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Citrus Lip Gloss: How-To Formula

Citrus Lip Gloss: How-To Formula

This make-it-yourself Citrus Lip Gloss tastes lick-your-lips delicious with both tangerine and lemon essential oils offering their benefits and flavors. Tangerine essential oil is a bit of an aphrodisiac, so it is nice to wear out on a special date. The essential oils and honey combined make the gloss a tasty product that will keep your lips soft and moist for some time.

All the ingredients for this formula are easily found in most health food stores and the formula only takes about 10 minutes to make, so why not give it a try?

3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 teaspoon beeswax (pearls or solid beeswax grated and measured)
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon honey
800 IU Vitamin E
4 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops tangerine essential oil

Melt the beeswax and sweet almond oil together in a heat-proof container over boiling water. When the beeswax is melted, remove from the heat. Add the honey and Vitamin E, mixing briskly with a wire whisk. Add the aloe vera gel and stir into the mixture. Add the essential oils and stir in well. Pour into a low wide-mouth jar.

Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers, R.N. (Vital Health Publishing, 2001).

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Adapted from Natural Beauty Basics, by Dorie Byers, R.N. (Vital Health Publishing, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Dorie Byers. Reprinted by permission of Vital Health Publsihing.

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12:22AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Interesting. I'll definitely have to try this one

5:51PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

I tried this a while back. It really does work out very well. I used grapfruit extract and it worked perfectly!

You can also melt in some lipstick into it for color, or add sparkles.

But yes, this recipe works greats. Its very nice on your lips, and its easy to create.

8:57AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

great gift idea, if only i had the time!

5:28PM PDT on Jul 25, 2010

I'm always looking for a lipgloss that won't dry out my lips, so thanks! :)

12:25PM PDT on Jul 4, 2010

This looks wonderful, thanks!

12:11AM PDT on Jul 3, 2010


8:20AM PDT on Jul 2, 2010

mmm, honey for moisturizing! You can put straight honey on your face for a moisturizing masque.

3:05AM PDT on Jun 28, 2010


1:40PM PST on Dec 1, 2008

I've been having troubles keeping the beeswax and the rest of the ingredients from separating. Any suggestions?

4:06PM PDT on Sep 15, 2008

Wowie. That is some ingredients.

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