How to Make Lip Gloss from Kool-Aid Packets

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Who is excited to sit down and do a little crafting with the kids? If you have teens in your house, they are going to love this! Kool-Aid Lip Gloss which is made from Kool Aid packets. This is something different, yet super fun to do! Nothing is more fun than sitting around the table and making your own DIY lip gloss. If you have Koolaid in the cabinet, then you’re good to start on this awesome project!

What is Lip Gloss Made Of?

I give you a comprehensive list of what is used in the Kool-Aid Lip Gloss tutorial. However, if you just want to know what you need to make your own lip gloss, it’s simple. I’m using something as simple as coconut oil. I feel as though it’s an inexpensive way to make lip gloss. You will also need some type of flavoring, like Kool-Aid. You may already have all of these ingredients right in your own home. Homemade lip gloss is something that everyone needs to make at least once in their lives.

What Makes a Good Lip Gloss Base?

As I mentioned before, I am using coconut oil for this recipe, but there are other ingredients that make a good lip gloss base. If you’re able to use castor oil, this is an ingredient that said to give lip gloss a good shine. You will want to add mica and pigments to give it color. Here is a list of different kinds of butter that you can use as a lip gloss base.

  • Mango butter
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Any butter blend

As long as you don’t have any reactions to a certain type of butter, you can play around with it to see what works best. You may be surprised as to what makes a good lip gloss base and what doesn’t.

Ingredients for Making Lip Gloss from Kool Aid Packets

You can change up the ingredients you need for lip gloss, but I wanted to touch base on some of the ingredients I use for this recipe.

  • Coconut oil – If you know anything about coconut oil, you know how amazing of an ingredient it is. Coconut oil is actually 100% fat, which means you can make this a solid or a liquid. If the coconut oil gets too hot, then it will melt.
  • Sugar – A lot of times sugar is added to lip gloss. It helps give it a little bit of sweetness. I use it in my recipe for Kool-Aid Lip Gloss. You don’t need a ton, just enough to give it a bit of a sweet flavor.

There are very basic ingredients needed for making lip gloss. I think you’ll find this tutorial super easy and fun!

Is Kool-Aid a Good Ingredient for Lip Gloss?

When I was trying to put this lip gloss tutorial together, I wanted to choose something that would be simple. Most of my generation grew up on Kool-Aid and it was a super popular drink. We’d have it on hot summer days and it was budget-friendly. Hey, if it will make a good glass of juice, then I was positive it would help make an amazing lip gloss. I love the color the Kool-Aid gives off and it tastes great too! If you have little ones that enjoy eating their lip gloss, then this may be a good option for you.

What Do I Need to Make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss?

  • 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided and at room temperature
  • ½ to one package Kool-Aid
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 drops water
  • May also need:
  • Lip gloss containers
lip gloss base to make kool-aid lipgloss

How to Make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

We are about to dive into how you make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss. If I can make this lip gloss then anyone can make it. It’s seriously so easy to do! With the right ingredients and following this step-by-step process, you’ll be making this lip gloss in no time.

coconut oil for lip gloss base

Place 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a microwave-safe container. Heat in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Set aside. 

mixing the kool-aid powder lipgloss base

In a small bowl, stir together the Kool-Aid powder and sugar. Add 2 to 3 drops of water just until the color is bright and a paste forms.

mixing kool-aid and coconut oil
mixing kool-aid and coconut oil

Mix the Kool-Aid paste into the solid coconut oil. Mix together until well blended. Add the liquid coconut oil a few drops at a time just until the lip gloss is thin enough to be squeezed into a dropper.

mixing the homemade lip gloss

Fill the lip gloss containers with the liquid lip gloss.

Using kool aid packets to make lip gloss

Allow lip gloss to solidify at room temperature or cover and place in the refrigerator. 

homemade lip gloss

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