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Raspberry Lip Gloss


Beauty products are something that I generally avoid dabbling with. One reason is that I just don’t use many! Second, I think to myself… if they are manufactured this well already, is it really worth messing with?
But I was on a mission to create some DIY gifts for my friends, so I think I’d give it a try.
Lip gloss is a pretty safe bet as a gift. I don’t wear much make-up at all, and I still dab on some lip gloss here and there! So I went to work creating a DIY raspberry (& coconut) flavoured lip gloss :)



Coconut oil
Raspberry Extract
An old lipstick
A couple of containers to hold the gloss (mine are from the dollarstore)
Microwavable bowl


 Melt equal amounts of vaseline and coconut oil together in the microwave until completely melted. I used 1/2 cup of each and it took about 90 seconds, stopping every 30 seconds to stir together.

Then empty the lipstick into the mixture – I used almost the entire stick. You can see from the pictures above that the colour will be slightly diluted, so choose a colour that is slightly darker than you want. Finally, add the raspberry extract and stir until all is combined. I almost used the entire tiny bottle, because I needed that much to taste the raspberry flavour.

Carefully spoon the lip gloss into your containers.


 I made tiny labels for the jars, but cutting cardstock circles, and covering them with washi tape to add some more colour!

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Simple, beautiful, and useful – the trifecta!
Stay tuned to see what else went into the gift bags :)

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Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Can you leave out the lipstick and just use food coloring instead?


Friday 26th of August 2016

What size were your containers and how many did it make?


Friday 26th of August 2016

They were from the dollar store, so I don't know the exact size, but they were about the size of a small lime (sorry, that's the best reference I can think of!). This made 6-8 of them depending on how much you put in each container. Hope you like them!

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Tuesday 24th of February 2015

You are so creative! Love your website:)


Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Thank you :) Glad you were able to stop by!


Sunday 12th of October 2014

This is great and something my teen daughter can make and give away as gifts. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.