How to Make Lip Gloss

When you build your own lip gloss, you can add your own flavor, color, and even glitter if you like a shimmery finish. Most of what you need is probably already in your kitchen.

In order to have a more substantial lip gloss, you can use beeswax, vaseline, or coconut oil. Making lip gloss is a fun and simple project that yields enough product to share with friends. Now let’s find out how to make lip gloss.

How to Make Lip Gloss


What Is Lip Gloss Made Of?

Lip gloss is a type of cosmetic used to achieve the appearance of fuller, glossier lips. Like lip balm, this substance might hydrate and nourish the skin.

Emollients (such lanolin, jojoba, or coconut oil, which help the skin trap moisture), pigments (for color), and wax (like beeswax or candelilla wax, which helps the gloss stay) are commonplace in formulas for cosmetic grade lip gloss.

Some varieties of lip gloss, similar to many skincare products, include sun protection factors (SPF), anti-aging ingredients (such as hyaluronic acid), and fragrant oils.

What Materials Do You Need to Make Lip Gloss?

Making lip gloss at home with all-natural ingredients and the hues and fragrances of your choice is simple. The materials required to create your own are as follows.

Base ingredients: Castor oil (for shine), olive oil (for moisture), coconut oil (which stretches the lip gloss base), sweet almond oil (also works), vitamin E oil (an antioxidant), and shea butter or beeswax (which thickeners help the gloss stick to your lips) are all necessary for the base of a signature high-shine lip gloss.

Cooking tools: You’ll need kitchen equipment to melt your lipgloss base components together. Make sure you have the right amount of each item by using measuring spoons. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a small glass dish and a skillet to melt the beeswax and other materials together. You can use a whisk to combine the components. You’ll need a pipette to precisely dispense the lip gloss into the individual vials.

Fragrance oils: Lip gloss can be scented with three to six drops of essential oils, such as peppermint, rose, or lavender. Peppermint oil is a mild lip plumper.

Lip gloss containers: Tubes or small tins are ideal for transporting homemade lip gloss on the go. Choose a tube only if it has a matching applicator.

Natural lip color: Unless you’re going for a clear lip gloss, you can give your mixture a natural tint or coloring ingredient for a more interesting result. Mica powder, a shimmer powder derived from natural stones, comes in a variety of colors and adds shine to lip gloss. The natural red color comes from beetroot powder added to the gloss.

How to Make Lip Gloss

Even though lip balm hydrates lips and lip gloss adds shine, their homemade versions share many similarities in their base recipes. Thankfully, making your own natural lip gloss is a simple DIY project. DIY lip gloss without any unnecessary additives?

Step 1: First, organize your working space. Make sure you have enough of counter space near your stove so you can combine your gloss ingredients there while they melt. Put your equipment and ingredients out on the counter.

Step 2: Put the containers out. Crack open the lip gloss tubes and set them out on your counter.

Step 3: Third, have them melt. Use a double boiler to melt the wax. Mix in the olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil (three-quarters of a tablespoon of olive oil, half a tablespoon of coconut oil, and one-and-a-quarter tablespoons castor oil). If you don’t have a double boiler, you can get the same results by heating water in a pan under a heat-safe glass bowl.

Step 4: Take the bowl away from the stove. Remove the mixture from the heat and keep stirring until it reaches room temperature.

Step 5: To the melted mixture, add vitamin E, essential oils, mica powder, and beetroot powder. Gradually build up the particles until you achieve the desired color.

Step 6: Put the liquid gloss foundation into the containers using the pipette. Once the gloss has cooled to room temperature and become solid, you can use it.


Making lip gloss at home is so simple that you may reconsider buying expensive lip gloss from Sephora again. Dry lips are the worst. Dry lips are a common wintertime complaint.

This is why, according to one of my closest friends, she never leaves home without lip gloss. She has a large supply at her desk, several in her gym bag, and a couple in each of her many handbags and totes. Hope now you know how to make lip gloss.