This recipe should make enough to fill about 9 or 10 roller bottles. Each bottle holds 1/3 oz.
In a measuring cup, mix 1 oz. liquid glycerin with liquid food coloring until you have desired color (add a drop at a time and mix to see color). You can also add just a pinch of mica powder for a shimmery look! Fill roller bottles about 1/3 full with this mixture. Note: Our Liquid Bath & Body dyes are blends of D&C as well as FD&C dyes and are not made for consumption. We recommend using liquid food coloring in any products that go in or on the mouth! Note: Don't use too much mica powder or it could clog the roller ball! I have not tried this with cosmetic glitter and am not sure if glitter would clog the ball.
In a seperate cup, mix 2 oz. of your preferred veggie oil (castor, sweet almond, etc) and add 1/4 oz. (1/2 Tbsp) Kiss Kwenchers™ Pre-Sweetened Flavor Oil (or less according to taste). Add about 15 drops of Vitamin E oil. Mix well. Fill roller bottles up to the bottom of the neck with this mixture. Note: If you overfill the bottles the liquid will overflow when you insert the roller ball! Note: Remember, most flavor oils on the market are unsweetened, so if you use another brand you may need to add a sweetener such as Stevia. This recipe was written using our Kiss Kwenchers™.
The two different mixtures will remain seperated in the bottle, and when you turn it upside down the colored liquid will flow thru the clear oil and look like a lava lamp! This is a clear gloss, the color is just for visual effect, it does not color your lips. Note: You can add real honey or corn syrup to the glycerin to thicken it if desired.
Clear labels look best on these! You can buy clear Avery labels at your local office supply store to print on your ink jet or laser printer.
Be sure to include a label on the back, or a hang tag attached to the neck of the bottle that includes the ingredients! This is a cosmetic, so you must list the ingredients in proper order and by their INCI name. We have the INCI names for all of our vegetable oils & mica on our website. Here is an example of what your ingredient list should look like:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Glycerin, Flavor, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),
FD&C Color#, Mica (&) Titanium Dioxide.
(You should be able to get the FD&C color number off the food coloring package)
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