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Basic Lip Gloss Recipe

Ingredients: Paraffin wax, Coconut oil, Petroleum jelly Candy melts (to color the gloss and make it taste sweet) Oil-based candy flavoring (if you want a special flavor), Grater Wax paper Ziploc bag Small container (recycle old lip gloss / balm containers or even 35mm film containers)

Grate a bit of paraffin wax onto wax paper. Put ¼ teaspoon grated wax into the plastic bag. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly, and 1 candy melt to color the gloss and make it sweet. Add 1/8 teaspoon oil-based candy flavoring if you like.

Seal the bag and put it in a bowl of hot water to melt the ingredients, for approximately 3-5 minutes. (Use tap water! Please never use a microwave or stove to heat the water).

When all the ingredients are melted, take the bag out of the water. Move the ingredients around in bag to mix. Make sure you work quickly. Clip off a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze gloss into the clean container. Let it set for an hour. If you canít wait that long, just put this in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Use a cotton swab to apply gloss to help your product last longer. Your lip-gloss should last a long time. If it changes color, odor, or texture, though, throw it away.


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