Homemade Lip Balm


As the holidays approach, I thought it would be fun to create homemade gifts. The kids and I decided on lip balm.

Google led us to The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. for the whole shebang: recipes, ingredients and containers. We chose Vegan Lip Balm flavored with Lemongrass essential oil.

Round labels were purchased at OnlineLabels.com.

Total cost was $4.74 per gift (16 gifts total). You may be able to cut costs by shopping locally.

This craft project was total teamwork! I melted the wax while the kids mostly sniffed the products. I helped them measure, and they carefully added ingredients to the pot. I poured the balm into the tins, and they sealed and labeled them.

These tins come with shrink-wrap bands that seal around the product when blow-dryer heat is applied. What a nice touch!

Warning: If you’re like me, you might ruin your measuring cup, wooden spoon, and cooking pot. I set mine aside for future waxy projects.

• Will you create homemade holiday gifts?
• Where do you find the best price for craft supplies?
• How do you clean up after creating a waxy gift?

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8 responses to “Homemade Lip Balm

  1. Deanna Banana

    First, I’m so glad you made it VEGAN!!!! That sounds like a lot of fun. Summer would enjoy doing that with me. I’ll have to look into buying the stuff. Thanks Jean!!!

  2. Nadezhda Konovalova

    It’s so great idea! never would think about home-made lip balm. You inspired me 🙂

  3. Era

    Ok, now I’m hooked on your blog. This is a great project. We haven’t gotten into making gifts yet but I love the idea. My kids have become really good at making greeting cards because their parents are tired of driving up the price of supporting Hallmark. I mean really, $4 for a card ?

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