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A Product Isn't Just An Ingredients List
I feel like I've had several people ask what makes my brand different from others, and I think that what they don't understand is that you don't need to reinvent the wheel as a business in order to be viable....
Why I Stopped Doing Trade Shows
For a few years, I exhibited at a lot of trade shows which are industry-only events that aren't open to the public. I travelled to Halifax, Toronto, New York and Atlanta. And while I'm really proud of how I represented...
We Know There Are Cheaper Lip Balms
People often leave me comments telling me how they can get a drugstore brand lip balm for less than one of ours. And I just wanted to let you all know that this isn't exactly a surprise to me. I'm...
Why I’m Glad My Lip Balm Business Didn’t Go Viral Sooner
I know a lot of people start businesses with the hopes they’ll go viral right away, but I am honestly so glad that it didn’t happen that way for us. Eclair Lips has been in business for 7 years now,...
Are Our Reviews Fake?
I was surprised to see a comment recently from someone suggesting that our reviews are fake, but I think we've all heard of situations where reviews weren't 100% honest.So, I thought I'd share how we handle reviews! To make sure...
Why We Don't Give Free Samples
I often get comments from people asking if they can have a free sample of our lip balm, and the answer is no. First off, the cost of making a sample is too high for a small business like ours...
Why We Changed Our Prices
One of the interesting things about going viral is that we were faced with a huge demand for our lip balms and had to react fast. Normally, we buy supplies a few times throughout the year, but I had to...
Why We Can't Change Our Formula For You
We get a lot of questions about the ingredients and our lip balms, which is to be expected, and we're always happy to answer them. But every once in a while, we'll have someone asked us if we consider changing...
Same Ingredients, Different Lip Balm?
It’s true, most of the lip balms out there have a lot of the same ingredients. In many ways, cosmetic formulation is a lot like baking. No matter what kind of cookie you're making, you're going to need a few...
Why We Only Ship to Canada and the US
The truth is, I really wish we could sell to people all around the world. But we just can't. The way it works is that each country has its own regulations when it comes to selling cosmetics there that are...
Why We Use Plastic Tubes Instead of Paper
People often ask us if we've thought about using eco-friendly packaging and the answer, of course, is yes! On the shipping front, we use recycled padded paper mailers. There's as much plastic in a bubble mailer as there is in...
Why We Don't Add Fresh Fruit to our Lip Balm
People often suggest we add fruit to our lip balm. And while that sounds natural and delicious, real fruit will actually spoil really quickly and grow bacteria and mold unless there's a preservative to keep it from going bad. Food...
How I Know How Much Flavor to Use
Knowing how much flavor to put into the lip balm is really important and there's a method to it. Anytime you buy an ingredient that can be used for making cosmetics, it comes with usage guidelines that tell you the...
What Inspired Me to Start My Business (Part 2)
I'm sure you won't be surprised that one of the big reasons I started my business is because I wanted to make a better lip balm. I wanted something that was natural but fun too and because of the sensory...
What Inspired Me to Start My Business (Part 1)
I think starting my business was the culmination of a lot of different things and interests of mine coming together. From the time I was about 12, I was really into reading teen magazines. And it's funny to look back...
How Did I Come Up with My Formula?
Experimentation is how my lip balm formula came to be.  The first time I ever made lip balm, it was with a recipe that I found online and I had fun making different ones with different ingredients to see which...
Why We Donate to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Since 2019, we've been donating 5% of all sales from our Truth and Love Collection to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. The reason I chose this organization is because our family is neurodivergent, and I love that they're actually run...
Where to Get a Lip Balm Tray or Labelling Machine
If you're looking for a tray or a labeling machine similar to what we have, I can't give you the exact supplier. But I'd love to help you get started on finding those things for yourself! The biggest hurdle that...
Did I Just Leak My Recipe?
In short, the answer is no. But that'll make more sense once I explain the difference between a recipe and a listing of ingredients. In my videos, I'll often mention some of the ingredients we use. And if you visit...
Are Our Lip Balms Scented or Flavored?
There has been a lot of debate in the comments about whether our lip balms truly are flavored, or whether they are scented, and I wanted to clarify this for you because, well, it can be a little confusing! When...
The Most Bizzare Lip Balm I Tried to Make
I actually have this not-so-secret dream of starting another line of lip balm with ridiculous and gross flavors. Honestly, the one thing that's holding me back is that most of the flavors that I want to create can't be pulled...