Many of us spend lots of money on makeup every year. However, money isn't the only thing we're spending on makeup. Makeup production sucks up some of our precious resources on this planet. Remember this?

But making your own cosmetics is not impossible, and once you have a few key ingredients you can make a variety of different products. Lip gloss, for example, is a relatively simple cosmetics product to make yourself. Not only is it perfectly suited for your own lips, it makes for a wonderful gift as well.

Here's a basic recipe:

¼ cup of beeswax

¼ cup of castor oil

2 tbsp on sesame oil

2 tbsp of beet juice

Melt the beeswax. Remove it from the heat and add the oils. Then add however much beet juice you wish for coloring. Store this in a container in your refrigerator.

This makes a great lip gloss and the best part know exactly what is in it!


Lindsey Reese said...

why yes, I will be trying this

Erika @ Style Me Green said...

Lindsey you will love it, its the perfect lip stain!

Kate said...

Wow, I never thought of using coloring! I made some lip balms like this for christmas gifts last year but maybe I will add this upgrade for next time!