How To Make Homemade Lip Gloss and Lip Balm

How To Make Homemade Lip Gloss and Lip Balm

How To Make Homemade Lip Gloss and Lip Balm

Once you gather up the materials to make your own lip gloss and lip balms you will wonder why you waited so long.  Read how to make homemade lip gloss and lip balm to get you started.

By making your own lip gloss and balms you have control over what you put in them.  Love all natural,organic products?  You will have no shortage tracking down the supplies needed to complete the task.

I have two recipes below.  One for lip balm and the other for lip gloss.

Basic Lip Balm

Steps to make my basic lip balm recipe.


Use a cheese grater to shred 3/4 teaspoon of beeswax.


Measure out 2 Tablespoons of Almond Oil.

Almond Oil


Melt the beeswax and almond oils together over really low heat. You want to heat them through just enough to liquify. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.

Double BoilerSTEP 4 

Add 1/4 teaspoon honey.

Raw Honey

Add 1/4 teaspoon of food grade essential oil or flavoring.

Lemongrass Oil Food Grade

Add a few drops of vitamin E oil.

Vitamin ESTEP 7

Add the remaining ingredients from steps 4, 5 & 6 into the melted wax. Mix until well blended.


Pour into lip balm jars. or Lip Balm Tubes. This recipes make 10 – 1/4 oz. lip balms.

Lip Balm JarQuick word about choosing your containers.  The tubes have to be purchased in a large volume.  Unless you are making them for yourself and friends, or to sell – choosing jars will save you money.

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
Basic Lip Gloss

1 Tablespoon Petroleum Jelly
1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
1- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
A few drops of flavoring or essential oil

Measure out all the ingredients.


Heat ingredients in double-boiler.

Add flavoring to melt and mix.  Pour into lip balm jars. Makes 5 – 1/4 oz. lip balm jars.

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe
For Colored Lip Gloss
Follow recipe for basic lip glass and allow to set after heating. Many people add a 1/2 teaspoon Mica Dust and mix until well blended and spoon into lip balm jars.

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
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***I DO NOT USE MICA POWDER IN MINE.  Why?  I have read that inhaling mica powder causes lung damage and scaring.  People that work in an industry that uses mica powder, use respirators.  Even when working with lampwork beads and mica powders they recommend always using one.  So, I am not a fan of exposing myself to it when making lip gloss.  Nor, wearing it on my lips***

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