Vanilla, Coconut, Cocoa and Lime Lip Balm Recipe

4 min to read
Andrea Butje

For some time now, I've been crafting a delightful lip balm recipe that's become an absolute staple in my personal care routine.

It's a DIY delight that perfectly encapsulates my passion for homemade skincare - a testament to the fact that nurturing your lips can be an indulgent, tropical affair!

As we brace ourselves for the embrace of winter, what could be more heartwarming than a tropical escape right in your pocket? This lip balm not only offers a lush retreat to sun-kissed beaches with its tantalizing aroma but also provides much-needed moisture and healing to weather-beaten lips. It's the perfect antidote to the harsh cold that can leave your lips chapped and longing for relief.

Making this lip balm is a breezy, joy-filled process, especially if you're using a lip balm tray. These trays, able to hold up to 50 lip balm tubes, provide a seamless transition for the hot, melted oils and butter from your Pyrex measuring cup into the waiting tubes. If the Pyrex lip seems a tad too broad, a plastic pipette can step in as your tool of choice. While this method might require a bit more time, the meticulous accuracy it offers can be rather satisfying

This wonderfully aromatic lip balm recipe tried and perfected over time, comfortably yields about 18-20 tubes when using the 5 ml size lip balm tubes from Aromatics International. So why not turn the coming winter months into a tropical wonderland for your lips? Let's dive in and keep those lips soft, hydrated, and delightfully scented!

Recipe: Vanilla, Coconut, Cocoa and Lime Lip Balm

This lip balm smells like the tropics and offers moisture and healing to chapped lips.

  • ½ oz (14 gm) Beeswax (Cera flava)

  • ½ oz (14 gm) Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao)

  • ½ oz (14 gm) Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Vanilla-infused Jojoba Wax (Simmondsia chinensis)

  • 40 drops Distilled Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

  • Lip balm tubes (about 18-20 5ml size)

  • One lip balm tube tray (optional)

  • Several small bowls (to measure your ingredients)

  • Kitchen scale

  • Glass stirring rod (or a stainless steel spoon)

  • Plastic pipette (optional)

  • Pyrex measuring cup

  • A cooking pot that can hold the Pyrex

  1. Position 20 lip balm tubes, without caps, into the tray to make filling easier.

  2. Measure all ingredients into separate small bowls.

  3. Set up a makeshift double boiler by placing a Pyrex measuring cup in a soup pot filled with gently boiling water to a quarter of its volume.

  4. Melt the beeswax in the Pyrex.

  5. Add vanilla-infused jojoba, and stir until melted.

  6. Melt in the cocoa butter, stirring continuously.

  7. Stir in the coconut oil, remove from heat once melted.

  8. Add essential oil drops, stir well, then pour the mixture into lip balm tubes, filling to the top for a smooth finish.

  9. If the mixture hardens in the Pyrex, reheat it by placing it back in the hot water.

  10. Once the balms begin to solidify in the tubes (usually within minutes), remove them from the tray, cap them, and let them harden for a few hours before using.

To clean your lip balm tray, I find it easiest to wipe it off with a paper towel first to get as much of the extra lip balm off as possible. Then soak in hot water, scrub, and run through a dishwasher.

The remarkable versatility of essential oils, as showcased in this blog with a simple lip balm recipe, is just a glimpse into their potential.

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