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Jun 13, 2004
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Cocoa Lip Gloss Recipe

Make your own chocolate flavored lip gloss using this recipe.

Materials Needed:

  • Powdered Cocoa Mix
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Small Container
Instructions:Put desired amount of petroleum jelly into a small glass bowl. Put it in a microwave for 30 seconds; take it out and stir. Continue doing this until the vaseline is melted. Add the desired amount of cocoa powder (experiment!) and stir. Miscrowave for 30 more seconds and stir. Set it aside to cool.

Once it is cool enough to handle, spoon it into a small container (recycle old makeup containers or 35mm film containers, or look in stores that carry beads, crafts, or fishing tackle). Set it aside until the petroleum jelly gets firm, and then it is ready to use!

You can also use this recipe to make fruit lip gloss by using powedered juice mix instead of cocoa.


Exotic Mango Lip Balm

Recipe: Courtesy of Between Friends Too


2 oz. beeswax*

1 1/2 oz. mango butter*

4 oz. sweet almond oil*

1 oz. kiwi seed fruit oil*

1 oz. golden jojoba oil*

Mango flavoring oil (optional)

Sterilized lip balm tubes*

Miscellaneous items: double boiler, stove, spoon


Shelf life: 1 year

This recipe yields approx. 10 oz.

1 Place the beeswax in the double boiler.

Slowly heat on the stove, gradually increasing the temperature until the beeswax is melted completely. Note: Do not overheat.

2 Remove the double boiler from the heat. Add the mango butter to the melted beeswax and blend with the spoon.

3 Stir in the sweet almond oil, kiwi fruit seed oil, and jojoba oil. Add mango flavoring oil if desired.

4 Spoon the lip balm into the sterilized lip balm tubes or pots. Let the balm cool and set overnight.

Homemade Lip Gloss


1 Tbs almond oil

10 fresh cranberries

1 tsp honey

Mix together all the ingredients and place them in a mircrowave or heat resistant container. Heat in the microwave or water bath until the mixture justs begins to boil (1-2 mintues in the microwave). Stir well and gently mash the berries. Let sit for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove all pieces of cranberry. Stir and allow to cool completely. When cool, spoon into a clean container. Fresh cranberries give this simple gloss a hint of color and natural flavor:if you prefer more shine, you can mix up to one teaspoon of petroleum jelly into the finished product.


1 tsp grated cocoa butter

1 tsp coconut oil

1/8 tsp vitaimin E oil

1 tsp grated chocolate or 3 small chocolate chips

(Can use milk chocolate ones)

In a double boiler or the mircowave oven, heat the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamain E oil gently until melted. Stir in the chocolate and keep stirring until melted and well blended. Pour into a small lip gloss container and allow to cool completely before using. Merle is a teacher turned Net Mommy. She lives in Aspen Colorado and when she is not adding new recipes to her site, she is outside having fun with her hubby, son and chocolate lab, "Chip". Please head over to her site http://www.recipes4learning.com. <!-- stopprint -->

Homemade Cosmetics Recipes

Aloe Vera Lip Gloss

1 tsp. aloe vera gel

1/2 tsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. petroleum jelly

Mix together in glass bowl and heat for 1 to 2 minutes on high in the microwave will yield about 1/2 ounce.

Apricot Citrus Lip Balm

1 t Beeswax (5 ml)

1 t Apricot kernel oil (5 ml)

1 t Calendula oil (5 ml)

Few drops essential oil of Lemon or orange 1. Melt the beeswax. Add the apricot and calendula oils, stirring constantly.

2. Remove from the heat while stirring and when partly cooled, add the essential oils.

3. Store in a small glass pot or jar.

Fairy Dust Glitter Gel

1/4 cup aloe vera gel

1 teaspoon glycerin

1/4 teaspoon fine polyester glitter (any color, available at most craft stores)

5 drops any fragrance oil (optional) Mix aloe and the glycerin in a small bowl. Stir in the polyester glitter, optional fragrance and optional color.

Honey Lime Lip Gloss

7-8 tsp. sweet almond oil

2 tsp. beeswax

Vitamin E capsule

1 tsp. honey

5 drops lime flavoring or essential oil

Small container with lid

Miscellaneous items: microwave- safe bowl, microwave, straight pin, wire whisk, spoon 1 Melt the oil and beeswax in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

2 Remove the mixture from the microwave. Pierce the vitamin E capsule with the straight pin and whisk the contents of the capsule, honey, and flavoring into the mixture until it is set.

3 Spoon the finished lip gloss into the small container.

Nail Whitener

1 denture tablet

1 cup warm water

Soak fingers (and even toes, if you want!) in mix for 10 minutes. Throw mixture away after use

Undereye Circle Lightener To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream.

Vanilla Lip Gloss

1 1/2 Tablespoon Petroleum Jelly (or UN-petroleum jelly at health food stores)

1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel

1 teaspoons sweet almond oil

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

double boiler or microwave

Heat this gently over a double boiler for a few minutes, until well combined and warmed through. Or, put in a microwave-safe plastic or glass dish and heat on low heat for a minute, stir, and heat for another 20 seconds and stir again. If you're just doing a single recipe, this is all you'll need to heat the mixture before bottling. If you're making large quantities, microwave for a little longer. Spoon or pour the vanilla lip gloss mixture into tiny glass or plastic containers and store in the fridge to harden slightly.

Jul 7, 2004
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Diane, you've outdone yourself with all of these informative, inspirational posts today. Thanks for the recipes!!

May 6, 2004
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Fantastic post Diane. I'm defo gonna try one of these some day when i've free time

Jun 17, 2004
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Originally Posted by Naturally Nice ..but what do you do if you don't use Petroleum products? do you use beeswax? beeswax mixed with oil makes a nice balm. you can also use shea butter with oil.
Jun 21, 2006
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Wow these are awesome recipes. If you all are interested in more homemade facials, masks, and bath salts look in the skin care talk forum and the first post is all the goods! And thanks these things are always fun to make with friends, your kids, or just when you need a pick me up and your on a no buy for a bit like me!


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