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. 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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