DIY mint chocolate lip gloss.

Making your own lip gloss sounds really complicated, right? Nope! Well, it would be if you were going to load up your lip gloss with tons of chemicals and additives and preservatives like the store-bought stuff.

I mean, think about it: lip gloss goes on your lips, which is right by your mouth. Which means that there’s a damn good chance you’re going to end up consuming some of that stuff that makes your lips pretty. So wouldn’t you rather prettify your pout with some all-natural gloss that smells and tastes fantastic, and also happens to be natural and edible?

Homemade Mint Chocolate Lip Gloss
Yield: 1 small jar lip gloss (about .20 ounces)Total Time: 5 minutes
ingredients:
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure almond oil
1 teaspoon cocoa butter
3-4 drops pure vitamin E oil
1-2 drops pure peppermint extract
3-4 semisweet chocolate chips

directions:
Place all ingredients in a small heat-safe bowl (glass or metal is good) and set aside.

Place a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water in it over medium-low heat, and heat until the water is steaming and simmering.

Set the bowl on top of the steaming pot of water, taking care that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Using a small spoon or spatula, slowly melt the ingredients until they are melted and thoroughly combined. This should take about 5 minutes.

When the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth, pour the lip gloss into a sterilized small container and allow to cool to room temperature until solid, about 1 hour.

Store the lip gloss in your purse or in the fridge, but be cautious that it will melt under hot temperatures! Apply with your finger or a small brush.

The lip gloss should keep for up to two months.