Then some friends wanted some, and I thought I should make labels to stick on the tins, so they would know what was inside!
The second recipe I adapted myself, using cocoa-butter instead of coconut oil. It ended up being a firmer lip balm, and I thought would lend itself better to sticks, than tins. My testers agreed!
Well, as it goes with Facebook… soon MORE people wanted to try my lipbalm! And it seemed like a fun way to earn a little extra money for our next trip to visit our Haitian boys, coming up in April.
And here we are, after a lipbalm making frenzy tonight! A poll on Facebook has most people in favor of STICKS! Also, as you can see by the photo, Cocoa-Mint is also the most popular flavor! I wanted to try a berry flavor, but could not get an oil for that locally, so had to settle for orange- which, by the way, goes well with the coconut oil, for a lovely tropical scent!
So, while I am not looking to go into business (at THIS point anyway!), I am happy to share with you the lip-balm I have been having so much fun making! If you would like to make a donation to our next trip to Haiti, the sticks are $2 and the tins are $3*.
I am still pricing the shipping, but if you know of someone who would like some locally homemade lip-balm, as a thank you for supporting our cause, send them our way! 🙂
*”Suggested Donation” technically, as I am NOT a business! 🙂
(I will also tell you that I cleaned my kitchen very well, and washed everything between batches, and scrubbed my hands any time I needed to touch anything else- but I am not making these in a “certified kitchen” at this point. Who knows… maybe our homeschooling family will have a side business some day, though!)