Once in a while I get this urge to get my craft on. Ya’ know what I mean? But I don’t need cutesy stuff for my house, and I’m not so much into knitting and crocheting ’cause I’m just not good at it. But making tinted lip gloss and hard lotion bars, yeah, that will do it for me.
More importantly, though, I like to make some of my own personal care items because I like knowing that I’m using quality ingredients on my skin.
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So my lips need moisture once in a while, and my vanity likes a little color. This tinted lip gloss fits the bill. The powdered alkanet root imparts a ruby red color to the gloss, but on my lips, the color is subtle and quite beautiful. Just perfect for me.
Tinted Lip Goss Ingredients
Alkanet Root is a blue-flowered plant whose roots have been used as a red dye since antiquity. (Where to find wild-harvested alkanet root powder)
Olive Oil has been used since ancient times to soothe and moisturize dry skin. Olive oil is easily absorbed by the skin and is also rich in antioxidants which can help slow the aging of skin. (Where to find extra virgin olive oil)
Cocoa Butter is solid at room temperature but melts at body temperature. It is rich and creamy and soaks right into your skin. And it’s rich in anti-oxidants and has sun-blocking properties. (Where to find unrefined cocoa butter)
Beeswax is the emulsifying agent in this recipe and also helps to hydrate your lips. (Where to find beeswax)
Essential Oil – any essential oil may used; I like sweet orange since it goes so well with the cocoa butter. (Where to find quality essential oils)
Vitamin E Oil prevents rancidity and acts as an anti-oxidant. (Where to find GMO-free vitamin E oil).
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