I love DIY beauty projects for three reasons- they are fun, they allow you to know what is actually in what you are using on your body, and they allow you to pamper yourself in a way that is good for you. Any time there is a change of seasons, the lips often get dry and if you don’t do anything, they can get cracked and rough. Lip scrubs gently exfoliate and soften your lips while lip gloss further heals and moisturizes them to give you your healthiest lips. I love the little bite of red hot cinnamon candies so I thought this would make a delicious addition to an awesome scrub/gloss combo. I came up with a two in one combo that serves as both a homemade lip exfoliator and homemade lip gloss recipe. You will love getting to make your own lip balm that is pretty and has a delicious flavor. This Red Hot Cinnamon Lip Gloss also makes a perfect DIY gift for Valentine’s Day or girls birthday party favors.
Easy Red Hot Cinnamon Homemade Lip Exfoliator
Homemade Lip Exfoliator / Gloss Supplies: (affiliate amazon links provided for your convenience)
12-20 Red Hots candies
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 Tablespoon beeswax granules
1-2 drops of Cinnamon Flavoring (optional, depending how much you like cinnamon flavor)
5 Makeup pots
Red Hot Cinnamon Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe Directions:
Place 10-12 Red Hots in a mini processor or coffee grinder and grind until candy is a fine powder.
Place beeswax and coconut oil in a small heat safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments until melted, stir often. Once melted stir in crushed red hots and cinnamon flavoring to combine well.
Carefully scoop into little makeup pots, I like to upcycle and reuse containers that I have on hand from store bought items but I have also included a link for you to buy new ones.
Allow to cool completely before you add the lid.
To use homemade lip exfoliator:
Scoop a generous amount of the homemade lip exfoliator & gloss mixture out with your finger, rub vigorously into lips, gently wipe away of the candy bits with a damp cloth leaving the moisturizing ingredients behind. To use just as a gloss, just swipe a small amount from across top and apply to lips, any small bits will easily dissolve.
This red hot cinnamon homemade lip gloss recipe should make about 5 pots, but that will vary depending on the size of the container you use. I hope you enjoy this homemade lip exfoliator & gloss in one. I think the candies give it a great taste and color. What do you think?