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This is an easy and fun recipe that is an easy homemade gift idea.  It has a few more ingredients that our Basic Lip balm recipe but all of the oils and butters make this essential in homemade skin care.

How to Make Peppermint Mocha Lip Gloss

Here's what you'll need

1/2 oz of shea butter

1/2 oz of beeswax

.2 oz of castor oil

.4 oz of sweet almond

1/2 oz of avocado oil (you can substitute any oil-olive oil works well)

1 tsp cocoa powder

peppermint essential oil (optional)

You Can Get These Ingredients Here

Shea Butter   Beeswax    Castor Oil    Sweet Almond Oil  

Avocado Oil    Peppermint Essential Oil


...or you can buy a complete kit for yourself or as a gift

Lip Gloss Kit

I love these cute little heart shaped pots I found!  These make wonderful, homemade valentine gifts <3 or even cheap wedding favors.

To make lip gloss~first put your liquid oils into a small glass measuring cup or bowl and place into a shallow pan on high heat.  Add the beeswax and let it melt into the oils.  Using a measuring cup will make it easier to pour into your lip gloss containers.

Take the warmed oil mixture off of the heat and stir in the shea butter until it's melted.  You don't want to heat the shea butter on the oven as it gets grainy if it gets too hot.

Now add 1 tsp of cocoa powder into your oils.  Stir it well until it's smooth and consistent.  Add 2 drops of the peppermint essential oil if desired.

Pour the mixture into your lip gloss pots or other containers of your choice. 

Voila!  In just a few minutes you've made some wonderfully creative gifts for your friends and family.

How To Make Lip Gloss > Lip Gloss Kit


Now, I'm not a doctor and neither is my husband. Or, as a matter of fact, no one in my family is. I'm simply a mom who's done hours of research and experimentation with natural cold remedies on my family.

I really do hope that some of these natural remedies work for you as well, but if not, I'm sorry. If you have any hesitation, please visit your family physician with any concerns.

NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As we look for answers, you must realize that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance -helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.

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