Following this Chocolate Truffle Lip Balm Recipe is easy and is a great craft that any beginner to homemade products can make.
Plus, lip balms make wonderful gifts.
I’ll walk you through step by step how to make these for yourself, your family, or friends for the holidays. These are lip licking good so resist the urge…unless you want to keep reapplying. They smell so delicious with added cocoa butter and vanilla to really make the difference.
Everything is all natural of course!
This lip balm recipe smells like chocolate truffles simply by using natural and healthy ingredients. The trick? Combining cocoa butter with vanilla oil! It’s that simple, but makes an amazing natural scent!
Before I lay out the recipe, I want to give you the ingredient list. As always, I try to simplify healthy recipes, so this has only 5 ingredients. You don’t need any more.
Cocoa Butter – Cocoa butter gives this a cocoa scent and helps to harden the lip balm to a nice and creamy consistency.
Shea Butter – Shea butter adds the creaminess that you need in a lip balm recipe. It helps to coat and protect your lips from the sun and winter dryness.
Bees Wax – beeswax helps the consistency of the lip balm, a well as creating a coating to help protect your lips.
Sweet Almond Oil – sweet almond oil can be substituted with avocado oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil. I don’t like to use olive oil because it tends to go bad before other oils.
Vanilla Oil – Vanilla oil is often portrayed as vanilla essential oil. This link is to one that is an oleoresin (like frankincense).
Chocolate Truffle Lip Balm Recipe
You can pour the lip balm into lip balm pots like these, or lip balm tubes like these.
You can also get something like this crafting tray to make pouring easier. Unless you have an amazingly steady hand, the crafting tray is really worth it. But I do make a lot of lip balms.
The easiest way to make this chocolate truffle lip balm recipe is to boil water in a sauce pan and place a bowl or glass measuring jar in the hot water to melt the ingredients.
Add the beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, and sweet almond oil to the double boiler and stir on and off until everything is melted.
Remove from heat and add vanilla oil.
Pour into pots or tubes to cool.
***TIP*** When filling lip balm tubes, fill until they almost overflow. The lip balm will shrink as it cools and can leave a hole down the middle. But it’s just cosmetic, so don’t stress if that happens. It’s hard to get them full enough without them overflowing.
Chocolate Truffle Lip Balm Recipe
- 2 Tablespoons Beeswax
- 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter 1.44oz
- 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
- 15-20 Drops Vanilla Oil
- Create a double boiler by placing a bowl or glass measuring jar in boiling water.
- Add the beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, and sweet almond oil to the double boiler and stir on and off until everything is melted.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla oil.
- Pour into pots or tubes to cool.
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