Homemade Kiss Gloss

During a girls weekend last week, my daughter Becca got it in her head that we should make homemade lipgloss. She wanted something fancy to share with the cousins for the holidays. So we tromped it to two craft stores and one grocery store and pulled together everything we needed to make a half dozen batches of holiday flavored lip gloss. Ca-ute, right?

We grabbed a bunch of bead organizers for our lip gloss containers at JoAnn. A pack of 25 containers cost $9.99, but they were 25% off for the holiday weekend, so we actually only put out $7.50 for 25 containers. Dang good deal there.

Oil based candy flavoring and a few drops of our favorite essential oils (lemon, peppermint, ginger) offered up some super rad flavors. We stirred together candy cane, mistletoe (strawberry plus peppermint), lemon drop, gingerbread (ginger plus cinnamon), watermelon (whatever, that is so a holiday flavor), and butter rum.

My favorite is butter rum. It’s like having a butterscotch candy stuck on your lips for an hour straight. Bring it.

The labels were created from 1 1/2″ round Avery stickers. We had to use our bare hands to slice the labels to a smaller size. And, we are the last family in the known universe to have a black-only printer. So the labels turned out kinda bland, but my little ladies were pretty delighted, regardless. They sniffed every gloss before twisting lids firmly in place, then toted them to Utah to dispense amongst their girl cousins. And I think Papa got a kiss gloss, too. But we won’t tell a soul about how fruity delicious his lips smelled when we smooched him goodbye on our way back to Colorado.

In other news, I consoled myself through the Thanksgiving stomach flu with Netflix episodes of Sister Wives. Why didn’t you people tell me this show was addictive?

Inexcusable. But I love you enough to give you kiss gloss anyway.

You’re gonna need soft lips for all the gossip we’ll be chatting over now that I’m in the know with my new favorite show. Gracious. I love Christine. And Meri. And Janelle rocks. Sometimes Robyn is so nice I want to pluck my eyelashes.

Go put on lip gloss. We gotta talk.

P.S. Next to Sister Wives, my other current obsession is Nicole glitter polish by OPI. You can buy it at Walgreens and Walmart. It’s so pretty it’ll make you want to do push-ups just so you can admire your fingernails.

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Homemade Kiss Gloss

This homemade lipgloss is my favorite recipe because it uses inexpensive "ingredients" that are easy to find. Each little batch turns out a slightly sweet, candy-flavored lipgloss (you can sniff it, but it's not for eating!) that feels splendid on the lips and makes every kiss taste delish!

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon paraffin wax
4 teaspoons coconut oil
4 teaspoons petroleum jelly
4 white or pink (or whatever color you like) candy melts
1/2 teaspoon oil-based candy flavoring

Directions:

Grate the wax into a ziploc freezer bag. Add the coconut oil, petroleum jelly, candy melts and the flavoring. Place the bag in a bowl of very hot water and allow the ingredients to melt together. Massage the bag a bit to mix the ingredients together. Snip a corner from the bag and squeeze the ingredients into small containers (we used sterilized bead holders purchased from JoAnn). Pop your lip gloss containers into the fridge to cool completely. Gift and enjoy!

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215 Responses to “Homemade Kiss Gloss”

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    Alicia Ferguson on February 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I have made this a few times. I replaced the paraffin wax with bee’s wax. I also substituted part of the coconut and the jelly with shea butter. It lasts for hours. I have found that instead of buying the pricey oil based flavorings, you can use frosting flavor mix-ins. I originally made it for Valentine’s day gifts, now I have people wanting to buy it!

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    Alicia Ferguson on February 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm Reply

    I looked every where for coconut oil, it is in your grocery store by the Crisco sticks and shortening!

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    Alicia Ferguson on February 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Sorry, one more thing…I had a very hard time finding containers. I went with a six pack of contact lens cases (purchased at Wal-Mart). Each person gets two flavors and each side holds about one ounce.

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    Krystal on April 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply

    Just a suggestion for containers and essential oils… http://www.bulkapothecary.com – great prices, customer service and quick shipping! I also got my beeswax and soap base from them.

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    mary on April 17, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    hello

    please tell me how long these last….like a shelf life. thanks so much!!!! I’m so excited to make them!

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    HAPPYCOW!!!!! on April 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply

    AWESOME!!!!! I made this for my cousins but i substituted coconut oil with canola oil. Not sure if that made sense or not.

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    Christie on April 22, 2013 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Where to find bees wax or parafin wax

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    Lori Dukes on April 25, 2013 at 6:56 am Reply

    What is a candy melt? Like melting chocolate?

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    Marie Mallory on May 22, 2013 at 10:20 am Reply

    Hi! Can you tell me how much of the packet of frosting flavor mix you used with this recipe? Thanks so much!

