Monday, 28 October 2013

Homemade Peppermint Gloss

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Gather your ingredients. This type of gloss requires a little more forethought, but the results are well worth the extra effort and expense. You'll need the following natural ingredients to make peppermint lip gloss:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped beeswax
5 drops peppermint oil
Have your containers ready. This type of lip gloss hardens pretty quickly, so you'll want to have your containers on hand for when it's ready to be poured. Use small chapstick pots or tubes, or you can pour the entire mixture into a small mason jar.
Heat the wax in a double boiler. Beeswax is hard at room temperature, but when you melt it and mix it with other ingredients it creates the glossy, waxy texture you want to achieve. Place the chopped beeswax in a double boiler and simmer it until it's entirely melted.
Mix in the other ingredients. Place the coconut oil and olive oil in the pot with the beeswax. Use a spoon to stir the ingredients well. Add the peppermint oil and stir.
For looser, oilier gloss, you can add an extra teaspoon of coconut oil.
For a more subtle mint flavor, use only 2-3 drops of peppermint oil.
Pour the mixture into containers. Carefully pour it into your pots or tubes. You'll want to rinse the pot right away before the gloss hardens.
Let the lip gloss set. Wait 2 hours or overnight to use the lip gloss. It's ready to use once it's completely cooled.

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