With My Lips Covered In Chocolate, I’m Irresistible! When You Whip Up My Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Recipe You Will Be Too!

cocoa butter lip balm recipe

Who wouldn’t want to have cocoa goodness smeared all over their lips, ripe for the licking, all day long!

My love of chocolate and soft, kissable lips is what inspired this recipe. You’ll enjoy it too, as will anyone who gets to experience your lips 😉

Like with my other two lip balm recipes this is a super simple, easy to customize recipe. You’re welcome to check out the other recipes but if you want to create some chocolate’y goodness this is where you want to be.

This recipe is actually unique. It uses oil, wax, and two types of butters – a hard butter (cocoa butter) AND soft butter. The second recipe above, with oil, wax and a soft butter is probably the most common. That makes this a fun and pleasantly different twist for lip balms.

Why Cocoa Butter?

Aside from the scent it’s actually an amazing ingredient for lip and skin care. It is used in lotions and creams, soap, hair conditioner, and all sorts of balms (not just LIP balms).

It’s also amazing in the winter or extreme heat of summer for healing lips that have been affected by extreme heat, cold or wind. Its emollient nature also adds a protective layer of hydration to your lips which makes it great for protecting your skin in very hot, dry, and cold temperatures. It’s pretty cool, because while you’re healing your lips you can also protect them, while ensuring they’re extra supple!

In terms of lip balm texture, I find that magic happens when you combine it with Shea Butter.

Here’s My Basic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Recipe

To create a fabulous cocoa butter lip balm you can use this basic recipe. The percentages are flexible so feel free to experiment.

  • 40% Oil
  • 25% Wax
  • 25% Soft Butter
  • 10% Cocoa Butter

If you’re confused by the percentages hopefully I can help simplify that for you. I usually create my lip balms based on tablespoon measurements. 4 Tablespoons is a good measure and will yield  9-10 tubes or 4-5 tins/jars. Below is simple recipe based on this:

  • 1.5 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Wax
  • I Tablespoon Soft Butter (i.e. Shea)
  • .5 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter

This creates a lip balm that is the perfect consistency for tube.  If you prefer a soft balm you could add a bit more oil and a bit less wax. Or perhaps more soft butter and less wax. It’s a really flexible recipe and as long as you stay pretty close to those measurements it’s pretty easy to create something amazing!

The Steps For Making a Lip Balm

There are really only 5 simple steps to making a lip balm.

Fill a pot with a little water


You just need enough to cover the sides of your measuring cup when it sits in the pot. You really don’t need a lot.

Measuring your ingredients

Based on the recipe above, measure your ingredients with a measuring spoon. I use a measuring cup not for the measurements, but because the handle stays cool while heating. It also make it easier to pour into the hot blend into tins and tubes.

Based on the recipe above, measure your ingredients with a measuring spoon. I use a measuring cup not for the measurements, but because the handle stays cool while heating. It also make it easier to pour into the hot blend into tins and tubes.

Place your measuring cup into your pot of water on the stove


Make sure there isn’t so much water in here that it spills over the edge. I like using a measuring cup that’s big enough that the handle hangs over the pot. This makes it easier to handle.

Heat your ingredients at a low temperature for 5-10 minutes (or until all beeswax beads are melted)


It’s really important that you do this slowly, on low heat. Otherwise your lip balms will have a funky burnt-like beeswax smell. If this is your first time making this recipe you can let it cool in the measuring cup (you can add it to the freezer to speed it up). If you want to make the balm softer or harder you can add more ingredients (start with 1/4 tsp at a time).

Add your ingredients to tins, tubes or jars and let them cool till hard


If you haven’t done this before you might make a bit of a mess. Tins and jars are much easier when you’re getting started but you can most certainly manage with tubes as well – even if you don’t have the fancy filling trays. Just pour slowly and watch your fingers!

Important Cocoa Butter Tip

It’s really important to heat this ingredient really slowly. Otherwise, the amazing scent will be ruined.



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About the author

Susanna, The Natural Skin Care Junkie

I'm Susanna, the Natural Skin Care Junkie! I became a certified Aromatherapist at the start of the Millennium and have been making my own skin care products ever since. During my time in the world of natural skin care, I have sold my own spa line (Oriana Naturals), a natural beauty box (Flynn & Sage) and a facial care line (Conscience Beauty Lab). I have taught live courses in DIY beauty and have been helping people make their own products with this site since 2013. Happy DIY'ing! Susanna

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