 1/2 Vitamin E oil to 1/2 Primrose Oil (great for PMS) and a little flavor oil. Doing that you have the healthiest lip gloss on the planet! I should know, that is all I gloss my lips with!


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how to make lip gloss

How Much Does Homemade Lipgloss Cost? Am I Saying money this way?

Make your own lip balm and lip glosses

Let's say I want to make 16 pots of lip balms, which are about 1/4 of an ounce each. I then need four ounces of base to make those 16 pots. That is actually a very small amount of base.

According to our recipe, that would mean two ounces of edible oil and two ounces of soy wax, and then, of course, a little beeswax. You can also buy four ounces of this base already made for $4.95.

That means you are paying thirty cents per pot for the pre-made base. Containers run about 30 cents each if you want to get fancy and buy them. You may have some small containers at home, like old cosmetic shells. After considering essential oils, flavors and all, I figure you can make the 16 pots for under $1 for each one.

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lip balms

Basic and Easy Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Make your lip gloss at home and save money!

The recipe for basic balm is simple.

It's one part soy wax (food grade) to one part edible oil (such as canola or sweet almond), but I prefer Emu oil for its healing qualities. A little beeswax helps keep it all a tad hard. I consider "a little beeswax" about 5% of the entire amount of oil and soy.

To make the lip balm, simply melt the bees and soy wax in the microwave only for a few seconds, until just melted. I used a disposable cup when I first started out, but now I keep a little four-ounce plastic Tupperware jar just for balm making.

When using a disposable plastic cup, be careful not to get so hot it melts the cup.After I take the melted waxes out of the microwave, I mix in the oil and then any other ingredients. This is the fun part! At this point, you can add essential oils to make Tiger Balm , fragrance to make solid perfume, a few broken Vitamin E capsules, and/or a little flavor. For lip balm, I usually do not use a sweetener since it causes lip licking and then subsequently dry lips. But there is a sweetener available and a few drops will go a long way.

For color, you can swirl in just a tad of old lipstick! Use a toothpick to do this. A little goes a long way.

When I am done mixing my magic, I then simply use little plastic pipettes (like the doctors use) to transfer the warm oil into containers or even lip balm twist chap stick looking tubes.

If you are making chap stick, you simply want to increase the soy wax amount to three parts soy to one part oil and keep the beeswax at the 5% of the entire amount.

Easy To Do Lip Gloss and Lip Balms Recipes Videos on YouTube - Watch The Video Recipes For Homemade Lip Balms and Lip Gloss

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lip gloss recipe

Chocolate Flavored Lip Gloss Recipe

Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

1 tsp grated cocoa butter

1 tsp coconut oil

1/8 tsp vitaimin E oil

1 tsp grated chocolate or 3 small chocolate chips

(Can use milk chocolate ones)

In a double boiler or the mircowave oven, heat the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamain E oil gently until melted. Stir in the chocolate and keep stirring until melted and well blended. Pour into a small lip gloss container and allow to cool completely before using.

Learn How To Make Lip Balm At Home - Watch the video clip on How to make your own lip gloss

Cranberry Flavored Lip Gloss Recipe

Delicous Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipe

1 Tbs almond oil

10 fresh cranberries

1 tsp honey

Mix together all the ingredients and place them in a mircrowave or heat resistant container. Heat in the microwave or water bath until the mixture justs begins to boil (1-2 minutes in the microwave). Stir well and gently mash the berries. Let sit for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove all pieces of cranberry. Stir and allow to cool completely. When cool, spoon into a clean container. Fresh cranberries give this simple gloss a hint of color and natural flavor:if you prefer more shine, you can mix up to one teaspoon of petroleum jelly into the finished product.

Ideas and Tips on How to Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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lip gloss recipe

Lemon Flavored Lip Balm Recipe

Make your own lemon lip gloss at home

4 oz extra virgin olive oil

3 oz beeswax

½ vitamin E capsule

1 tablespoon lemon juice

This lip balm recipe makes a wonderful summer time refresher for your lips!

To make the following homemade lip balm recipes, melt beeswax and oil in microwave or double boiler, add other ingredients and pour into attractive containers. Let sit for 48 hours allowing time to set before use.

