I love to find little DIY ideas and try them out. I try, try, try again until I get it right! It’s a fun little hobby but it can also be a money saver, especially if you have little girls that LOVE lip gloss. My kids made lip gloss in their homeschool group class and from that day on, I just had to try it!
There are a TON of recipes out there for DIY Lip Gloss. I have not gotten into the complex recipes. The easy ones are just fine for me.
Here’s one of those easy ones:
You can start out with however much jelly you have containers for. Each time I made a batch, I only made enough for 1 or 2 containers. I wanted to play around with different colors, mixes, etc. so I made small amounts each time. Here’s what I did to fill a pill size container:
I tried adding a little flavor using Kool-Aid but it didn’t go so well. Since then, I discovered why. Any powder that I tried putting in the mixture was not dissolving and then would sink to the bottom of the container. The solution – when you take out the bowl of jelly, the bowl and mixture is super hot…too hot for powder to dissolve. You need to wait a bit for the liquid to start solidifying again before you add any powder to it. Then it should dissolve and work great.
Other options that you can try: use eye shadow or blush to add a tint of color, add honey for flavor, add fruit juice for flavor, sprinkle some corn starch in for a thicker gloss, add cocoa powder for flavor.
Have fun! Let me know what you try and how it turns out!
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