Double boiler or glass container to place in a cook pot to use as a double boiler
Stovetop or microwave
Glass or plastic storage containers with an airtight lid
4tablespoonsOlive Oil, Almond Oil, or Grapeseed Oil
2tablespoonsCoconut Oilthe extra virgin refined oil will offer a smoother and more moisturizing lip gloss
2tablespoonsShea Butter or Cocoa Butter
5 - 10dropsfavorite essential oiloptional
Combine the olive, almond, or grapeseed oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter or cocoa butter in a bowl or large glass measuring cup.
Place the ingredients in a double boiler that contains roughly two inches of water.
Turn on the heat to a simmer or medium heat level.
Stir the mixture consistently to prevent scorching for 10 to 15 minutes.
Snip off the tips of the vitamin E capsules, and squeeze the fluid into the melting mixture in the double boiler. Do not toss the gel capsules into the mixture.
Drop in any essential oils you are using, and stir them into the mixture thoroughly.
While the mixture is still hot, pour the DIY all natural lip gloss into your chosen storage containers. Do so carefully and hold onto the funnel as you slowly pour to avoid spilling or scorching of your hands.
Allow the lip gloss to cool for about 20 to 30 minutes at room temperatures so it hardens properly, and is not too hot to apply.
Beeswax pastilles melt far quicker than chunks or blocks. The more beeswax you use the more concentrated (less easy to spread) the lip gloss or lip balm will become.