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Why Do We Make Our Own Lip Balm Base
I've had some people asking why we make our own lip balm base when we could just buy a premade from a supplier. So, there are some pros and cons to both buying premade base, and making your own. When...
How Long Have I Been Making Lip Balm?
Someone asked me when I started making lip balm and how many hours I work. So, I started making lip balm at home for myself and as gifts for friends and family in 2013. All the while thinking it might...
What Happened After Our Price Increase?
We had our first price increase in over three years not long ago. In that time, the cost of our ingredients and packaging had gone up an average of 66%. Most of our customers were super supportive, and though we did...
Why We Haven't Invested in Machines
SyI get a lot of suggestions from well-meaning folks who want to improve my production processes, and they frequently tell me that I should buy some machines. Now, there are some amazing machines out there that could automate pretty much...
How We Advertise
How do we advertise? And how has that changed as our business grew? In the early years, there was one big requirement for any type of advertising or marketing that I wanted to do, and that was it had to...
Why Our Build Your Own Bundle Event Is Limited Time
We’re having a 25% off Build Your Own Starter Bundle event for our email subscribers the week of February 20th, 2023, but some people are wondering why we don’t just do that all the time instead of limiting our first-time...
How Many Lip Balms Do I Own?
People often ask how many lip balms I have in my personal collection, and it might surprise you, but I only have about a dozen of them, which I don’t think is all that many considering I run a lip...
What Was One Of My First Challenges?
Someone asked me a double whammy of a question: What was one of my first challenges when starting this business, and what made me stand out? And what's funny is that one of my very first challenges was that I...
Let's Talk Business Costs
People often speculate in the comments about how much they think it costs us to make a tube of lip balm, and give their verdict on whether or not the price is fair. I think it's kind of an amusing...
We Love Your Comments!
I get comments every once in a while from people who are in a country that we don't ship our lip balms to (which is basically any country outside Canada and the US) saying that they love my videos and...
How Long Does It Take For Lip Balm To Harden?
I shared some footage recently where you could see lip balm solidifying as I was working in the background and people were surprised to see that it sets up so quick! It actually just takes about three minutes for the...
Does All Of The Money From Each Sale Go Straight Into My Pocket?
Does all money that people pay for a lip balm go straight into my pocket? I had this conversation with my kids recently and spoiler, but they were kind of bummed out by the end of it! There are a...
The Reason I'm Happy To Do What I Love
I often hear people say they wake up every day excited and happy because they run a business they love. And while I hope that's true for them, I wanted to share my experience in case it makes anyone feel...
How Long Does It Take For Orders To Arrive?
Curious how long it'll take for you to have your lip balms in hand after placing your order? Well, there are two timelines that will determine that.The first is our processing time, which is how long it takes us to...
How Long Does It Take For Orders To Ship?
How long does it take for orders to ship? We've gotten that question from a lot of new customers lately, and I wanted to give you all the scoop on that!It actually takes between one to five business days for...
Social Comments Vs. Customer Feedback
We have hundreds of 1000s of followers across all our social media platforms, which means that I get plenty of people telling me to change my lip balms this way or that way. If I took them all to heart,...
What is the Shoebox Project?
The Shoebox Project is a charitable organization that collects gifts for women in need in the form of shoeboxes that are decorated and filled with all sorts of small luxuries that she might not buy for herself, especially in tough...
Will Our Lip Balms Liquify in Your Pocket?
No, our lip balms will not liquefy in your pocket.  In order for our lip balms to glide on smoothly, the melting point is close to body temperature. But while it will allow the product to be applied easily since...
How Do I Leave A Review?
If you're one of the people who ordered recently and are asking how to leave us a review - Thank you so much! Here's the scoop on how the process works.  After you place an order, our review management system...
2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
I can hardly believe it, but it's already time to talk about holiday shipping deadlines. Each year, our shipping partners tell us the latest date that we can ship a package in order for it to arrive in time for...
Is It Absurd to Market to the Right People?
No, I don't think it's absurd at all to want to reach the right people with my marketing.  Thinking that my product will appeal to everyone is a BIG mistake. Plenty of people love it, but there are plenty of others...