Sweet Red Licorice Lip Gloss


Red licorice takes me back to the good old days. When I was younger, it was my all time favorite candy. Who am I kidding? When I was young, any candy was my favorite! The Red Licorice Flavor makes me think of going to the movie theater, I would always get a bag of Twizzler Nibs and a giant soda to help me make it through the movie.

Finished jars of Red Licorice Lip Gloss.

Finished jars of Red Licorice Lip Gloss.

This would be a perfect project to make for Valentine’s Day! It is so easy to make and couldn’t every girl always could use more lip gloss? 😉 This gloss has only been tinted and does not really add color to the lips just makes them shiny. I think it would pair perfectly on top of a lipstick or just plain by itself!

Our Red Licorice Flavor Oil has notes of cherry and berry, it is a perfect flavor oil for all ages! This recipe is super easy and its bound to win your heart. The recipe below will make 1 ounce or 28 grams.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Carnauba Wax
Red Licorice Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Silver Mica
Equipment
Microwave Safe Container
Daisy Butter Pots
Spoons
Scale
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces:
0.95 ounces Castor Oil
0.03 ounces Carnauba Wax
0.03 ounces Red Licorice Flavor Oil
0.01 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
0.01 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Q.S. Silver Mica
Recipe in grams:
26.3 grams Castor Oil
0.84 grams Carnauba Wax
0.84 grams  Red Licorice Flavor Oil
0.28 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
0.28 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Q.S. Silver Mica
Recipe in Percentages
92% Castor Oil
3% Carnauba Wax
3% Red Licorice Flavor Oil
1% Natural Vanilla Oil
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Q.S. Silver Mica

Q.S. means quantity sufficient. I barely dipped the tip of a pipette into the Ruby Lip Balm color and then swirled the pipette into the warm lip gloss to get my pink tinted lip gloss.

Pouring the Castor Oil in to my microwave safe beaker.

Pouring the Castor Oil into my microwave safe beaker.

Adding the Carnauba Wax to the Castor Oil.

Adding the Carnauba Wax to the Castor Oil.

The first step in making this lip gloss is to weigh out the Castor Oil and Carnauba Wax into a microwave-safe container. Now you can heat in the microwave for short bursts of time until the wax is melted. Once the wax is melted, you get to add the fun stuff like flavor and colors!

Adding a tiny bit of Ruby Lip Color!

Adding a tiny bit of Ruby Lip Color!

Daisy Butter Pots filled with Lip Gloss as they cool.

Daisy Butter Pots filled with Lip Gloss as they cool.

When we say that a little bit goes a long way with the lip color, we really mean it! I would suggest starting by dipping the end of a toothpick into the color then swirl it into your gloss. You can always add more if needed, so start small. Same with the Silver Mica, sometimes it is hard not to go crazy with the sparkles, but really you only need one of the .15 cc scoops. If you add too much Silver Mica, it could give your gloss a grainy texture. We don’t want that!

This recipe is so easy and you only need a few items, it could be done with any flavor that you have lying around. I hope you enjoyed it!

 

 

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About Katy

I am a twenty something goofy, cat-loving, outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy gardening, fishing, and camping. A few of my favorite fragrances are Juicy Pear, Love Spell, and Jacob. I can't lie, I am a bit of a newbie in the soap making world but I am ready to learn and so excited!

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