When you’re making your own lip gloss, you want it to look good (shiny, colorful, sparkly) and feel good (smooth, light, moisturizing). But you’re missing out on half the fun if you don’t pay attention to its flavoring, too. Deciding on the best flavors to add to your lip gloss will set it apart with some personality and leave your lips with a lingering air of freshness.
The “flavor” of a lip gloss, though, doesn’t mean its taste—it means its scent. You can improve the taste of lip gloss by adding a sweetener to the mix, such as Stevia, but if it’s too yummy, you’ll end up licking your lips too much and drying them out. You want your lip gloss to stay put on your lips, not in your stomach.
You can add another dimension to your lip gloss by adding aromas, which can be anything from crisp and fruity to spicy and luscious. Putting on lip gloss can be a more rejuvenating experience when you engage your sense of smell, or it can have a calming effect. Experiment with different formulas to see which ones you gravitate to most.
Many DIYers like to try flavors from eclectic sources, including honey, cocoa butter, vanilla, or even Kool-Aid powder. Through trial and error, you may find that it’s too unpredictable to account for unwanted changes in texture or even ingredients separating. Different materials have different weights and can complicate the process.
No ProbLlama has simplified the process with a selection of lip gloss flavoring oils that may actually make you hungry. At $9.49 for a 1-ounce vial of our food-grade Premium Lip Flavor Oils, you can use the accompanying glass dropper to play around with these flavors:
- Jelly Bean
- Candy Cane
- Cinnamon Roll
- Sugar Cookie
- Banana Cream Pie
- Gingerbread Cookie
- Chocolate Bunny
- Marshmallow Chicks
- Birthday Cake
- Bubble Gum
A little goes a long way with these oils, so start with just a drop at a time. Once you choose the best flavors to add to your lip gloss, combine them with No ProbLlama’s Versagel base and Premium Lip Oils Max, and you’re on our way to that elusive dream product you never could find in stores. Visit us for everything you’ll need to create your own lip gloss—and maybe, eventually, a beauty empire.