Lip Gloss

DIY Lip Gloss using essential oils

DIY Lip Gloss is so easy and fun to make! Most store bought lip glosses contain artificial colours and fragrances, so why wouldn’t you make your own?! Plus, your glosses can be customised with your favourite colours and essential oils.


DIY Lip Gloss using essential oils

Lip Gloss

Make a clear gloss, or tint with a natural mineral or vegetable powder. This gloss is silky and great to use with any essential oil that is labelled for flavouring use.
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 Standard Lip Gloss tubes


  • Double Boiler (jug or bowl over simmering water)
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Dropper or syringe
  • Lip gloss tubes


Essential oils

  • 7 drops preferred essential oils see notes for suggestions


  • Place all of the ingredients, except for essential oil, into jug or bowl used for double boiler
  • Place the jug or bowl in a saucepan with 3-5 cm of boiling water
    Ingredients for DIY Lip Gloss in double boiler
  • Stir every few minutes. Once the ingredients have melted, remove from the pan and let cool for two minutes
  • Add essential oil/s
  • For coloured gloss, add pigment and stir until combined
    Pink mica pigment in liquid to make Lip Gloss
  • Using a dropper, transfer into the lip gloss containers. Be as quick as you can as the liquid will start to harden.
    Using dropper to put lip gloss into tubes


  • When adding colour, start with a little and add more until you get desired colour.
  • If liquid hardens before you get it into the tubes, you can place it back on the double boiler, just bear in mind that the extra heat can alter the properties of the essential oils

This recipe uses the following Ingredients

  • Beeswax

  • Vitamin E Oil


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