Back in the late 1970’s while in high school the beauty trend was lip gloss….
and lot’s of it! I fondly remember my Etienne Aigner burgundy purse filled with gum, a brush, pens and pencils, blush, maybe $1.00 in change to purchase lunch and of course….2 roller ball bottles of flavored lip gloss. Bubblegum was my favorite.
Fast forward to today. I am now 54 years old and can still imagine that smell and the feeling of the lip gloss. I DIY almost everything in products and love to challenge myself so with that I decided to research ingredients to make my own.
Follow this recipe and take a trip to 1976 with me don’t forget your disco dress 🙂
Roller Ball Lip Gloss-Imagine it’s the 70’s
- 3 Tb Sweet Almond Oil
- 1.5 Tb liquid vegetable glycerin
- I used one large drop of liquid vitamin E but you can omit that if you wish
- 1/8 tsp lanolin (you will want to heat it up until it is melted then cool it down and add to your roller ball bottle
- 5 drops of bubblegum flavor (or you can use peppermint oil, cinnamon, orange, strawberry, cherry or any oil, natural flavoring you wish)
Add all your ingredients into a bowl. Melt the Lanolin and allow to cool. Add it into the bowl. Use a small whisk and mix well. You will need a dropper or very small funnel to add to your bottles. This recipe should make approx 4 to 5 – 10 ml bottles.