Green in the Ghetto

Simple Lip Balm

February 17th, 2012

About a week ago we “stole” a bar of wax from our hive. I double checked to see if the bees would benefit more if we left it. Apparently they prefer to draw new comb anyways, so I felt like it was a win win.

With the wax I made a candle and some lip balm. I only made a small batch of lip balm with wax I had left after re waterproofing their feeder but it turned out quite well and I started thinking about all the wax I was about to have and decided I’d make more.

I stole more bars, ordered some tins, and waited. They arrived yesterday morning. When the UPS man came I jumped out of bed to eye my new tins and instantly got to work melting wax.

Who needs breakfast when there’s lip balm to be made?

Once the wax melted I added organic coconut oil and a touch of local honey (since our bees are still working to feed themselves) and voila!

Then I made a stamp and stamped a bunch of labels then shrink wrapped using the heat of the wood stove (because shrink wrap isn’t remotely green but people tend to like it).

Now I’d like to offer these up for sale. $3 each for approximately a quarter ounce of goodness. Shipping will run $2, then $1 for each additional tin. (I’ll probably make a paypal link for this shortly and put it on the sidebar or something, just keep your eyes peeled. or email

In addition to that, I’d like to give a tin away.

Comment here with your favorite lip balm flavor (for a future batch) as well as your email.

For an extra entry, share this on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc. and provide a link in a separate comment (in addition to your email).

I’ll pick a winner using Some time around Wednesday afternoon.

Good luck!

Update: The “buy now” bit has been added on the right —>

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15 Responses to “Simple Lip Balm”

  1. Tai Bennett

    I like simple, vanilla and honey are my favs! :o )

  2. Tai Bennett

    Shows up on my wall! <3

  3. Nina

    I am an all natural kind of gal so prefer mine unflavored. The tins bring back fond childhood memories of lipgloss my aunt used to give me, which was always fruity flavored. I don’t know why but I always loved the way it clicked open and closed. :)

  4. Autumn

    I love mint. I like when my lips are all tingly-feeling. :)

  5. Nicole

    I like peppermint!

  6. Nicole

    I just placed an order! I would like to order 3 but there is no way to increase the quantity that I could find. If you can add two to my existing order, that would be great. Thank you!

  7. Jes

    I’ll have to figure out how to change that on the linky thing. I’ll send you an invoice for the other two. :D

  8. Liz Brueseke

    I too love mint to get that tingly feeling!

  9. Judith Inge

    I’d love to win. I like vanilla lip gloss but am often allergic to additives so plain would be fine!

  10. Cassie

    I love vanilla and peppermint flavors!

  11. Brian

    I’ll bet if you made bacon or bourbon flavored it would make an awesome gift for a guy!

  12. Jaime

    Peppermint is my favorite lip balm flavor. Vanilla is good, too.

  13. Jaime

    Shared on facebook. :)

  14. Susan Gilliam

    lavender is always great ! rose and vanilla with cocoa butter, too . i like mint, but it dries out your lips !

  15. Ashley L

    Peppermint by far! Yum!

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