Cocoa Vanilla Lip Balm

Today I’m going to put together a super simple formula for a lip balm with two of my favorite flavors: Cocoa and Vanilla.

There’s something so classic about these two flavors.

I think of chocolate vanilla twist ice cream cones, vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, and the hint of vanilla in a decadent milk chocolate truffle.

The Cocoa Butter won’t add much in the way of flavor, but I’m hoping the scent comes through strongly enough to blend with the Vanilla-Banilla Flavor Oil. If it doesn’t, I might consider adding a bit of Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil to a future formulation.

Join me in my workroom as I put together this easy lip balm and let’s see how it turns out.

What You’ll Need


Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Vanilla-Banilla Flavor Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil


Microwave-safe container
Silicone Spatula
Lip Balm Jars and Lids


20% Beeswax
15% Shea Butter
25% Cocoa Butter
36% Sweet Almond Oil
2% Vanilla-Banilla Flavor Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

50-gram Test Batch

10 grams Beeswax
7.5 grams Shea Butter
12.5 grams Cocoa Butter
18 grams Sweet Almond Oil
1 gram Vanilla-Banilla Flavor Oil
1 gram Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

12-ounce Batch

2.4 ounces Beeswax
1.8 ounces Shea Butter
3 ounces Cocoa Butter
4.32 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.24 ounce Vanilla-Banilla Flavor Oil
0.24 ounce Sugar Baby Flavor Oil


Weigh all oils into a microwave-safe container. Heat using short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until all oils are melted.

Using a pipette, add flavors. Stir well.

Pour finished lip balm into lip balm jars and allow to sit at room temperature until hardened. Put the lids on the jars, label, and enjoy.

Ingredients prior to heating.

Stirring flavors into melted oils.

Pouring lip balm into jars.

Seven filled jars cooling.


The test batch filled 7 of our size 33 Lip Balm Jars.

I was a bit disappointed that the cocoa scent did not really come through as strongly as I’d hoped. But the flavor is fabulous anyway, and even though I can’t taste or smell the cocoa, all the great benefits of Cocoa Butter are present in this firm lip balm. It definitely needs some chocolate flavor, so I’d change the formulation to include Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil in the future.

Cocoa Butter provides a great coating to lips to help prevent chapping and drying.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this super easy lip balm recipe and will make some for yourself soon!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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