CAUTION: Your oil and beeswax will get extremely hot. DO NOT BOIL!! If it starts boiling, then cut heat source off and allow it to cool before handling it.


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Chocolate Chip Flavored Lip Balm Recipe

Make your own Chocolate Chip Lip Gloss

4 oz extra virgin olive oil

3 oz beeswax

½ vitamin E capsule

3-6 Chocolate Chips

Aloe Lip Gloss Recipe

Make your own Aloe Vera Lip Gloss

4 oz extra virgin olive oil

3 oz beeswax

½ vitamin E capsule

½ teaspoon aloe vera gel

Readers Feedback and Comments About My Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipes

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Very informative post.I really like the idea of making your own lip gloss.Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Clever thing, knowing my lips don't take that well much of the store-bought lip balms!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I Tried It

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is definitely something my girls would enjoy.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I wear lip balm or lipstick, but not lip gloss. It's not that I don't like it, I just haven't thought about it. It would be neat to make it.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I love the idea of making your own lip gloss.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I love the idea of making your own lip gloss.

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      tophatpro 5 years ago

      I would never have thought to make my own lip gloss before but at least this way I know what's in it and that it's all natural ingredients. Plus I can experiment and make something I really like!

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      mlt89 5 years ago

      Chocolate flavored lip balm!! Yum :)

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      i love when i come across lens that are based on natural ingredients, like this one is.

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Fun lens with great-looking lip gloss recipes! Blessed.

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      QuiltFinger 5 years ago from Tennessee

      OMG! I love lip gloss. These recipes look like so much fun!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for making it. I've seen similar stuff at lip balm containers which also provides great information like this.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      What a great lens! I had no idea you could make lip balm - but I will definitely be trying this. I have also pinned it to my 'Girly Stuff' board on Pinterest.

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      Great lens, I appreciate you for making it.

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      I did not ever imagine that one could make one's own lip gloss. Thanks :)

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      top101 5 years ago

      What a fun lens!


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      ninakreativa 6 years ago

      This lens is wonderful and full of useful information. It's really great to have knowledge of how to make your own cosmetics. I'll be back to explore this lens more thotoughly, as it is really great.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      my daughter loves this lens

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Thank you for sharing these recipes with us. So simple to make .. if we only knew!


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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      Congratulations on getting the Purple Star for this lens -- Awesome! Thanks for sharing the Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipes.**Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love the recipe for lip balm.

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      antoniow 6 years ago

      Very useful lens, well done!

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      lilblackdress lm 6 years ago

      In the last year I sold 3 lip gloss sites - gotta love the gloss!

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Congrats on your star! I've made my own before but may have to try the chocolate lip balm *blessed

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      Beverly Lemley 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      How wonderful! Chapstick can contain gluten, so it's always a problem to make sure I get the right brand. Now maybe I can make my own! Thanks for another great lens! B : )

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      avigarret 6 years ago

      What a terrific idea for a lens, will definitely give these a try.

      Another great one from Andrea.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      Helpful lens. Thank you for sharing this information. It is cool when you know how to make your own lip balm.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Would love to try to make my own lip balm. I use lip balm/gloss every day....

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      CelebStyle LM 6 years ago

      cool! I may try this!

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      food monkey 6 years ago

      these are awesome! my daughters are going to love these!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I have never considered making lip gloss or lip balm before. What fun! Thanks for the lip gloss recipes. I will definitely have to try them.

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      djroll 6 years ago

      A great lens. Thanks for all the recipes, can't wait to try a few.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think I will try this sometime. How long do the lip balms last? Do you need any type of preservative?

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      Nimblepins 6 years ago

      My sister is going to try some of these lip balm recipes

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      queenofduvetcover 6 years ago

      Making your won lip gloss, how cool is that! My daughter loves to wear lip gloss all the time. She will definitely enjoy this lens as well. Thank you.

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      DIY Mary 6 years ago

      Before reading your lens, I'd never heard of making your own lip glosses. What a neat idea!

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Great recipes! Blessed!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      blessings for nice luscious lips.

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      Clairissa 6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Great ideas here. I will have to pass this on to my daughter who is a lip gloss queen. :)

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i like the luscious lips, really glossy.

