Hi friends! So I cam across this article on Facebook from a blog called SLOP SWAP. I was skeptical but tried it today and it really worked! now I am one for always applying lipgloss or chaptick to prevent my lips from chapping. And I am also guilty of buying multiple lipsticks and getting them home finding that I don't really like them. so I now hav a use for all those lipsticks. they become so sheer and pretty with htis DIY lip gloss. try it and let me know what you think... Best, Tamra (a.k.a. Thr Frudgal Mom)
Thrifty Tip: Make your own Lip Gloss
I love to find little DIY ideas and try them out. I try, try, try again until I get it right! It’s a fun little hobby but it can also be a money saver especially if you have little girls that LOVE lip gloss. My kids made lip gloss in their homeschool group class and from that day on, I just had to try it!
There are a TON of recipes out there for DIY Lip Gloss. I have not gotten into the complex recipes. The easy ones are just fine for me.
Here’s one of those easy ones:
- grab a tub of Vaseline or petroleum jelly – make sure you grab the unscented…my first tub I picked up was baby powder scented and did not work well for lip gloss
- a tube of lipstick
- some containers – you can use old lip gloss containers you have at home or look for some at a craft store. I found pill type containers at Walmart, 2/$1, that work great.
You can start out with however much jelly you have containers for. Each time I made a batch, I only made enough for 1 or 2 containers. I wanted to play around with different colors, mixes, etc so I made small amounts each time. Here’s what I did to fill a pill size container:
- scoop out 1 rounded spoonful of jelly into a microwave safe bowl
- heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir after each increment (1-1 1/2 minutes is all it took)
- when the mixture is almost completely melted, take out of the microwave and just stir to finish the melting.
- CAUTION liquid and bowl will be very very hot. Please be careful!! Use pot holders or oven mit!
- wait for the liquid to cool a bit, almost until it starts to solidify again
- add a bit of lipstick to the mix to add color, stir. I had some Mary Kay samples that I added to mine. Add more until you get the desired color
- pour into your containers and let sit until solid. You can also put them in the freezer for a couple of hours.
In the picture, there’s also a pack of koolaid…I tried adding a little flavor but it didn’t go so well. Since then, I discovered why. Any powder that I tried putting in the mixture, koolaid, jello, was not dissolving and then would sink to the bottom of the container. The solution – when you take out the bowl of jelly, the bowl and mixture is super hot…too hot for powder to dissolve. You need to wait a bit for the liquid to start solidifying again before you add any powder to it. Then it should dissolve and work great.
Other options that you can try: use eye shadow or blush to add a tint of color, add honey for flavor, add fruit juice for flavor, sprinkle some corn starch in for a thicker gloss, add cocoa powder for flavor.
Have fun! Let me know what you try and how it turns out!