Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Makes a great gift or party favor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa butter (available in the pharmacy)
  • 3 -4 chocolate chips (as an alternative use white chocolate chips)
  • 1 vitamin E, capsule
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract (or cooking oil)


  1. Melt the cocoa butter in the microwave.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  3. You may have to microwave the mixture again for a few seconds.
  4. Add vitamin E and oil.
  5. Note: Vitamin E is a natural preservative.
  6. Stir very well, or the lip balm will turn out lumpy.
  7. Pour into a small container.
  8. Great gift idea!
Most Helpful

This is so cool! The smell of melted cocoa butter trickles my nostrils;-) I didn't get chocolate chips at the store y'day, so I substituted that with 1/2 tsp. Nescafe coffee powder(to get a coffee flavoured lip balm), 1/2 tsp. Nesquik chocolate powder(to get a chocolate flavour lip balm) and 1 tsp. of Hintz Dutch processed cocoa powder(to get a dark chocolate colour and flavour lip balm). Instead of melting the cocoa butter in the microwave, I did it over the stove(much easier and quicker and plus I could enjoy the smell of the cocoa butter as it melted much more!). I did not use a Vitamin E capsule, because my cocoa butter formula is already enriched with Vitamin E. I just used some of this on my lip and my hands. My lips have a natural glossy effect and my hands are feeling as soft as those of a new born baby:-) This will make a great gift! Thanks for sharing and I hope you liked my coffee and chocolate substitute ideas!

Charishma_Ramchandani September 04, 2003

The only cocoa butter I could find was in a stick form, so I melted it and added the chips, vitamin E oil and cooking oil. Since it was so liquidy, I put it in the fridge and it hardened back into the original stick and everything separted into layers. Chocolate on the bottom and the rest a swirl mixture. Not sure what I did wrong. Maybe I shouldn't have refrigerated it. I can't get any out to use on my lips! Please let me know if you have any hints.

WI Cheesehead December 21, 2007

Everyone LOVED this! And it was so easy! I added 10 chocolate chips (Ghiradelli's Double Chocolate Chips, to be exact) and used the vitamin E oil instead of capsule, but it worked so great. I just threw in 1 oz. of cocoa butter, figuring that looked like about 3 Tbsp. to me. I had little teeny containers, so each batch filled 4 very full. My female relatives were all REALLY impressed that I made it myself. :D Thanks!

ketchupqueen January 02, 2006