Hey, want to get your summer pink on with me? Today in the kitchen we are going to make our very first lip gloss in an applicator. I know. Lip gloss wand applicator. AWESOME! It’s a lovely product to be sure, but it is a messy pain in the back side too! So I am going to try to make this as painless as possible for you.
Secret hint: get a beaker for decanting lip products.
For this recipe we are going to use an ingredient Marie from Humblebee&Me introduced me too eons ago. Cera Bellina. Cera Bellina is a pretty neat ingredient. You know how Vaseline spreads over your skin? That gel like consistency that all us DIY folks try to make with beeswax that won’t become a pool of globby mess in the heat? Well, cera bellina gives us that gel like consistency without the worry. It helps you to create a translucent, almost whipped looking, easily spreadable, anhydrous product. I was lucky to be able to find some whilst in China to play with from Aroma Zone. You can use cera bellina wherever you would just beeswax, but you’ll get a different end product! The Aroma Zone link has lots of fun recipes that I can’t wait to play with for things like face creams now that I live in Ireland!
We will be using the cera bellina to keep things mixed together, slick factor, and to provide some staying power on your lips. Castor oil, and coconut oil for their awesome shine ability. And some jojoba oil for moisturising ability. I like the jojoba oil in this recipe as I find it has a wee bit longer staying power than almond oil.
Now, to colour. I want to make my lips kissable and shiny, with only the barest hint of pink, so stayed on the lower end of adding colours to get my way. If you would like something a little more oomphy in the colour department, I would say double or triple the amount of mica. Today I used, Candy Pink Mica Pigment from The Soap Kitchen.
As with all the other lip posts where I have used lip flavours, they don’t taste very good. At all. Very gross! But, if you only add in a drop (really! Just ONE drop in this recipe), the scent is amazing without the yucky taste. Or, feel free to add in some spearmint or peppermint essential oil or as I usually do, leave it plain! I had great plans to flavour this with spearmint essential oil.
To make a lip gloss is surprisingly simple. You weigh out all your ingredients into a beaker, and melt them down. Then begin adding in your colourants. And stir. Then add in your essential oils or flavours. Then stir some more. One of the best things about lip gloss in a wand tube, is you don’t need to stir too much as the wand can stir it for you!
Let get making! What colours do you like for your summer lip gloss?
- Prepare your work space by wiping everything down with 70% ISP alcohol. This includes your containers/beakers, stir tool, measuring tools, scale, and countertops.
- Weigh out your cera bellina, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and castor oil into your heat proof container and place in your double boiler on a barely there simmer. Allow to melt.
- Once melted, remove from the double boiler, and add in your Vitamin E and colour. Stir.
- Decant into your lip gloss tubes, cap, and allow to set for at least 24 hours before first use.
- Share with me on Instagram your creation!