Monday, June 23, 2008

Tropical Lip Gloss Recipe

These island ingredients will drench your lips with tropical moisture. The vitamin E is a natural preservative.

Yield - Approximately 1/2 ounce

Time - 5 minutes to make; a bit more time to cool


  • teaspoon
  • spoon
  • clean container with lid
  • small microwaveable or heat resistant cup or bowl
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter, grated
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon macadamia nut oil (may substitute almond oil or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon light sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly (optional: use to make gloss more solid or to add more shine)

Mix all of the ingredients in a cup or bowl.

Rest the container inside of a larger container of very hot (not boiling) water.

Stir the ingredients together until they are melted.

Pour the mixture into a small container with lid (lip gloss containers are commercially available).

Smooth the gloss onto lips, either to be worn alone or to add shine over lipstick.

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