Give this All Natural Cocoa Butter Lip Balm recipe a try and it will quickly become your go to recipe! It is simple and inexpensive to make while keeping your lips moisturized all year long.

Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Recipe

For those seeking a simple and organic method to hydrate their lips, this homemade lip balm formula is effortless to create. All Natural Cocoa Butter lip balm is simple to make and will have your lips moisturized in a matter of seconds.

Why you will love Cocoa Butter Lip balm:

  • All natural ingredients. With only a few ingredients, you can know exactly what is in this lip balm.
  • Frugal. Lip balm can easily cost $4 or more a tube. This easy DIY is inexpensive and will save your family money.
  • It works great. This recipe is moisturizing and works so well on chapped and dry lips.
Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

Why use natural lip balm?

Store bought synthetic lip balms often contain a host of ingredients including chemicals and more. It is actually very simple to make lip balm at home.

You can easily know exactly what is in the lip balm and not worry about harsh ingredients. This simple recipe is perfect for the entire family to use and gentle on children’s lips. It also makes a great gift for friends and family.

Ingredients for Lip Balm with Cocoa Butter:

How to make Cocoa Butter Lip Balm:

  • Step 1. In a small microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, add beeswax, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

    The beeswax will be the last thing to melt. Just keep stirring as it will melt into the mixture.
Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.
  • Step 2. When melted, stir in honey and oils.
Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.
  • Step 3. Quickly but carefully pour the liquid into small lip balm containers and let set until hardened. You can use a lip balm tin or lip balm tubes.
Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

Is cocoa butter good for lips?

Yes, cocoa butter is very moisturizing and great for chapped lips. It is the perfect ingredient to use in this homemade lip balm recipe to get rid of dry skin.

Cocoa butter is so rich and makes this lip balm perfectly moisturizing. It is much better for lips than lip gloss.

What is the best butter for making lip balm?

Shea or Cocoa Butter both are great for lips and very simple to use. You can really melt this and use for lip balm. However, heat will melt lip balm easily. Due to this, use beeswax in lip balm for the best results.

Best oils for lips:

  • jojoba oil
  • coconut oil
  • vitamin E oil
  • avocado oil
  • almond oil

Keep in mind oils that have a strong flavor, such as olive oil and coconut oil, will impact the final product. The smell and taste of the lip balm is noticeably different.

Tips:

  • Double Boiler. We used the microwave to melt the ingredients and it worked great. You can also use a double boiler if you prefer.

    If you do not have one, it is easy to create one. Place a glass bowl over a saucepan and fill with water.
  • Work quickly. Don’t wait for the combined ingredients to come to room temperature or they will set. Immediately pour the mixture into the storage tin or tube while still hot. If you want to make several tubes or tins, we suggest working in batches.
  • Wait to add lips. Do not add the tops or lids to the containers until the lip balm has cooled. Cool the mixture before you add the tops.
  • Make Clean up easy. Clean up will be easiest if you wipe the bowl clean right away before it hardens.

Variations:

  • Essential Oils. Instead of vanilla, try sweet orange, peppermint or anything you love. Avoid oils that are considered hot oils.

    These include cinnamon, thyme, clove and oregano. They can create a burning sensation in the lip balm when applied.

    Limit citrus oils due to sun exposure. Citrus oils such as lemon, orange, bergamot and grapefruit can make skin sensitive during sun exposure. Citrus oils are phototoxic and can increase the risk of sunburn.
  • Substitutes for Shea butter. You can swap this out for coconut oil, avocado oil or sweet almond oil.
  • Soy Wax. Substitute bees wax with soy wax for a vegan option in this lip balm. It is very easy to make vegan lip balm.
  • Cocoa Butter Substitute. You can use mango butter instead of cocoa butter for an easy substitute that is also moisturizing.
Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

How to store homemade lip balm:

  • Tins. We are always making something around here so I order a big box of containers on Amazon. It is so handy having these already here when I am making a new product.

    They are very inexpensive and it tends to be a better deal by purchasing several at one time.
  • Lip Balm Tubes. If you prefer to have the lip balm in a traditional tub, store using this style container.

Lip balm will last several months up to a year. If you start to notice any foul odors or mold on the lip balm, dispose of immediately.

Beeswax acts as a natural preservative and will help the shelf life of lip balm. However, make sure to use clean hands when applying as it will also help to extend the shelf life.

If using a pot for storage, it is especially important to remind children to use clean fingers. Fingers that are dirty or soiled will make the lip balm dirty.

We also make this easy diy ice pack for another simple DIY.

Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

How to use All Natural Cocoa Butter Lip Balm:

Apply liberally to lips as needed. It is just that simple and works great.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What to do if the lip balm is too soft or hard?

Melt lip balm that is too soft. Then, add more beeswax to the mixture. Combine and pour back into containers.

Moreover, if the texture of the lip balm is too hard, remelt it and add oil. The addition of more oil should solve the problem and help to soften the lip balm.

How to prevent lip balm from cracking?

As lip balm dries, there are a few reasons that could result in cracked lip balm. This often is a result of incorrect ratios of ingredients.

It is important to make the DIY Lip Balm exactly as instructed. Too much wax can result in lip balm that is hard and can easily crack.

Temperature can also impact the final product cracking. If the mixture cools too quickly, it is prone to cracking. We do not recommend placing in the refrigerator to speed along the process.

Learn how to make all natural cocoa butter lip balm. You will love all natural cocoa butter lip balm to soothe dry skin. Homemade lip balm is so simple.

Print this DIY Lip Balm Recipe:

All Natural Cocoa Butter Lip balm

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Keyword: All Natural Cocoa Butter Lip balm
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Materials

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  • In a small microwave safe bowl, add beeswax, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • The beeswax will be the last thing to melt. Just keep stirring, it will melt!
  • When melted, stir in honey and oils.
  • Quickly pour into a small container and let set until hardened.

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  1. Noorlara says:

    Thank you so much ….i must try how to make this lip balm

  2. LB says:

    I will certainly try this recipe. I have bought enough lip balm to open a store and none last very long have to reapply all day to keep my lips moisturized. Looking forward to trying this one

    1. carrie says:

      Thanks! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  3. Cathy Podiak says:

    This recipe is amazing!!! I just picked up some honey today from our local apiaries. After applying 2 hours ago, my lips still feel wonderful. I also had my 84 year old mother try this and she “loves” it! Thank you!

    1. carrie says:

      Great to hear! Thank you for sharing. I love it too.

  4. Lisa says:

    Can I use peppermint essential oil instead of vanilla?

    1. carrie says:

      Yes, I have used peppermint essential oil in mine before and I loved it.

  5. Amy says:

    The link for the shea butter recipe doesn’t work on this page or the page for the 3 ingredient lip balms.

    1. carrie says:

      Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the links on both pages and here is the link as well – https://amzn.to/3nr8i3X (aff).