Place 1/4 cup coconut oil in the top of a double boiler, or in a microwaveable cup. Add 2 tbsp. sweet almond oil, 4 tbsp. grated beeswax and 1/4 tsp. cocoa butter.
Heat the ingredients over low heat until the oils melt, but don't allow the mixture to boil. To melt the ingredients in a microwave oven, place them in the microwave for 4 to 5 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval. Stir the warm mixture until the oils completely blend.
Stir in 1 tbsp. honey and eight to 10 drops of cherry essential oil. Adjust the amount of cherry essential oil, one drop at a time, to suit your preference. Add two to three drops of food coloring or a small piece of red lipstick to the warm lip gloss if you prefer tinted lip gloss.
Stir the mixture thoroughly, then spoon the cherry and coconut lip gloss into small, sterile jars, tins or lip gloss tubes.
Allow the cherry and coconut lip gloss to cool and set. Use the lip gloss as desired.
1.1/4 cup coconut oil
3.2 tbsp. sweet almond oil
5.1/4 tsp. cocoa butter
7.8 to 10 drops cherry essential oil
9.Sterile jars, tins or lip gloss tubes
2.Double boiler or microwaveable cup
4.4 tbsp. grated beeswax
6.1 tbsp. honey
8.2 to 3 drops food coloring, or small piece of lipstick (optional)
Small jars, tin containers and lip gloss tubes can be purchased at craft and hobby shops, or at herbal supply stores. Used containers will work fine if the containers are clean and sterile.
Make a quick and easy cherry lip gloss by squeezing the juice of one or two cherries into a tablespoon of petroleum jelly. Add two or three drops of coconut essential oil to turn the lip gloss into cherry coconut lip gloss.