Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY: Lip gloss/ Lip balm (For dry lips/ something to combat winter lip cracks)

I have been obsessing with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) stuff since I was in high school. I love how natural they are, easy to do, effective and the ingredients are usually found at the comfort of your kitchen! Since I am now blogging about anything and everything under the sun, I decided to share those DIY stuff. This will be the start of a series of DIY in my blog. yay!!!

For the pilot DIY entry on KimchiiMommy blog, here's a lip gloss/lip balm tutorial.

Lip gloss:

What you need:
  • olive oil
  • white sugar
  • small container (a bottle cap or lid will do the trick)
  • lip stick brush

What to do:

  • Mix a few drops of olive oil to white sugar. 
  • Stir until you reach the consistency that you desire.
  • Use the lip stick brush to brush it onto the lips.

Lip balm:

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 3/4 tsp. beeswax-grated (this will harden a bit the mixture; perfect lip balm!)
  • flavored oil i.e. vanilla or peppermint (you may choose to skip this) 
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • Container of your choice.

What to do:

  • In a small saucepan, heat olive oil, honey and wax until melted.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. It shouldn't be past 3 minutes because it would be too hard for the next procedure to be done.
  • Stir in flavoring (if you have/want) and contents of Vit. E.
  • Pour onto the container of your choice.


Olive oil is one of the best blessings from God to mankind especially to women. It's one of the best beauty "secrets" ever known. It is a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin as well as a strong antioxidant; Vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin that has been damaged due to overexposure to the sun, cigarette smoking etc. Let's not forget the yuckyyyyyyy cracking of the lips that cold weather/ winter brings too!


You may want to add color to your DIY lip gloss/balm. You may choose from the following:

Red Beet

Pomegranate (Seeds)


You will be needing the juice and mix it with the gloss/balm procedure. You may use a microwave for the red beet (40 seconds will do) and crush the other fruits. 

There you go!!! 

You may request for some DIYs and I will do my best to address to each one. Please comment below, Tweet me @KimchiiMommy (Twitter) or email

Stay tuned for more DIYs from your KimchiiMommy. ^0^

love lots,
Geline <3


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