Well, not its not poppin’, but it is pretty cool. And handmade because I’m resourceful like that. When I started running out of the Burt’s Bee’s chapstick I had stockpiled a few months ago, I broke into the kind I made myself from this recipe. Of course I didn’t think to use sugar scrub to ease my lips into transition from one chapstick to the next so I figured an ultra-nutritive gloss would help.
Back when I made my own hand lotion, body butter and lotion bars, I got some sweet almond oil and jojoba oil for when I wanted to make some other stuffs (that I never got around to). Turned out to be pretty handy in a pinch! All I needed was the Vitamin E which I got on sale at the local grocery. Now because I got the capsules on sale doesn’t mean you need to. If you’re going to be making a lot of this stuff, I would strongly recommend you splurge the $11 and get the bottle of Vitamin E oil. Its super for your lips and I’ve heard some ladies use it around their eyes to reduce lines (certainly not this chick, I love my laugh lines).
So, with all of my ingredients together, all you need is a tube with a roller ball or a cleaned lipgloss tube with the felt applicator. I don’t ever use those things, but if you’ve got one, that’s easier than buying the tube I did. Mine is a pretty blue though, and that’s cool.
Measure 10 drops each of jojoba oil and sweet almond oil into your tube. Pierce the capsules until you get 10 drops vitamin E oil (each capsule gave me about two drops but you’ll likely get some on your fingers). I topped that off with three drops of YL peppermint oil just to make it like my chapstick. I love that fresh minty tingle! Shake gently or swirl the tube before each use and you have a lovely lip gloss!
All come to total, this project cost $69.03 minus tax and H&S. Where I saved money and can defend this as sustainable on our budget is that the oils were an investment. The roller balls I don’t see myself using too frequently besides this and maybe a diffuser perfume blend, but the others will certainly see repeated use. So, if you go by unit for this little project if you consider the ingredients “investments”, the cost is really $2.53. Can you see where I’m coming from on this? I know the ingredients are pure, I know exactly what is going on my face, and I can make it myself so I stay out of trouble.