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Vanilla Twist Lip Gloss


    Date : 2002-03-12

    This is my latest fave! You can bet there is always a container of it in my purse or pocket! You can view photos on our blog.

    Ingredients

      1.6 ounces Aloe Butter
      1.6 ounces Avocado Butter
      1.6 ounces Beeswax
      .8 ounces Mango Butter

      Flavors (or choose your own combination)

      15 drops Vanilla Banilla Flavor Oil
      5 drops Lime Essential Oil

      Optional Ingredients

      For a little shimmer I added
      2 - .15cc scoops of Ultrafine, Iridescent Glitter (please do not use the Fine Glitter, it is too large)
      Also see notes section at the bottom of this write-up for color hints.

    Equipment

      Microwave safe glass beaker/measuring cup or Double Boiler
      Scale
      Transfer Pipettes
      Lip Balm Containers for filling

    Instructions

    Weigh the fixed oil ingredients into either a double boiler or glass beaker. If you choose to use the microwave pay special attention to your mixture as things get HOT very quickly in the microwave. I recommend using short bursts of time. Heat for 20 to 30 seconds at a time and stir well so pieces will melt completely without excessive heat.

    Once all your ingredients are melted remove from microwave or heat source and add flavor oils and desired color. Using a pipette carefully transfer your lip gloss into your containers. Quick cool these by placing them in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

    Optional Ingredient Notes

    You can easily color your lip balms using lipsticks you have around the house. Many of you, like myself, have a bottom drawer in the bath room that is filled with lip sticks you got as free gifts at the cosmetic counter. While you might find many of these colors offensive for every day wear, they will take on a completely new appearance when a small sliver is melted in with your lip balm.