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.
- Wondering How To Make Lip Balm That’s Amazing? Here’s My Super Easy, 2 ingredient, Go-to Recipe!
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
Measuring your ingredients
Place your measuring cup into your pot of water on the stove
Heat your ingredients at a low temperature for 5-10 minutes (or until all beeswax beads are melted)
Add your ingredients to tins, tubes or jars and let them cool till hard
Important Cocoa Butter Tip
It’s really important to heat this ingredient really slowly. Otherwise, the amazing scent will be ruined.