1/4 cup sesame oil
2 teaspoons beeswax, melted
1 ounce camphor or menthol
Alkanet root (optional)
Heat sesame oil, beeswax and camphor or menthol to the boiling point. Remove from heat. Beat until cool. Whip until it is cold or set. The camphor is for chapped lips, and menthol gives a mint-like taste. You can use 1/2 ounce of each, if desired.
For colored gloss: Soak alkanet root in the sesame oil for 2 weeks. This will color the oil a dark red. Strain the oil before combining it with the beeswax and camphor or menthol.