How To Make Lipgloss
How To Make Lipgloss
Ever thought about making natural lip gloss at your home by yourself? Here is a wonderful video that guides you through the process of making natural lip gloss with all these wonderful ingredients!
Today, we're going to make a lip gloss, a natural lip gloss. The ingredients we're going to be using are beeswax, I've got two oils, cherry kernel oil and castor oil, and I've chosen shea butter. Now, when you're making lip gloss, you can get it in different forms.
You can get the very liquid one which tends to be in a tube like this. You can get lip gloss in a little pot where you apply it with your finger. But, today, we are going to be putting it into a tube that can get squeezed out and applied to your lips.
The only difference is one has more oil. The more oil you put in it, the runnier it will be. For our recipe, we are going to put everything into this little heat proof jar, and then put it on the hob to melt.
I'm going to put the beeswax in. Beeswax will take the longest to melt. But, we're going to melt them all together.
And, for this, I'm going to put in 2 grams of beeswax, not too much because I just don't want my lip gloss to be too hard. And we have a tiny bit of beeswax, 2 grams, then we're going to put in our shea butter and I need 6 grams of this. This is quite a soft butter.
Too much! Let's take a little bit out. Oops! I've taken out some beeswax as well. That's better.
Those are the two hard ingredients, but I'm going to put the oils in as well just to help them melt. The cherry kernel is 3 grams. I'll put it into a spoon, I think, so I don't add too much.
Just trying to get more. And then, the castor oil which is a wonderful ingredient for lip gloss, castor oil adds that extra shine, stops your lips from drying out, too. So, it'll be a lip gloss that works for you, and we need 6 grams of castor oil, half a gram more.
So, I'm now just going to pop all of that on the heat to allow the wax and the shea butter to melt. Yep, I'd say that's good. The only thing that we need to do now for our lip gloss is add some color, and I've chosen a pink color, and this is called mica.
It's what a mineral make-up is made of. And if I just stroke that on my hand, you get an idea of what the color will be in our lip gloss. And, so I'm going to sprinkle in about a level of flat teaspoon full.
Stir that around and make sure that it's all stirred in. Otherwise, you get little lumps of it which doesn't look very attractive. And, now, it's ready to pour into my cot.
It's where you need a steady hand. Luckily, my jug has a little pouring spout. And, it's poured in up to the neck of the bottle.
Now, I just need to insert this little bit that gets wide across your lips. Pop the lid on and at the moment, it's still quite warm and too liquid. So, I'm just going to leave that for 4 or 5 minutes for it to set.
Just a little bit harder, and then we'll squeeze them out and see how it looks. All right, I've given my lip gloss a little bit time to set. So, it's not warm any more.
Now, let's see what it looks like. With this tube, I just have to give it a little bit of a squeeze and it comes up and out of the spout looking very much like lovely, lovely lip gloss. And, that is how you make lip gloss. .