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вторник, 9 февруари 2010 г.

How to Make a Natural Lip Gloss :))

Natural beauty supply products tend to be extremely expensive while the quality of natural ingredients can be a bit questionable. Making your own natural lip gloss is a fun afternoon project that allows you to pamper yourself for a fraction of the cost. With a basic natural lip gloss recipe, you can experiment with natural dyes and scents to customize your perfect gloss.


Things You'll Need:
•Sweet almond oil
•Double boiler
•Vitamin E capsules
•Essential oil (optional)
•Flavor (optional)
•Natural coloring (optional)
•Small sealable container

STEP 1: Melt 2 tsp. of beeswax and 2 tbsp. of cold pressed or extra virgin sweet almond oil in a double boiler. It is important that you heat the mixture slowly, as excess temperatures can destroy the healing elements of natural oils. Make sure that the mixture never gets so hot that it is uncomfortable to touch.
STEP 2: Remove from heat and stir in two to four drops of oil squeezed from a vitamin E capsule. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that will nourish and protect your lips, but it is also a natural preservative for your natural lip gloss.
STEP 3: Leave your natural lip gloss as is, or add five drops of a healing essential oil of your choice. Some nice oils for lip gloss include mint, tangerine, coffee or strawberry.
STEP 4: Spice it up and add some flavor by adding two to four drops of cinnamon oil, vanilla extract or even melt a very small piece of organic peppermint candy or all-natural baking chocolate into the wax and oil mixture.
STEP 5: Get wild and experiment with color. A few drops of juice from fresh beet, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, carrot, blueberry or even a bit of strong coffee are all great ways to get your favorite color. The amount of dye you add to your lip gloss will depend on your personal choice; however, you should make the shade in the pot slightly darker than the desired finished color.
STEP 6: Stir the mixture occasionally as you allow it to cool. While still slightly warm, transfer your natural lip gloss into a small sealable container, allowing it to cool completely before sealing.


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