Friday, June 15, 2012

Lip Balm Tubes

I love my lip balms! Seriously! I use my lip balms all the time, and I usually have at least 3 floating around in my purse. However, after talking with a few customers, it has come to my attention that most of my customers prefer my lip balms in tubes, rather than my lip balms in tins.

So, I am officially taking my lip balm tins off the market, and making all of those great flavors in lip balm tubes.

The flavors and balms will be the exact same. Just the packaging will change.

I am also going to be debuting some more lip balms made with natural flavors, such as lemon, lime, clove, and licorice!

My plan is to have the current flavors replaced on Etsy and Zibbet by next Friday (June 22), and my new flavors will start to roll out starting on Monday, June 25.

So, if you prefer the lip balm tubes, make sure to grab them up before they are gone!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summertime Lip Balms

If you are like me, and you are hopelessly addicted to lip balm, then this PSA is for you!

Lip balms are wonderful! They help to soothe capped or sore lips, and they keep our lips soft and supple! Lip balms can come in a variety of fragrances and with different ingredients, but handmade lip balms are quite different from the store bought brand. My lip balms are made with a combination of beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or cocoa butter to create wonderful, natural balms. The addition of edible fragrance oils or edible essential oils gives a little flavor to the balm.

My lip balms are pretty solid in their tubes or jars... However, in the heat of the summer, the balms can sometimes become mushy... And no one likes a mushy lip balm!

So, when you order lip balms from me during the hot summer months, before you open the seal on the tubes or tins, just pop your lip balm in the fridge for about an hour, and the balm will harden right back up! You can do the same thing for your store bought lip balms when they get left in hot cars... we've all been there!

Happy summer, everyone! Keep those lips moist!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blackberry and Sage soap preview

Today, I cut one of my finest loafs of soap to date! Actually, it started off as a disaster! My purple colorant morphed into pepto-pink, my green faded to cream, and I spilled a few ounces of soap batter all over the counter! (it's always a good idea to keep some vinegar handy for spills like that!) By the time I slopped the soap into the mold, I was so frustrated that I could have tossed the whole thing!

Instead, on a whim, I decided to oven process my soap. Basically, I put my soap in my warm oven (under 200 degrees) for 2 hours, then let it sit undisturbed overnight, forcing the soap to go through the gel phase.

And my results were worth it! My fragrance is strong and stable, my pink colorant has really popped, and the creamy color seems to have recovered some of the list green! I am over-the-moon excited about this soap!

Look for it in my Etsy shop in 4 weeks... But here is a preview to hold you over: