How To Make Your Own Body Glitter!

Do you ever wear body glitter?


You should. We all should. Regularly.

Especially now… during the HOLIDAY season. Trees should not be more sparkly than you.


So, in an effort to help us be prepared I give to you instructions on…

How To Make Your Own Body Glitter, BOOM!

You will need a body glitter receptacle, aloe vera gel (unmedicated/unscented), something to stir with and GLITTER.

Notes about the glitter: Use can use fine glitter if you want. It just takes a lot more. I recommend not-so-fine glitter. I prefer silver or gold as opposed to color. It’s a personal preference – you just go on with your glitterfied self! 

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Once you have your stuff, go to it. Pour the aloe vera gel into your container, then the glitter, then stir. Various sites tell you how many teaspoons/cups… I say, trust your eye.

It’s about a relationship, not a measurement.

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A few stirs of the stick and you have your very own body glitter and I 1000% guarantee you will be very happy.

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body glitter by me (you)

I used the silver glitter on my chest. I made some body glitter using pink-pruple glitter. It doesn’t show up as well against the tan-ness of my skin. I  think the silver catches light more dramatically, and that was it was larger glitter than the pink/purple blend as well.

I had to go pick up my girls from a playdate after my little experiment. The glitter was a hit, even with the book salesmen who had cornered my friends. My friend said, “You’re wearing glitter!” I told her I made my own body glitter.

One of the salesmen said, “I noticed the glitter too!”

I beamed. It’s nice when you hard work is noticed.

Except it wasn’t actually hard work. Making body glitter is easy. The hardest part is finding aloe vera gel that isn’t GREEN. That stuff ruins all the body glitter fun.

Now go, my friends. Glitterfy! You too can make your own body glitter… and shine. Literally.

An aside: Some sites I looked at when researching this topic said one can add essential oils and/or food coloring. I say skip the food coloring. But if you love your essential oils – do it!

*originally published May, 2011*

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11 Responses to “How To Make Your Own Body Glitter!”

  1. Kerry says:

    Aaawweessoommeee! I luurve my body glitter – Weekend project! Thanks Jenny – You really know your glitter , haha 🙂 You Glitteroritist you! xx

  2. BrassyDel says:

    I ALMOST went to save this to make with my 10 year old niece, until I remembered that Gramma would KILL ME for all the of the glitter that will be all over her house afterwards.

    I used to work at a boutique aimed at girls 8 years and up, and we had MASSIVE amounts of glitter all over our house all the time!

  3. Vanesa K says:

    Oh my goodness!! My daughter is going to flip! I will have to do this asap!! Maybe I will post pictures when I get done.

    I am going to post pictures later this week of my very own, simple but a bit tedious, DIY picture project. Check it out JennyontheSpot. You too can make a picture as I have made a picture. Haha!

    Be looking for my post later this week. It is called Project Flower. (I just gave the finished project as a wedding gift yesterday. And seeing as how the happy couple have yet to open it…and have full internet access on their cell phones…I have to wait for them to get back.) Sigh…I am not feeling very patient. Lol! =)

  4. Michelle says:

    Do you need to use “cosmetic glitter”? I don’t know if there is such a thing. Just asking!

  5. Jo says:

    Glitter!!! Sparkles!!! Yay!!! 😉 xo

  6. Valarie says:

    I love this DIY! It’s taking me back to my tween years! Thanks Jenny!


  7. Skye says:

    I am never, ever, ever showing my son this tutorial. Not ever. Too dangerous.

  8. Sonya says:

    Where do you get the little containers that are in your picture? Where do you get your glitter? Danke!

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