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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. Hello!
    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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Hello, just found you via the Living Home Grown podcast. Great stuff! I am allergic to almond (and all nuts/nut oils)…what could I substitute for the sweet almond oil in this and other recipes? Thanks.

    • Hi Jenn, Thanks for the note! You can swap it with grapeseed oil in this recipe. I’m not sure how that would work on all other recipes so rather than swapping oils, I would suggest looking for nut-free recipes. If you are looking for a lip balm, this recipe ( can be customized to change up the flavour, so you could use it as a base and just add in the flavour of your choice.


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