Making natural lip gloss more sticky

I have been trying to formulate the right all natural lip gloss for awhile now.

I’ve been using cera bellina, shea butter, castor oil and jojoba oil. It feels nice but very thin and slippery. I’d like to make something to thicken an add some stick so it wont run off the lips. Ive considered using cetyl esters? Any other natural suggestions are greatly appreciated!


  • Check the Substitute for Lanolin in Lipgloss post
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Add a polymeric film-former (best) or add lanolin itself (why use a substitute?) to extend into a film.
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