Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Color and Glitter Test

Today, I tried to appease my girls, who love all things sparkly.

I ordered some nifty roller-ball tubes and colorants from www.thesage.com along with some cosmetic glitter. I looked back at some of the homemade recipes I tried and found this one, which was originally too liquid for a jar, but could be just right for a roller-ball tube. Here it is (makes 1 tube):

1 tsp Lanolin
1 tsp Coconut Oil
½ tsp Olive oil
One tiny toothpick tip of color
¼ tsp of glitter
I melted everything but the glitter together in a measuring cup resting in a pan of boiling water. I took it off the heat, added the glitter, stirred and poured it all (still hot) into a roller-ball tube.

I think these turned out pretty well. The color is really bright, I could have used less pigment (somehow) and it still would have been fine. I have the feeling that I could have ruined my clothes, the countertop, my nails, etc. if the pigment had gotten out of control, so definitely be careful if you test this at home.

The glitter is what makes my kids like it. A couple flakes make it onto the roller ball for each application, but really it just looks good in the tube.

I think I’d like to try adding flavor next time. Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

hi, where can you buy Lanolin, Coconut Oil and Olive oil? and is there anyway that they can be substituted ?

emy said...

hey i dnt have any containers like yours do you know where i could get lip balm containers from?