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Homemade Cranberry Lip Gloss

Homemade Cranberry Lip Gloss

I just read in Variety magazine that women swallow 4 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. Imagine a pound of butter, in lipstick, and eating four of them. And have you checked the ingredients in lipstick lately? Here’s an idea–make your own with all healthy ingredients, then at least you know what you’re eating. This recipe from the National Honey Board uses yummy ingredients to make your kisser sweet and shiny, and you can feel free to lick your lips all day long.

1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
10 fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon honey
1 drop vitamin E oil

Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl of a double boiler over medium heat and stir until the mixture just begins to boil. Stir well and gently crush the berries. Cool mixture for five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to remove all the fruit pieces. Stir again and set aside to cool completely. When cool, transfer into a small jar.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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3:51PM PST on Feb 14, 2012

thank you for sharing!

9:57AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

More recipes like these please!

2:03PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

sounds tasty

12:33PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

OOOH this sounds so neat! Cranberries going on my shopping list right now! Thanks!

11:22AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

thnx can't wait to try it!!!

9:00AM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Thank you

4:29AM PST on Feb 11, 2012


3:51PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

wow - ty

12:30AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

I'll have to try it--it seems a lot cheaper than buying gloss

6:37AM PST on Mar 4, 2011

forgive me ... I have so little time, so I am just here for points for the animals ...

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