homemade lip gloss

Last year, I learned how to make lip balm using coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter.  It became an instant classic in my home, and the homes of my friends and family.  I have probably made over 100 tubes at this point, because my house randomly eats them.  I think if I ever move, I am going to find 50 half-empty tubes of homemade lip balm in various places.  

Although I absolutely love my homemade lip balm, sometimes a girl just needs a good homemade lip gloss recipe,  to put on for ladies night out, or just because.  This homemade lip gloss recipe is lighter and silkier than lip balm, and leaves your lips feeling wonderfully soft and smooth. 

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe


Add beeswax and all oils to a mason jar or small glass bowl, and place inside of a pot filled with with 2 inches of water.  Heat over medium-high until beeswax and oils are melted together, stirring occasionally. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in essential oils, if using. 

Spoon into containers (I used these reusable ones) and allow to cool before adding lid. 

Good essential oils to use in this recipe are lemon, grapefruit, orange, eucalyptus, or peppermint.  My personal favorite is peppermint.  

The ingredients it takes to make this lip balm cost: 

  • Beeswax: $.77
  • Jojoba oil: $2.60
  • Coconut oil: $.99
  • Olive Oil: $.07
  • peppermint Essential oil: $.12

For a whopping grand total of $4.48.  If you take the cost of 18 containers (which is how many this recipe makes) at $.30 a piece, then you can make 18 homemade lip glosses for $9.88, or $.55 a piece.  That sure beats paying $5+ a piece at retail!

You can also add 1/8 tsp beet root powder to color the lip gloss for a pink, beautiful shine.  Just add the beet root powder at the same time as the essential oils. 

homemade lip gloss recipe


If you already have these ingredients on hand, try making these other homemade beauty products! 

Do you have a favorite homemade lip gloss recipe?  Do you prefer lip gloss or lip balm?

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6 Responses to Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe

  1. Christine says:

    Have made quite a few now I sell them at work the girls luv them😊

  2. I go through a lot of lip gloss, so this sounds awesome. I’ll have to try it.

  3. Elise says:

    This looks really great! I need to order some jajoba oil so I can start making things like this again.

  4. Oh man now I have to order jojoba oil! I love homemade lotions, soaps, and lip balm.

  5. This looks really nice and smooth! I can’t use regular chapstick because most contains sunflower oil which I’m allergic too so I might have to try this!

  6. erica says:

    what a great idea! I would not have thought to do this. this would be good to make right before the holidays for gifts!

    We three crabs

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