Yet another idea from Pinterest!
What you'll need:
- A container for your lip gloss (I used an Altoids tin)
- Either eye shadow or food coloring
- A bowl
- HOT water
- Peppermint extract or any other flavoring
Place the tin in a flat bowl
Put a spoon of Vaseline in the tin
Pour HOT water into the bowl.
Make sure none of the water gets in the tin.
The tin in the bowl of hot water works as a double boiler, melting the Vaseline.
Once the Vaseline is melted, now is the time to add the food coloring or eye shadow to give it some color!
When you use food coloring it does slightly tint your lips, so reds and pinks are okay.
Blues and greens aren't so great, unless of course you want your lips to be blue or green.
Also, now would be the time to add your peppermint extract or any other flavoring you like.
(the flavoring is optional)
Take the tin out of the water and mix in the food coloring with a toothpick.
(I took it out of the water to avoid getting the water in the tin)
While you do this check if your water is still hot.
If not, stick your bowl in the microwave for about a minute.
While you were mixing in the food coloring the Vaseline probably solidified.
No biggie, stick it back in the water and let it melt til it's all level.
Take the tin out of the water and let sit for a while before using.
And VOILA! You just made your very own lip gloss!