Lip gloss was developed in the 1930s for actresses starring in black and white films. Our friend Georgia Pellegrini shows us how.
Lip Gloss Ingredients
2 teaspoons pure, filtered, unbleached cosmetic grade beeswax pastilles
1 teaspoon organic raw shea butter
3 teaspoons organic unrefined coconut oil
20 drops of essential oil of choice (peppermint, tangerine, lavender, grapefruit)
6 lip balm tubes
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small mason jar and put it a simmering hot water bath. Stir the mixture until all of the beeswax and shea butter has melted.
2. Turn the burner off and remove the pot from the heat.
3. Fill the lip balm tubes using a funnel. Let the tubes sit undisturbed for 20 minutes to cool and set (Leave any spill-over temporarily undisturbed. It is not worth trying to wipe it off at this point.).
4. After your balm has cooled and set, it is ready to go.