Lip Balm Recipe

Cocoa or Shea Lip Balm Recipe


Shea Butter Lip Balm

Cocoa Butter Lip Balm



  1. Fill your medium-sized pot with water and place on medium heat to bring your water to a gentle simmer.
  2. Place your wax, Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter, Castor Oil and Glycerine into your bowl and set it on top of the pot of water to indirectly heat your mixture. Using your Spatula, stir until the ingredients are all melted and evenly combined.
  3. Once the mixture is melted, you can now add in your optional natural colours and flavours. Try one of the many colours in our range of lip-safe mineral Micas for colour. Try adding 1 Tad (1/4 of Tsp) of Mica for a Lip Tint or 2 teaspoons of Mica for Lipstick. You can also add your optional Vitamin E in this step. Ensure all ingredients are combined.
  4. Transfer your mixture into your Pyrex measuring jug, using your spatula to scrape the mixture out of the bowl. It is best to move quickly at this stage to ensure your mixture does not cool down too much, which will make it harder to pour. If your mixture has started to solidify in the jug, you can reheat the mixture by placing it in the microwave for 10 seconds or by placing your jug into the hot water bath you created in Step 1. If you do need to reheat your mixture you will need to stir your mixture again before pouring to ensure your ingredients are evenly combined.
  5. Pour your mixture into the 2 small jars and the 4 lip balm tubes provided. Before pouring into the lip balm tubes, ensure to twist the bottom so that the base is all the way at the bottom of the tubes. When pouring into the lip balm tubes, it is important you tap the base of the tubes to ensure all the air bubbles are removed. If you have any of your mixture left over, store it in an air-tight container for later use.
  6. Put the lids on your containers and leave them to solidify on the bench for approximately 4 hours or until hardened.

This recipe fills approx. 20 standard lip balm tubes or about 6 x 15ml glass jars.

Lip Balm Tube & Jar Just Filled With Melted Lip Balm

As an alternative to Lip Balm Tubes, these small 5 gram Clear Jar with Clear Lid may be used.


Store below 32°C and out of direct sunlight. This lip balm recipe will typically have a shelf life of 12 months. You can extend the shelf life of the lip balm by adding 5 ml of Vitamin E to the recipe at step 3. Vitamin E is a natural preservative and is also great for assisting in providing smooth and soft lips.

Adding a splash of colour:

Using lip-safe colourants to tint your hand-crafted lip balm will turn this luscious balm into your new best friend! Try our lip-safe mineral Micas for some natural, beautiful colour!

Try mixing our Chestnut brown and Hot Pink Mica together to get a beautiful deep pink colour.
Try Mixing our Mauve and Pansy Mica together for a stunning pinky-purple colour.


When adding colours, less is more. You can always add more Mica to your recipe but you can’t take out what you have already put in it.

We recommend keeping your main batch natural and only adding colour a small amount at a time, so you get a variety of shades to put into your jars and lip balm tubes. 


Children should always be supervised in the kitchen, especially when heating oils.


These recipes are for the average weather conditions Australia-wide, all year round. Beware that in hot weather lip balms in tubes may melt in your bag or pocket.

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