Try One of These 5 Easy DIY Lip Glosses Tonight

We've been known to get crafty here at Sweety High, especially when it comes to beauty!

We've showed you some awesome DIY hair masks, skin-saving DIY face masks, and even these yummy DIY bath bombs that make the perfect gift for your gals. The next thing we've been itching to whip up in the kitchen? Do-it-yourself lip gloss.

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Scroll below for a few of our favorite (and easy!) lip gloss recipes, using items you or someone in your fam probably already has laying around the house.

Old Lipstick Gloss



  • old lipsticks
  • coconut oil

This DIY is really simple. Check around for any old lipsticks lying around the house that are broken or have hardened (you can ask mom or sister, too) and cut off the lipstick from the holder. Put the lipstick in a small bowl and add about a tablespoon of coconut oil. You'll notice coconut oil is a common base in most of the DIYs. Then, microwave the mixture for about 10-25 seconds until soft, and then stir the coconut oil and the lipstick together until smooth. Place in a little container—you'll want to order THESE containers—and enjoy!

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Kool-Aid Lip Gloss



  • 2 tbsp coconut Oil
  • 1/2 package of Kool-Aid
  • water to form a paste
  • 1 tsp sugar or to taste

In a cup, soften the coconut oil by putting it in the microwave for five seconds. FYI, don't let the mixture to get too liquidy, it should just be soft and pliable. In another bowl, pour half a package of Kool-Aid, and add in just enough water to form a paste and see the color. This will be the color of your gloss, so choose your flavor wisely! Add in the sugar and then mix in the coconut oil. If you want the gloss to be more vibrant, add in more Kool-Aid. Whip ingredients together until smooth–which might take a few minutes. Store in a cute little plastic container.

Crayon Lippies



  • crayons (Crayola crayons only!)
  • coconut oil

This DIY is similar to the one above, but instead of Kool-Aid, it uses crayons! We're big fans of this one because of all of the different colors you can create–you can literally have any color of your choice. Check out this DIY tutorial on YouTube for a step-by-step guide.

All-Natural Clear Gloss

One small switch at a time, I'm working to reduce my carbon footprint. I'm seriously addicted to lip gloss in squeeze tubes so I tried this easy recipe by @naturallyhandcrafted with a few alterations. I hope to clean and reuse the tubes when they're empty, but not sure how well that will go! Has anyone ever tried this? #minimalme #diylipgloss #makelesstrash2016

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  • 2 tbsp grated beeswax
  • 3 tbsp shea butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 drops essential oil (we like vanilla!)

Heat up the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter for 45 seconds until it becomes a liquid. Then, gently mix the ingredients together and add a couple drops of vanilla essential oil. The amount of essential oil and the scent you use is up to you! 

DIY Shimmer Gloss

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  • un-petroleum jelly
  • shimmer dust

Measure about 1 tablespoon of un-petroleum jelly into a small bowl (the amount you need depends on the size of your container.) Add a teaspoon more if needed. Then, add in the shimmer dust and mix well. No exact measurements needed for this recipe (hooray!), just keep adding until the jelly takes on the shimmer color. Add your lip gloss to small containers. You can watch this quick tutorial, too!

Want to keep the DIY vibes going? Try THESE delicious DIY perfumes!