Homemade Glitter Gel

Homemade Glitter Gel from The Coconut Mama

A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial on how to make coconut oil lip gloss. I mentioned that my three-year old daughter loves to wear glitter gel. The ingredients in her glitter gel are completely unpronounceable! Definitely not something I want her to apply to her skin.

After doing some research I found that I could easily make her an all natural glitter gel with two ingredients, mica and pure aloe vera gel!

Mica is an all natural mineral powder used in mineral makeup. You can find it in many colors. I used mica powder. If you wanted a clear gel with specks of glitter you will want to buy white mica powder. You can also use all natural glitter to make this gel too! I was able to find mica at a local craft store.

You can purchase mica online if you can’t find it locally.Homemade Glitter Gel from The Coconut Mama


Homemade Glitter Gel Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Mix aloe vera gel and mica powder together. Be careful not to inhale the mica powder. It is a very fine powder and could cause breathing issues if inhaled.
  • Apply glitter gel to skin or hair as desired.
 
Homemade Glitter Gel
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon mica powder
Instructions
  1. Mix aloe vera gel and mica powder together. Be careful not to inhale the mica powder. It is a very fine powder and could cause breathing issues if inhaled.
  2. Apply glitter gel to skin or hair as desired.
 
 
Homemade Glitter Gel from The Coconut Mama

About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
17 comments… add one
  • Michelle June 1, 2016, 8:46 am

    Couldn’t you use coconut oil instead of the aloe gel, and not have to refrigerate it?

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  • shanzay July 15, 2013, 7:27 am

    excellent idea, love it

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  • belaglik July 7, 2013, 8:30 am

    I know I’m a horrible person, but my first thought when I saw this was was, “oh good! A healthier alternative for strippers!” 😀 Hey, we all gotta make a living somehow!

    Reply
  • Alena Belleque June 24, 2013, 9:01 am

    Is mica safe on the skin?

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  • Katie March 23, 2013, 7:26 am

    Do you have a source for the mica? I looked on amazon and its hard to tell what is safe.

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  • Rebecca Watkins December 12, 2012, 3:33 am

    Super idea Tiffany! Do hope to see you over at Seasonal Celebration- ( Natural Mothers Network) now taking place every Wednesday!

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  • Tessa December 10, 2012, 1:26 pm

    Featuring this this week on AFW!

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  • Jennifer Christi December 4, 2012, 6:26 pm

    How is it a bronzer? What else needs to be added?

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    • The Coconut Mama December 4, 2012, 7:28 pm

      Jennifer Christi » If you use gold mica it will look more like a bronzer than a glitter. The ingredients are listed above.

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  • The Coconut Mama December 4, 2012, 2:27 pm

    Good question, Sharon! The aloe vera gel needs to be refrigerated, so I do keep this in the refrigerator.

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  • Sharon December 4, 2012, 2:17 pm

    How long is the shelf life, and must it be refrigerated?

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