Monday, November 7, 2011

Homemade Lip Gloss

Happy Monday! I must say I am so excited about this week's project: Homemade Lip Gloss! I first saw this on pintrest a few weeks ago, and knew I had to give it a shot.

My lips, like most, chap easily, and for the last few years I've been using Rosebud Salve, I never leave home without it. And although it's not that pricey, it's not always accessible, unless of course you live by a sephora or urban outfitters, which I don't.

So, for convenience and in an effort to save a few bucks, I'm hoping this new recipe with prove to be my rosebud salve replacement.

What you'll need:
1 tub shea butter petroleum jelly
1 pkg of desired flavored kool-aid (I used both pink lemonade, and fruit punch; pink lemonade doesn't show any color, and fruit punch comes out pale pink)
lip gloss containers (either new, or recycle old ones)


Step 1: use a microwave safe measuring cup (make sure it has a spout, which will make pouring the lip gloss into containers easy), spoon a third a cup of vaseline into the measuring cup.

Step 2: heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating. It took me about 5 minutes for the vaseline to liquify. Remove from microwave with an oven mit

Step 3: take out of microwave and stir in kool-aid drink crystals until the crystals dissolve.

Step 4: Add a small amount of water into the mix and stir (this will help you achieve color)

Step 5: Pour mix into lip gloss containers

Step 6: cap containers, put in freezer for 15 minutes until the liquid solidifies

That Easy!!


  1. Looks like those little containers worked! How is the gloss working out for you so far?

  2. Yeah, I actually like the way the gloss looks in the containers. The gloss is good, when doing again though I will stay away from shea butter, the smell is not my thing; my suggestion is to use regular vasline cocoa scented, only if you like the smell of cocoa of course!

  3. It does look good in the containers. And yeah, that sounds like a better idea.. shea butter is really overpowering. You have a lot to get through before making it again..!!

  4. we tried this for the first time. couldn't seem to get the color to mix with the petrolium jelly. too much water? any hints on how to get it all to combine?

    1. Hi! Unfortunately I ran into the same problem, when I began pouring, the solution was clear, and then towards the middle it started to have some color, and towards the end the color was very bright. I wasn't able to figure out exactly how to achieve the "mixed" color, I'm sorry, wish I could be of more help!

    2. Im making some now. It wasn't mixing well with a spoon. So I took a fork out and mixed it kind of like I would scrambled eggs. Then I noticed it separating in the freezer so I mixed it a couple times while it was hardening. Seems to work so far. I'm using a small half pint canning jar tho. Lost my chapstick and I needed something quick and it worked great! Thanks!

  5. Hello where did you get the Lip gloss containers and exactly how much water would you say you used?

    1. I ordered the lip gloss containers off; here's a link to something similar to mine
      Also in regards to water I probably used about 1 tablespoon. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. DON'T USE WATER. Mix the kool-aid with a vitamin E oil, or luquid coconut oil first. Then pour into vaseline.

  7. How much does this recipe make?