A child’s skin is very delicate and can easily be damaged if they use any kind of product that is not suitable for them. Even experts recommend that children should not apply makeup before a certain age. The more the skin is left natural, the better it is. Although there are, certain kinds of beauty products that you can still let you child use. One such product is lip-gloss. Well, instead of getting it from the market, you can make it very safe for your child by making it at home. Here are a few ideas of homemade lip-gloss that is perfect for your child.
- Lip gloss from Kool Aid
You can choose any Kool aid flavor that your child loves.
You can take some Vaseline and put it in the microwave oven and using the one minute intervals melt it down into a liquid form. Be sure that you do not let your child handle this bowl, as it will be very hot. After that, mix the Kool aid flavor of your choice. You would need to ensure that you do this fast since it can turn into its gel for very soon. Once it is ready, you can store it inside small containers and let your child use it.
- Lemon lime lip gloss/balm
2 tablespoons of olive and coconut oil each
A tablespoon of beeswax (cosmetic graded)
5 drops of lime as well as lemon essential oil
Place all the ingredients in a pan and boil them over a low heat. For the stove heating process, it is advisable to take differently sized pots; the one that will be in direct contact with the stove will be filled with water while the other one will be placed over it. Considering that it is very difficult to take out beeswax, you can use an old pot that you no longer need for making lip balms in the future. Alternatively, you can also put the bowl in the microwave oven but be sure to keep a watch on the bowl. If you want to add in some color to your lip balm, you can use a little eye shadow or lipstick while the mixture is boiling. Keep on steering regularly so that the mixture is a smooth paste and there are no lumps.
- Healing lip balm/gloss for the winters
If you have cracked or chapped lips, this recommendation is ideal for you.
Couple of drops of essential oils (optional)
Two Vitamin E capsules
A pinch of raw or organic honey
A tablespoon virgin coconut oil
A tablespoon of cosmetic grade beeswax
You have the choice of using a double boiler or taking two pans so that you can mix the mixture well. First, let the mixture heat over a medium heat, let the beeswax melt halfway, after which you can add the honey and coconut oil. Then you need to wait until the three melt completely, and you should add the vitamin E capsule then and mix it well. If you are using essential oils, this will be the right time for you to also mix that into the mixture. Once it is all mixed well, pour it into a container and let it cool down. You can use this mixture every night or even let your child carry it along with them.
- Lavender lip balm
Lavender is not just a relaxing flavor but also has a lot of essential properties that make it a perfect choice for a lip balm/gloss.
4 tbsp of olive, almond or jojoba oil
A tablespoon of beeswax pearls or grated beeswax
A tsp of honey
3 Vitamin E capsules or ¼ tsp of vitamin E oil
7 drops of essential oil (lavender)
A teaspoon of coco powder (optional)
A teaspoon of natural lipstick for the color (optional again)
First, you need to warm the honey; beeswax and essential oils in a bowl or stainless steel pot and let them melt over low heat.
Once everything has melted, remove it from the heat and mix the colored lipstick, cocoa powder, Vitamin E and essential oil.
Then take a shallow pan filled with ice cubes and water, or ice water and place the bowl above it. During this time, you can add the honey. Once you have done that, transfer this mixture into a container and set it aside for at least three hours.