This is a tutorial on how to make your own lip balm / lip gloss with general household items. I wish I had thought of this earlier, now I always have some of these lying around the house and in my hand bags. My children even take these to school with them for the days when they have dry lips. I have even bought the small circular pocket size Vaseline tins and added the powder and flavouring straight to the tin. I have also used food colouring instead of eyeshadow - but sometimes this can leave staining so I much prefer the eyeshadow technique.
Some people don't understand the difference between the lip balm and gloss. My interpretation is that lip gloss normally leaves a colour or shine and I guess lip balm is the one which helps protect your lips from chapping. Because I am using petroleum jelly, you could say this is a lip gloss and a lip balm! Below is a tutorial for the standard way I make this lip balm:
- Petroleum jelly / Vaseline
- Eyeshadow powder
- Vanilla flavouring
- Small container
- Toothpick (used for scraping and mixing)
Step 1: Make sure you have all the items listed above. (Toothpicks are the easiest but any similar instrument will do)
Step 2: Place some petroleum jelly into your container (I used an empty lip balm container)
Step 3: Scrape some eyeshadow into the petroleum jelly and mix in spreading the colour evenly.
Step 4: Add in the vanilla flavouring (I have also used strawberry flavouring - whatever you prefer really)
Step 5: You now have your finished lip gloss!
Step 6: (Optional )- You can place plastic containers into the microwave until it liquidises and then leave it to set - this makes it have a smooth top finish - I only do this if it is a gift so it looks nicer!
My 9 year old daughter loves making these for her friends as little gifts - they are really very easy to make.
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