|The best beauty products are always homemade!|
Thanks to reading many informative DIY blogs via Pinterest and reading product labels, the likeliest alternative, albeit a much cheaper solution is to make beauty out of ingredients already at home.
My favorite lip balm for the moment is Booda Butter's Booda Balm which keeps lips incredibly soft and moisturized. The ingredients listed are: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax. I had everything except the wax.
Shea and cocoa butters are great for the lips and a thick substitution base. Another little tip- if desiring a more fragrant chocolaty smell, add more cocoa butter.
2 cup shea butter, melted
1 cup cocoa butter, melted
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
2 teaspoon coconut oil
A few drops jojoba oil
lip gloss pots (pictured are 1.25" inch in diameter & 5/8" tall ordered from Pink Blossom Cosmetics)
any vegan lipsticks on the verge of death
Now the shea and cocoa butters were mixed prior with olive and sweet almond oils and cooled until solid for a large batch divided into facial moisturizer, body lotion, hair balm, and this lip gloss.
|Fill a pot with more or less of a mixture of shea & cocoa butters, olive, & sweet almond oils about less than 1/2 teaspoon. The pictured Jamaican Castor Oil was from earlier hair balm making- will be unveiled later in an upcoming post.|
|Add a drop or two of jojoba oil.|
|Mix in a dollop of coconut oil. Stirring sticks would be so much better than a plastic knife! :D|
|Stir a scrap of lipstick. Color above used is a bold bright red. Wipe the greasy rims & bottoms before capping.|
|Pop into the fridge for 3-4 hours. I knew that egg shelf had another purpose!|
|Now it's all solid!|
|This may last me a few good months. Hopefully. I am a huge gloss fanatic.|
|Already in use!|