Shortening Lip Balm
Melt shortening in the microwave, or over hot water, then add sweetened or unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix using enough drink mix to color the lip balm and add flavor. Some flavors to try: strawberry, raspberry, watermelon or blueberry.
Chocolate Lip Gloss
Melt equal parts shortening and petroleum jelly in the microwave, or over hot water, then stir in cocoa powder to taste.
Candy Melt Lip Gloss
Add ¼ teaspoon of grated paraffin wax, 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon vaseline and 1 candy melt to a ziploc bag. Place bag in a bowl of hot water until ingredients are melted. Knead bag slightly to mix liquids together. Snip off a corner of the bag and pour into lip gloss pot. Let cool until set before using.
Vanilla Lip Gloss Place a small of vegetable shortening in a small bowl and melt in the microwave or over a bowl of hot water. Add a little olive oil; just enough to make the cooled shortening a little less stiff. Add a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of vanilla extract; stir to combine all the ingredients. Pour lip gloss into small containers and let set. Chocolate or Cocoa Lip Gloss Fill a small container with petroleum jelly, then empty the petroleum jelly into a microwavable bowl. Microwave at 30 second increments until just melted. Alternatively, you could melt the petroleum jelly over low heat in a double boiler. Another way to melt the base ingredients is to put them in a plastic bag then float the bag in hot water until melted; simply snip off a tiny corner of the bag to pour out the liquid vaseline. Stir cocoa powder into the melted vaseline, using enough to flavor and color the lip gloss to your taste. Stir well to combine. Pour into the original pot and let cool until set. Berry Lipgloss Follow the directions for Chocolate Lip Gloss, but replace the cocoa with strawberry, raspberry or blueberry drink crystals or berry flavored kool-aid (with sugar already added). Honey Lip Gloss Combine three tablespoons of vaseline or petroleum jelly with one teaspoon of honey. Warm in the microwave, using 30 second increments, until melted. Or melt over low heat in a double boiler. Pour melted honey lip balm into small pots and let cool before using.