How to Make Homemade Lip Gloss with Natural Ingredients? 5 Quick & Easy Recipes

by Kristiyana

Applying a lip balm or gloss is necessary to protect your lips both during cold and hot weather. The more organic the formula is, the better for you. Want to learn how to make homemade lip gloss by yourself & with natural ingredients?  

How to Make Homemade Lip Gloss with Natural Ingredients?

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Making a lip gloss at home is far easier than it might sound at first. Plus, nothing beats creating something with your own hands and using natural ingredients or elements to do it. No one likes the feeling and look of dry and chapped lips, so a few easy and quick recipes for an organic lip gloss might be just what your lips need. You only have to prepare yourself with a few simple ingredients and tools, and you will be set to go.

What Is the Ingredients to Make Lip Gloss?

Most lip gloss recipes include the same basic ingredients. You will need emollients like natural oils and kinds of butter that help trap moisture (coconut oil, jojoba, castor, etc.); types of wax to help the gloss stick (beeswax, candelilla wax), pigments for colour, and essential oils to add a fragrance.

What Can You Use As a Homemade Lip Gloss Container?

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Of course, you will need a place to store your homemade lip gloss. What can you use as a container? Think about repurposing an old container from a lip gloss or balm. You can also use candy or mint tins, or small glass jars. Make sure that the container you choose has a cap or lid that keeps it securely closed so that you can enjoy your homemade lip gloss for as long as possible. Also look for an old makeup or beauty product container to use to hold your gloss.

How to Make Lip Gloss at Home with Natural Ingredients?

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For this homemade lip gloss with natural ingredients, you will need to be quick, as some of the items harden fast. Make sure you have everything set up and ready for work.

What you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. beeswax
  • 2 tbsp. mango butter
  • 2 tbsp. fractioned coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • lip gloss container
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • natural colouring (optional)

How to make it?

  1. In a double boiler, melt the olive and coconut oil, mango butter and beeswax.
  2. Once they are all melted, remove from heat.
  3. If you are adding colouring and essential oils, do it now and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the homemade lip gloss into the container. Let it cool.

How to Make Homemade Lip Gloss with Vaseline?

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What to add a sheer touch of colour to your lips with this homemade recipe for a colourful lip gloss with Vaseline? Let’s give it a try!

What you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. Vaseline
  • half tbsp. coconut oil
  • vibrant lipstick
  • lip gloss container
  • essential oil (optional)

How to make it? 

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Vaseline and coconut oil.
  2. Melt ingredients in microwave for no more than a minute.
  3. Add essential oil.
  4. To the melted jelly mix, add a bright-coloured lipstick.
  5. Microwave the ingredients at 30 second increments until all are fully melted.
  6. Stir until everything is well combined.
  7. Pour lip gloss into container and let it cool.

Easy Homemade Clear Lip Gloss Recipe

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Or maybe you prefer to wear a lip gloss with no tint? I have you covered for that as well.

What you will need:

  • 4 tsp. castor oil
  • 2 tsp. vegetable glycerin
  • lip gloss container
  • squeeze bottle/small measuring cup
  • 4 drops essential oil (optional)

How to make it? 

  1. Combine the castor oil and glycerin in the squeeze bottle or small measuring cup.
  2. Mix ingredients well.
  3. Pour or squeeze the homemade clear lip gloss mixture into a container.

How Do You Make Lip Gloss with 2 Ingredients?

  1. Add 2–3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Then add a small amount of a natural food-safe lipstick to the same bowl.
  3. Put bowl in microwave and heat at 30 second intervals. Stir in between each.
  4. Once everything is melted and well combined, pour lip gloss in container. Let it cool.

How to Make Lip Gloss Without Wax?

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If you don’t have beeswax on hand, or just prefer to make a homemade lip gloss without it, here is a recipe that doesn’t require wax:

What you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. shea butter
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 4–5 drops essential oil
  • lip gloss container

How to make it? 

  1. Place shea butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 10 sec.
  2. Stir and then heat it again in 5-second increments.
  3. After you’ve melted the shea butter, let it cool for 2-3 min.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the raw honey and essential oil.
  5. Stir them in with the shea butter. Combine them well.
  6. Pour lip gloss into container and leave it to cool.

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