Chocolate Recipe for Slidey Tins

Thank you to Koinonia Community for this recipe designed just for our slidey tins!

Hey Anne-Marie! I love the chocolate lip gloss.

Here you go…a recipe for a small (test) batch.

2T apricot kernal oil
1T beeswax

1T cocoa butter

6 chocolate chips

Melt together.

Add:5 drops vanilla EO
oil from 3 vitamin E capsules

It makes 4 .25 oz size slider tins. I hope you enjoy. It just has a hint of flavor (not enough to keep you licking it all off) but a great aroma. Glossy too! Natalie

Thanks for sharing! I’ll have photos and a report from the Portland Soaper’s Unite luncheon up tomorrow.


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    • says

      Hi Sarah! You could you Olive Oil as an alternative to the Apricot Kernel Oil in this recipe. Just make sure you do the spoon test to make sure it is the consistency you are looking for.

      To do the spoon test, stick a regular kitchen spoon in the freezer prior to melting your oils, butters and waxes. When you ingredients have been fully melted, grab your spoon out of the freezer and dip into the melted mixture. Because the spoon has been frozen, it will immediately harden up and become the texture and consistency that it would when your recipe is done.

      I hope this helps! :)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  1. Melissa says

    Could I use sweet almond oil for the apricot kernal oil and omit the vanilla? Having a hard time finding the vaniila EO too.

    • says

      Yes, any liquid oil will work in the recipe. If you omit the Vanilla EO you’ll end up with an unscented lip balm.

      A pure Vanilla EO is extremely hard to find and if you do find it, it’s normally pretty expensive. I would use one of our flavoring oils instead of the Vanilla EO- because scented lip balms are more fun =)

      Here’s a list of our flavors

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  2. zafirah says

    Hi, thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.
    does anyone know the shelf life of this recipe? and can I use baking chocolate bar instead of choc chips? sorry for asking much but I’m a just a newbie in this lipbalm-making thingy.

    Thanks in advance for all your opinion :)

    • says

      I’m glad you like the recipe and hope you give it a try. The balm will last as long as the shortest shelf life of your ingredients. In this case it will last about a year. Yes, baking chocolate should work just the same.

      Have fun!

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  3. Vesna says

    6 Chocolate chips – how much is that in oz/grams? I’m afraid they don’t sell those here, so I’ll just use chocolate. By the way, should I take dark or milk chocolate bar? :)

    • says

      I’m not sure exactly but maybe 1/4 oz? I would do a little experimenting. You might find your chocolate has a different consistency so you might need to adjust the recipe. Of course that’s part of the fun wit making your own products! – Amber

  4. Minda says

    i am having trouble finding vanilla EO , i did find some alcohol free extract. would that work? if not , can you recommend what would.
    thank you – i am excited to make this!!

  5. Anne-Marie says

    You could; it might be a bit too hard since the chocolate ends up softening and being somewhat spreadable. So keep that in mind and add a little more liquid oil if you need to make it softer.

  6. Anne-Marie says

    The T stands for a tablespoon. Sometimes it is written as tbsp. Sorry for the confusion!

  7. Anne-Marie says

    Janine- Yes, the Jojoba Oil will work great. Just as long as it's a liquid oil with generally the same consistency.

  8. Janine says

    HI, I am wondering if you can replace the apricot kernal oil with jojoba oil instead? Are oils essentially the same in that you can exchange one oil in a recipe for another oil?

  9. Anne-Marie says

    If they are the brown chocolate with just a mint extract in it, they’ll be fine.

    If they’re white chocolate with green food coloring and flavor, that’s not as ideal for this recipe. I think that kind will not mix in properly.

  10. Anonymous says

    Just a question, but would mint chocolate chips work just as well? Because I have a lot of those.

  11. ShadesOfGrey says

    That’s funny because chocolate chips never seem to last more than a week in my cupboard…LOL! But, seriously, that’s good to know because it sounds like a most delish balm.

  12. Anne-Marie says

    I don’t know for certain but I suspect that since Chocolate Chips last indefinitely in your cupboard that they shouldn’t hurt the life of the lip balm.

    At least, that’s my best guess … =)

  13. ShadesOfGrey says

    Do chocolate chips, since it’s a food item (and as we all know, chocolate is one of the four major food group…LOL!), make this lip balm more perishable at all?