Cocoa Lip Gloss

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by love4culinary

I found this recipe on, and posted it for chari, requesting "unedible" recipes using cocoa powder! cook time is estimated, as recipe did not say.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is AWESOME! I made this today morning and I can't tell you how good it is! I used 4 tsps.(heaped) of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup Vaseline(petroleum jelly). After microwaving this as in step 1 for 30 seconds, the jelly hadn't melted yet, so I microwaved it again for a minute, and when it still wasn't melted, I microwaved it again for 2 minutes on HIGH. It still wasn't completely melted, so I microwaved it again for 2 minutes. Then, it was melted. To this as directed in the recipe, I added the cocoa powder and stirred it well. Then, I transferred it to a small container and left it to cool. Within half an hour it had got so firm that I actually bent the whole container down and expected it to fall, atleast a bit, but it was so firm and looked sooo beautiful, so glossy and soooo tempting, gosh, I can't describe the feeling to you - I actually wanted to eat it;)! What added to my excitement was that I could actually see my face in it. LOL. It was a beautiful deep dark brown colour and my container is a horizontally shaped one, due to which, I could see my face in it! Made me glow with happiness. Now, five and a half hours later, I have applied this on my lips! I just got back from the beauty parlour(and I didn't have any lipstick on when I went). I got back and just applied it on my lips and woah, it looks so cute on me! I went and showed it to my mom who asked me which shade of lipstick is this - looks beautiful! What a fun thing this was- and, what a cute gift it'll make for kids'(girls) parties. Can't wait to share it with so many people!!! THANKSS!!!!!!! Update: I have shared this with 3 people so far and everyone is sure impressed! I am now called "Shehnaz Hussein" at my home;) :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup petroleum jelly (or however much lip gloss you wish to make)
  • cocoa powder, amount you desire


  1. Put desired amount of petroleum jelly into a small glass bowl.
  2. Put it in a microwave for 30 seconds; then take it out and stir.
  3. Continue this process until the jelly is melted.
  4. Add the desired amount of cocoa powder (experiment!) and stir.
  5. Microwave for 30 more seconds and stir.
  6. Set it aside to cool.
  7. Once mixture is cool enough to handle, spoon it into a small container.
  8. Set it aside until the petroleum jelly gets firm. Then it is ready to use!
  9. You can also use this recipe to make fruit lip gloss by using powedered juice mix instead of cocoa.

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