My post popular post of 2011 by far was my Kool-aid lip gloss. Since so many people seem interested in making this cute little gift, I thought I would make some more for Valentine's Day this year. Kirsten and I decided to make some chocolate lip gloss this time, using the same steps as we did with the kool-aid. All you need is some vaseline, some cocoa powder, and a sprinkling of sugar for some sweetness. The colour is a nice chocolaty brown and leaves a very subtle tint on your lips. It doesn't really taste like chocolate, but the sugar gives it a little sweetness. When you realize how simple these are to make, you're going to want to make them for all your little Valentine's.
I had some leftover lip gloss containers from the last lip gloss we made and I made some brand new lip gloss labels if anyone wants them. I printed them on sticker paper and used my awesome 1" paper punch to cut them out. Here is what the labels look like:
If you want the labels, click here to get them for free!
* some people who made the kool-aid lip gloss were having trouble getting the drink crystals to dissolve. It seems if the melted vaseline is too hot you'll have trouble dissolving. I took more pictures this time of the process and hopefully it helps!*
What you'll need
microwave safe bowl
lip gloss containers
labels printed on sticker paper
1" paper punch
1. put about 1 cup vaseline in a microwave safe bowl
2. heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating (this is very important, don't just throw it in the microwave for a few minutes!). It took me about 7-8 minutes the batch of vaseline. It will be liquid when it is fully melted. Make sure you wear gloves or oven mitts and make sure children are being supervised. This is what it will look like when it's melted:
If you find the vaseline REALLY hot you may want to let it cool for a bit before you mix in the cocoa powder. I didn't and didn't have any trouble dissolving the cocoa powder but some of my other readers had trouble dissolving the kool-aid if the vaseline was too hot!
3. stir in a couple spoonfuls of cocoa powder and a sprinkling of sugar for some sweetness. You don't need exact measurements here. Just put some cocoa powder in until you reach your desired colour. I used a couple small spoonfuls. Stir until it is all dissolved. This only took about 30 seconds. If it's not dissolving the vaseline may be too hot. Let it cool a bit.
4. if starting to solidify you can heat again for another 30 seconds - skip this step if it is still liquidy
5. pour into your lip gloss containers and leave to solidify - a couple hours
6. print out labels on sticker paper
7. using either a 1 inch punch, or scissors, cut out the circle labels and attach to your lip gloss container
8. give to all your favourite people, but remember to save a few for yourself too!
If the lip gloss containers that I used above are sold out (as they sometimes tend to be), here are some other options you can use: