There are very few things that annoy me more than having chapped lips. It’s uncomfortable and it doesn’t look nice.
Thank goodness for lip balm. I can’t go anywhere without it. It is the only cosmetic tool that I find essential. Throw out the eyeliner and the blush. Toss the mascara and the eyeshadow. All I need is my lip balm.
However, I’ll admit it is nice to use some lipstick from time-to-time. But lipstick always seems to suck the moisture right out of my lips. Is the added color worth the uncomfortable chapped feeling that will undoubtedly sink in about an hour after application?
Not in my world. In my world I create a product that can do both: color and moisturize. My homemade lip gloss combines the healing and moisturizing powers of coconut oil and beeswax with the color enhancement of my favorite lipstick. Check it out.
- ½ cup unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax granules
- 10 drops of essential oil (optional – I used peppermint but any scent you like will do)
- A smidgen of lipstick (use small amounts and keep adding to get the color you desire)
- Lip balm pots* (You can find them on amazon for about I used a small mason jar but regret not buying the smaller pots. The jar is too big and doesn’t carry well in my purse. )
- Place coconut oil and beeswax into small pot and heat for 20 second increments. Stirring when not on the heat.
- Once the oil and beeswax are completely melted and clear add the essential oil and stir.
- Add a small amount of lipstick to the mixture. Keep in mind that the color you see in the pot will be half as dark once the coconut oil and beeswax harden.
- Using a funnel, pour the mixture into the individual lip balm pots or whatever container you are using.
*Note: This recipe filled a small jelly mason jar to the rim. When I make my lip gloss again I will buy the lip balm pots and cut the recipe in half.