DIY: Honey Cocoa Lipbalm and Cheek Stain

SONY DSCOn the same day my go-to lip balm from the Body Shop ran out I stumbled across these beeswax bars at Whole Foods. Brilliant timing. A DIY lip balm has been on my to-make list for ages so I also picked up some raw cocoa butter and two little containers from MUJI and started cooking. Inspired by my favourite perfume, Prada Candy, I added some honey to the mix to create a very sweet, rich scent. The MUJI containers have the perfect evening clutch bag shape because they are super thin (I think they are meant to hold hairpins). To make the lip balm and stain melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a pot at a low temperature and stir in a few drops of honey. I didn’t follow any particular recipe and just eyeballed quantities; the more cocoa butter you use the creamier the lip balm will be. Add a bit of lipstick to make the lip and cheek stain. Once you have an even mixture, quickly pour it into the container and let it dry for a few minutes. Et voila: a super portable, completely natural lip balm and an almost completely natural cheek stain (depending on the lipstick you used :)).


  1. How much did you put on there, for instance the beeswax? I used your recipe and it turned out so hard that I couldn’t get anything from the box with just my finger. I had to ‘warm’ it up a little bit first to get something of it

    • Yes, the mixture is a little less soft than other store-bought lip balms and needs a few seconds of warming up first. Try adding more cocoa butter to make it more creamy, I think I used about twice as much cocoa butter than beeswax.

  2. Reblogged this on Embelladorn and commented:
    How funny that you encountered the supplies and everything the day your lip balm ran out, Must have been fate! I used to make lip balm and it was fun. I had a filling tray for filling the tube style of lip balm :) Enjoyed your post.

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