So, armed with a year's worth of research and experience making this sort of thing, I decided to create my own recipe.
3 tsp cocoa butter
1 tsp shea butter
1 tbsp beeswax
2 tsp sweet almond oil
3 ml essential oil (optional)
1/4 tsp stevia sweetener (optional)
I melted the first four ingredients in an improvised double boiler, then removed it from the heat and added the essential oils and stevia. The essential oil blends I used were:
- Citrus Spritzer: 2 ml orange and 1 ml lemongrass
- Minty Fresh: 2 ml peppermint (2nd distillation), 1 ml spearmint
- The Cranberry Fig was made using a fragrance oil.
I'm very happy with this recipe, and I can't really think of how I'd improve it. I may experiment with using a tiny amount of honey instead of stevia, so I'll let you know how that goes after I order some more tubes.