In the seventies, the world learned that true beauty had a flavor, and that flavor was … Dr. Pepper. The classic Lip Smacker appealed to any teen with a sweet tooth, expanding their themes from fruits to soft drinks, candy, cereals, and alcoholic beverages (pina colada!). If you’ve outgrown kiddie gloss, but not the extra kick you get from those happy scents, learn how to add flavor to lip gloss so you can smell gorgeous, too.
The secret to DIY lip gloss with high shine and texture is simple—Versagel base. Once you heat up about 13 mg in the microwave, you can customize it with your own original flavor. You may remember licking your Skittles-flavored lips as a kid, but you don’t want it to taste too good. You’ll just end up licking it all off, reapplying, and wishing you had those calories back. The best lip gloss has just a hint of flavor, derived from the delectable fragrance that wafts up to your nose.
Lip Gloss Flavoring Oils
Creating your own lip gloss is about experimenting until you find your one-of-a-kind formula, and there are endless possible ingredients to try. You might want to start with flavoring specially created for lip gloss to ensure the right intensity so it won’t make the product too runny. No Prob-Llama’s Premium Lip Flavor Oils come with a glass dropper—try a drop at a time; you won’t need more than four. Flavors include:
- Jelly Bean
- Candy Cane
- Cinnamon Roll
- Sugar Cookie
- Banana Cream Pie
- Gingerbread Cookie
- Chocolate Bunny
- Marshmallow Chicks
- Birthday Cake
- Bubble Gum
As long as it’s an edible oil, almost anything will work. Water-soluble flavors aren’t effective, and essential oils are better than extracts. Add some of these ingredients to your lip gloss making supplies and make your own beauty blend:
- Essential oils such as orange, peppermint, cinnamon, rose, lemon, grapefruit, lavender, and vanilla
- Cocoa or shea butter
- Wild cards like Kool-Aid mix and chocolate
You can add some yummy to your lip gloss with honey, which has healing properties, too. Powdered Stevia is sweet, but be careful the texture doesn’t turn into a scrub. You can even try stirring in some chocolate, although we doubt you can resist the temptation to nibble it.
Once you’ve learned how to add flavor to lip gloss, try different combinations to set your product apart. Most of the best things in life have secret ingredients, but you can visit No Prob-Llama for all the rest.