Easy Lip Gloss Recipes

How to Make Lip Gloss

Lips are one of the main focal points on the face.

In order to keep lips looking soft and plump, it is really important to protect them with a naturally enriched lip balm.

Unlike our skin, our lips lack sebaceous glands and melanin; this is why our lips are often dry and parched.

Also, 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 recipe such as Glycerin or honey,

A protective emollient like Jojoba oil will keep your lips hydrated for longer.


The following recipes will show you how to make lip gloss quickly and easily.

They include natural, healthy ingredients such as Botanical Oils, Waxes, Butters, and Essential oils – all of which offer wonderful skin-nourishing benefits.

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

Chocolate Orange Lip Gloss

Want to know how to make lip gloss that tastes like chocolate?

Then Cocoa butter is a great ingredient to include in your formula, as it has a lovely chocolatey aroma.

This recipe includes healing Manuka Honey, which has amazing antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

10 g Beeswax
10 g Dark Cocoa butter
15 g Shea Butter
35 ml Almond Oil
1 tsp Manuka Honey
5 drops Orange Essential Oil
5 drops 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 lip gloss that’s infused with honey, then you will love this recipe.

12 g Beeswax
8 g Cocoa Butter
2.5 tbsp Calendula Infused Oil
1/2 tsp Manuka Honey
9 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
6 drops 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

Lime and Sandalwood Nourishing Lip Balm

15 g Beeswax
5 g Shea Butter
2 tbsp Jojoba Oil
1 tsp Calendula Infused Oil
8 drops of Lime Essential Oil
7 drops of 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 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“.