Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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;) :)

Charishma_Ramchandani June 24, 2003

Oh my, Love4, I tryed your chocolate lip gloss, and WOW, that is all I can say...I am never going to buy store-bought lip gloss again!...This is just awesome, it took just over a minute to melt the jelly, then I added the cocoa, mixed until it was all smooth, I will use this from now on, I can't wait to try the fruit lip gloss (I was wondering if the powdered fruit juice means Tang or Kool Aid?). Thank you Love4culinary, for such a wonderful idea :-)

Kittencal@recipezazz February 01, 2004

LOL!!! I had the same problem trying to microwave the Jelly too! Once it finally melted everything went smoothly from there (pun intented). After mixing everything together, I poured this into my empty lip gloss pot and I placed it in the fridge. Now I don't have to run out to CVS to buy a new pot lip gloss!

Mimi Bobeck July 26, 2003

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