Easy lip gloss recipes

How to Make Lip Gloss

Are you one of those people who can never have enough lip balm?

Lips are one of the main focal points on the face, unlike our skin, lips lack sebaceous glands and melanin.

This is why our lips are often dry and parched, so its especially important to keep the delicate skin on the lips moisturised, so that they don’t get chapped, in order to keep them looking soft and plump,

Many of the cheaper, commercial lip gloss products are made from petrochemicals such as Mineral Oil, which is very drying; this is why you will often find people get addicted to Chapstick, they are trying to combat the dryness that the mineral oil is creating, instead of actually nourishing them with natural botanical ingredients.

Make sure you include a natural humectant in your recipes such as Glycerin or Honey and protective emollients like Jojoba oil will keep the lips hydrated for longer.

How to make lip gloss

Lip balms are quick and easy to make and once you start to make your own, you’ll want to make lots of different versions

The following DIY recipes will help you create lip gloss quickly and easily, they include natural ingredients, which offer wonderful skin-nourishing benefits.

Chocolate orange lip gloss

Want to know how to make a lip gloss that tastes like chocolate, Cocoa butter is a great ingredient to include in your formula, as it has a lovely chocolatey flavour and aroma.

10 grams beeswax
10 grams dark cocoa butter
15 grams shea butter
35 grams almond oil
2 grams manuka honey
0.2 grams orange essential oil
0.2 grams chocolate flavouring


  • Melt the Beeswax and Cocoa Butter in a double boiler
  • Add the Jojoba Oil and stir until liquid
  • Next, blend in the Essential Oils and Flavouring
  • Carefully pour the mixture into jars

Mandarin lip gloss

If you’re wanting to know how to make a lip gloss that’s infused with honey, then you will love this recipe which includes healing Manuka Honey, which has wonderful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

12 grams beeswax
8 grams cocoa butter
3 grams calendula infused oil
0.5 grams manuka honey
0.2 grams mandarin essential oil
0.2 grams anise essential oil


  • Melt the Beeswax and Cocoa Butter in the double boiler
  • Add the Calendula-Infused Oil and Honey, and stir until everything is liquid
  • Remove from the heat and add the Essential Oils
  • Then, pour immediately into clean jars

If you want to find more information on the types of butters found in balms, follow this link.

Lime and sandalwood nourishing lip balm

15 grams beeswax
5 grams shea butter
2 tbsp jojoba oil
1 tsp calendula infused oil
0.2 grams lime essential oil
0.2 grams sandalwood essential oil

Follow directions as above

Soothing cold sore tincture

5 drops geranium essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tbsp myrrh tincture


  • Measure out the Essential Oils and mix them all together
  • Ensure you store in a bottle made of blue, brown, or green glass, to prevent oxidation
  • You can either add this preparation to a Beeswax base or use it on its own
  • Ensure you apply the preparation sparingly to the infected cold sore

If you’re keen to find out more information on how to make lip gloss, check out our article, “The Best Lip Balm Recipes“.