DIY Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss

DIY Tropical Lip Balm #bathbody #homemade #beauty #cosmetics

Just because it’s a homemade cosmetic doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t sparkle! When making up a lip balm recipe I try all sorts of oils and wax combinations and test them for different properties like moisturizing quality, feel, and consistency. But this recipe turned out so shiny on my lips that it makes the perfect gloss!

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The citrusy scent seemed to be the perfect complement to the sparkly shine. It reminds me of summer and sunshine. To wear, first apply a lip balm or lip colour, and use this gloss as the shimmering top coat. It’s pretty and so good for you.

DIY Tropical Lip Balm #bathbody #homemade #beauty #cosmetics

DIY Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss

• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
• 1 tbsp castor oil
• 1 tbsp grated beeswax
• 1 tsp candellia wax
• 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
• 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil

• Double boiler
• Small spatula or metal spoon
• 12 lip balm tubes

Melt all of the ingredients except the essential oils in the double boiler. When just melted, remove from heat, add essential oils, and blend well. Pour into lip balm pots and leave untouched to set.

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DIY Tropical Lip Balm #bathbody #homemade #beauty #cosmetics

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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


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