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?