How to Make a Cocoa Vanilla Lip Balm

I’m loving a few ingredients at the moment; Cocoa butter, Macadamia oil and Monoi de Tahiti. I also needed a lip balm for winter, so figured I’d use all my favourite ingredients of the moment in these.

Here’s the formula and recipe for a 50g batch. I’ve written more about the ingredients below.

Phase A

30% (15g) Macadamia Oil

20% (10g) Cocoa Butter

20% (10g) Shea Butter

10% (5g) Monoi De Tahiti Oil

10% (5g) Candelilla Wax

9.5% (4.75g) Castor Oil

Phase B

0.5% (0.25g) Vitamin e


· Melt phase A in a heat proof beaker in a bane marie until melted

· Allow to cool to 40 degrees C and add phase B.

· Stir well to combine.

· Pour into lip balm tubes.

· Allow to set then use.

About the ingredients:

Macadamia Oil – Moisturizing, easily absorbed and nourishing.

Cocoa Butter – I used partly for the scent. It is an emollient that adds a protective hydrating layer to the lips.

Shea Butter – Moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and helps to heal and prevent chapped lips.

Monoi De Tahiti Oil – Anti-inflammatory, promotes healing and protects against dryness. I used partly for its delicious vanilla scent.

Candelilla Wax – Hardener that adds to a smooth application. You can sub with beeswax if you prefer, but may need to alter %.

Castor Oil – A humectant to promote hydration and lock in moisture.

Vitamin e – Antioxidant and good for cell regeneration to help heal dry lips.


It’s quite firm, so best used in a stick. It melts extremely well and my lips feel silky soft after.

It smells of chocolate and vanilla anyway, so I didn’t add any flavour oil for scent, though you can if you want to.

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