Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

Pucker Up With This Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

This citrus lip gloss is anything but sour, but it will surely make you pucker up those kissable lips! This all-natural recipe is a result of my lip balm experimentation with different oils. While some balms are rich and buttery, this one turned out super shiny on my lips and I couldn’t love it more.All Natural Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

I added bright citrus essential oils to uplift and sensual ylang ylang to bring on the romance. The result adds just the right amount of sparkle to a night out. Oh, and did I mention it’s all-natural? Here is how you can make it at home:

Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe



  • Double boiler
  • Small spatula or metal spoon
  • 12 lip balm tubes


Melt all of the ingredients except the essential oils in the double boiler. When just melted, remove from heat, add essential oils, and blend well. Pour into lip balm pots and leave untouched to set.How to make all natural lip gloss - this has essential oils that make it smell like the tropics!

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  1. Debbie stedtfeld
    Debbie stedtfeldJuly 14,14

    What is and where do I find Candellia wax?

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 15,14

      Hi Debbie, it’s a natural wax that’s a bit harder than beeswax so it will give the lip gloss some firmness. It’s derived from the Euphorbia cerifera plant. I’ve added links to the ingredient list above so you can find it online. Thanks!

  2. cassie
    cassieJuly 18,14

    will any of those essential oils make your lips more sensitive to light? I read about being careful with citrus EO’s, and being careful with how much sun you get when you wear them, but I don’t remember which ones they were…

  3. Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 18,14

    Good question, Cassie. I couldn’t find anything in my books or online to support it one way or the other. I would suggest that while in the sun you use a lip balm with shea butter like this one and save this gloss for a night on the town!

  4. Mary
    MaryAugust 15,14

    Hi – What labels do you use? I can’t seem to find a good size.

  5. Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 15,14

    Hi Mary, you can get the labels here

  6. Shannon M
    Shannon MDecember 26,14

    what do you think gave it the extra shine? I have all the ingredients on hand except the candelilla wax. Could I just use an extra tsp of the beeswax?
    Many thanks!

  7. Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 8,15

    It’s the mix of oils that make it shiny. You can try it with more beeswax but it will be a bit of a softer balm. You could also use carnauba wax which is another hard wax.

  8. Sarah
    SarahJune 3,15

    Hello, What would you recommend if I wanted to make a lip balm that was more thick, soft, stickier. I tend to prefer these over the hard, oily ones. Should I just increase the amount of beeswax? Thank you!

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