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Not sure that I'd really love aloe too close to my tastebuds lol... Savannah, my 13 YO would simply salivate at this lens...

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      Thrinsdream 6 years ago

      Love the sound of the aloe recipe it sounds like a great one to protect me from chapped lips this winter. Thank you. Have a great Christmas

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      This is great because all the toxic chemicals are not in them. I say it's blessed!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Fabulous ideas lens. I was captivated from beginning to end. Hugs

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      fullofshoes 6 years ago

      great lens. not a fan of mixing my own but I'll bet my daughter would like this. I'll pass it on!

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      simona55 6 years ago

      wow, never though I could do that! thanks

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      sherioz 6 years ago

      What a great idea!!! I have to try it.

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      madhu2219 6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by my lenses and your words of encouragement were very helpful for a Squid starter like me.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      What an interesting lens. Love the links and pictures. Really well done.

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      BestRatedStuff 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens, like the topic, love to save, especially if I get to be sure what I am putting into/onto me.


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      CatJGB 6 years ago

      Great idea, no nasties in it this way!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a brilliant idea - I had never thought about making our own lip balm, but it looks very easy.

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      Heather B 6 years ago

      I'd like to try this with the kids I babysit!

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      This Chocolate Flavored Lip Gloss Recipe I want to try!

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago

      Very interesting! Never thought of DIY lip gloss...

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 6 years ago

      I love natural cosmetics and actually I've made bath bombs and a few types of scrubs. I didn't know lip gloss is so easy to make! I'll definitely try it. Thanks for sharing!

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      andreaberrios lm 6 years ago

      @shellys-space: Thank you so much for your Blessing ;) have a wonderful day!

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      This would be a fun project for teen gals to make and give out as gifts! Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      makeupbrush 6 years ago

      Never thought of making lip glosses at home. Will try when I have time. Great lens!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Umm, what a cool DIY project. Great excuse to get friends together and do a Lip Gloss exchange/party.

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      julietarot lm 6 years ago

      Love lipgloss, REALLY love this lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      LakeMom 7 years ago

      Great recipes! Very simple. Now I want to make some lip gloss!

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      LikinTrikin LM 7 years ago

      I love this lens. I can't wait to give this a try. Great job!!!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      Great ideas, but I doubt I would do it.

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      Ellen Mitchell 7 years ago

      I love your lens. What a great idea for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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      DTalksAll LM 7 years ago

      awesome lens! Thanks for the info

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      BestMakeup LM 7 years ago

      Love your lense and a great layout :)

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      Cherie0314 7 years ago

      Thanks this lens is very helpful. Can you tell me how to make a lip gloss shiny like the picture of the lady with the shiny lips in the picture above?I also love that color.

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      legangles 7 years ago

      love this lens only thing there is a lot on buying lipgloss, but the chocolate lipgloss was more than enough to sate my DIY needs

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      mainmom7501 8 years ago

      Great lens and idea. I think I will give it a try soon.

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I use tons of lip balm as my lips get very dry. I am going to try this. Thanks for the information.

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      lynnasafriend 9 years ago

      I'm a lipgloss fanatic. I don't think i go anywhere without using some, what an awesome lens!

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      alesxandrea 9 years ago

      perfect! one thing i can't go without, lipbalm. thanks for this lens =)

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      A very helpful lens in that I'm always putting lipstick or balm on my lips so they don't chap -- wouldn't have thought about making my own lip gloss!

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      DorkShow 9 years ago

      Something I'd never thought of but has lots of potential.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Welcome to The Totally Awesome Lenses Group.


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      Kay 9 years ago

      This looks like a fun project. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks!

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      cmw4562 9 years ago

      What an awesome money saver for those people who do spend a lot of money on lip gloss. Great tips and recipe!

      When you have a free moment, perhaps you might want to check out Flavored Lip Balm Yum or Yuck

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      anonymous 11 years ago

      I totally like love lip gloss but i'm so damn tired of paying so much money for it so my friends and I all pitch in to get one tub of lip gloss which doesn't last US that very long so making our own is so much cooler!!! Thanks!!


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