Here's a lip gloss recipe I like using essential oils:
2 tsp. beeswax
7 tsp. castor, jojoba or sweet almond oil
1 tsp. honey
5 drops of an essential oil (lemon, orange, peppermint, etc.)
Melt the oil and beeswax until beeswax is melted. Remove from heat and add honey. Whisk it all together. When the mixture is nearly cool add the essential oil, mix it up again and then pour into a lip balm container.
If you wish it to be a little harder, simply add more beeswax.
½ cup sweet almond oil
¼ cup apricot kernel oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
2 tablespoons beeswax
10 drops sandalwood essential oil
Heat safe glass or ceramic bowl
Combine the sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax in a small, nonmetallic container and place in a saucepan that has about 2 inches of water in it. Heat the mixture over medium heat until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from the heat, and as it cools slightly, add the essential oil. Pour into containers and set aside to cool. Makes about 1 cup.