This is an easy and fun recipe that is an easy homemade gift idea. It has a few more ingredients that a Basic Lip balm recipe but all of the oils and butters make this essential in homemade skin care.
Here’s what you’ll need
1/2 oz of shea butter
1/2 oz of beeswax
.2 oz of castor oil
.4 oz of sweet almond
1/2 oz of avocado oil (you can substitute any oil-olive oil works well)
1 tsp cocoa powder
peppermint essential oil (optional)
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To make lip gloss~first put your liquid oils into a small glass measuring cup or bowl and place into a shallow pan on high heat. Add the beeswax and let it melt into the oils. Using a measuring cup will make it easier to pour into your lip gloss containers.
Take the warmed oil mixture off of the heat and stir in the shea butter until it’s melted. You don’t want to heat the shea butter on the oven as it gets grainy if it gets too hot.
Now add 1 tsp of cocoa powder into your oils. Stir it well until it’s smooth and consistent. Add 2 drops of the peppermint essential oil if desired.
Pour the mixture into your lip gloss pots or other containers of your choice.
Voila! In just a few minutes you’ve made some wonderfully creative gifts for your friends and family.