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    Jake Zien on June 1, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

    Lip balm or lip salve is a wax-like substance applied topically to the lips of the mouth to relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores. Lip balm often contains beeswax or carnauba wax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, lanolin, paraffin, and petrolatum, among other ingredients. Some varieties contain dyes, flavor, fragrance, menthol, phenol, salicylic acid, and sunscreens.:-’;

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    Leah on June 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm Reply

    Lori, they are little chocolate disks. You can get them at Micheal’s. :)
    http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=pg_candymelts

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    Sandi on August 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm Reply

    My daughter is making these, but came up with a free recycle for containers. You need 2 empty water bottles. Cut top from one and leave about an eight of an inch of plastic. Push cover on the bo;tom. Use the cover from the second bottle for top. They really are perfect little containers and do not cost anything.

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    Robin on August 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Everyone must be making these and things like them. EVERYONE is out of coconut oil!!

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    betbeth7 on August 10, 2013 at 7:59 am Reply

    i made these before it has a shelf life of 3 weeks

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    Susan on August 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm Reply

    I think I would leave out the petroleum jelly—that is an oil based product and probably not so good for your health. I will experiment with your recipe. Thank you so much!

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    Mary on October 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply

    I’m not understanding how your daughter used the water bottles as a container??? Can you explain it a little more please?

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    Valerie on November 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I do not recommend using cinnamon. The Cinnamon oil makes your lips burn and turns the skin red. I also could not find the wax, but my lip balm turned out just fine without it. Thanks!

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    Freda on January 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    I love this, but I have a really stupid question, what is a candy melt?? And, just where did you find a candy melt?? And, the oil based candy flavoring can that be lemon extract, or peppermint oil? Not too sure what that is either.

    Thanks so much in advance.

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    fnrsmom on January 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply

    You can find candy melts at JoAnns along with the bead containers & the flavoring oils. I also use beeswax instead of paraffin & shea butter instead of petroleum jelly. This produced a great lip balm :)

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    K on January 26, 2014 at 5:00 am Reply

    beeswax, olive oil, cocoa butter, very small amounts of spices already in your kitchen and essential oils would’ve made a by far healthier and safer gloss! a quick google search could’ve found food safe containers that could’ve been shipped to you. last time i checked, bead storage containers were made with harmful chemicals and not designed for hot products.
    Mystic mountain sage is a good resource. There are loads of sites with better recipes on them for safer healthier balms! What you put on your lips goes into your body.

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    Jem on January 26, 2014 at 10:57 am Reply

    Patrolium jelly or vasoline has PATROLIUM in it.
    It causes cancer, please dont put this stuff on any part of you or you childs body.
    There are plenty of healthier and simpler recipies that are all natural.
    Use bees wax instead of parafin wax, and use coconut oil ior co co butter, instead of petroleum jelly.
    There are plenty of natural flavorings to use as well, honey is excellent in lip balms.
    Namaste*

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    Rhonda on January 27, 2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    Is there a preservative you can use to make them last more than 3 weeks?

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    Melinda Mabile on January 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm Reply

    OMG! I just found your website through a link to homemade lip gloss. I read your blog and I seriously think you are my long lost sister! We have so much in common! Glad to know I’m not alone. Good job, Sis.

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    Ember on February 15, 2014 at 7:49 am Reply

    Vitamin E can be used as a presertative. Just poke a hole in a vit. E capsule and add the drops to your batch. Will help extend the shelf life of your gloss

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    Sheila Duncan on February 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply

    I found little plastic paint containers at Hobby Lobby for 2 bucks. There are 12 to a package. I also found stones on the clearance isle and super glued to the lids. They are adorable and clingy. Makes an adorable gift……..

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    Kate on March 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm Reply

    This is one of the unhealthiest and dangerous lip balm recipe!! Parafin is a cancer causing chemical. Petroleum is a byproduct of making gasoline. And candy melts are nothing but chemicals! Do yourself a favor and google a SAFE lip balm recipe!

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    Melanie on March 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

    How many bead containers will this recipe fill?

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    Sara on March 25, 2014 at 1:42 am Reply

    I am also wondering how much a batch makes? Also, addressing the health concerns for this recipe I did a little research. While I don’t know the exact effects of ingesting paraffin wax the fact is if you eat most forms of chocolate you are ingesting far more paraffin than you would in a lip balm. There are benefits to using bees wax, and if you do your homework you might be able to get it for free from a local honey farm. I also don’t know the effects of petroleum jelly on the body, but it is made with petroleum and if it concerns you substituting shea butter, cocoa butter, or extra coconut oil in it’s place will probably turn out a great product. There are also natural sweetener oils and essential oils that can be used in place of the candy melts and flavoring oils if you add just a touch more wax to your batch. My review of this recipe: Our daily junk food intake is far more toxic and it’s a good fool proof recipe for beginners that makes it easy to substitute the healthier alternatives at your discretion.

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