We have included several recipes for homemade lip glosses and balms in the Dining on a Dime cookbook. I thought I would post this one for those of you who have a bunch of lipsticks with only a little bit in the bottom of the tube that you hate to throw out.
It’s really easy to make this lip gloss with ingredients most of us already have.
Homemade Lip Gloss
3 Tbsp. petroleum jelly
1/4 tsp. lipstick*
Melt petroleum jelly and lipstick in the microwave, just until melted. Mix well and place in a small jar* or container.
*Add more or less lipstick for desired shade.
*I found a package of small clear containers at the Dollar Tree the other day, which would work perfectly for this, so if you have nothing small to put the homemade lip gloss in, you might try there.
Be sure to save any little containers you get and wash them out. They come in handy for so many things. Check your copy of Dining on a Dime for many other flavors and types of lip balms and glosses. Dining on a Dime includes a whole section on homemade beauty products and toiletries called Pretty for Pennies .
photo by: kwankwan