Handmade Lip Balm, Paper Eco-Tube, Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly, with Candelilla Wax or Beeswax

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Handmade lip balm, made with local beeswax (or candelilla wax for a vegan version), cocoa and shea butter, and castor and olive oils.  Beeswax gives this balm staying power, the butters are super-moisturizing, and castor oil is famed for being great for our skin, encouraging collagen and elastin production and helping penetrate and heal dry or damaged skin.  It also adds a natural gloss and shine to this lip balm.  If you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of these ingredients, just contact me for a custom-made lip balm, I can substitute any of the ingredients for you, and as mentioned, I can also make a vegan version with candelilla wax instead of the beeswax.

I've been using my hand & body balm for years now and love it, and have always used it on my lips, but I had never poured lip tubes because I just hate the plastic! There's more plastic than product in those little tubes, and I just couldn't justify that – but then I found paper tubes!! They are the same size as the standard plastic tubes (both the .2 oz fill and the overall tube size), and simply push up from the bottom instead of the screw mechanism. The caps don't snap on quite as tightly as the plastic ones, but they usually fit on fairly snugly, I trade them around if one is loose until I find a good fit (and a customer has helpfully pointed out that a cap from a commercial lip tube will also work well). These tubes are entirely paperboard, with a waxed interior to prevent leaking, and I use paper labels, so they are entirely recyclable or compostable. I do pay a good bit more for these than the plastic tubes, but I really believe it's worth it. These are available in a large selection of fragrances as well as unscented and even custom blending, just send me a note with your request.

These lip balms are scented with either essential oils or flavor oils (fragrance oils specifically for safe lip use), and I've added a very small amount of all-natural sweetener to enhance the fragrance.  This sweetener is simply stevia and coconut oil, and I use just enough to give the scent a well-rounded aspect, similar to using salt in food – it just seems a little flat without it, but these are not candy-sweet, like many commercial lip balms.  If you prefer a lip balm without sweetener, I can do that - but be aware that it may just seem a little "off" or flat in flavor/scent.  Our senses of taste and smell are so intertwined, so much of the "scent" is actually the taste (the stevia), and without it the fragrance may not really "bloom" for you - but I'm happy to make that if you prefer.  
I do have a few flavors that are pre-sweetened with saccharin, and these will be clearly indicated in the selection drop-down box with “PSW”, and below in the individual descriptions.  If possible, I use a natural essential oil, and second preference is an unsweetened flavor oil, so that I can add my own stevia sweetener, but some scents I can only find in pre-sweetened form.  

Current options are:

Pure Essential Oils with a Touch of Stevia Sweetener:

• Cedarwood & Bergamot – Woodsy and dark-citrus, these essential oils make a great lip balm for men
• Citrus Blend - Grapefruit, Lime and Orange.  I can customize which I use, just let me know.
• Coffee Bean - Actual coffee EO, this is a light scent of true coffee - no vanilla, mocha, latte, etc.
• Ginger Lime
• Grapefruit
• Lemon 
• Lime
• Orange
• Peppermint
• Star Anise – This pure essential oil is classic black licorice, pure and simple.

Essential Oil/Unsweetened Flavor Oil blend, with a Touch of Stevia Sweetener

• Apple Sage - A blend of red & green apple flavors, with pure Dalmation Sage EO, this is my new favorite
• Chocolate Mint – Chocolate flavor oil, with pure Peppermint essential oil, and a hint of stevia sweetener.  This is a very light scent, no tingle/burning at all from the Peppermint, but the decadent fragrance comes through really nicely.  If you'd prefer a stronger fragrance, message me for a custom blending.
• Coconut Lime – Coconut flavor oil with pure essential oil of Lime for a tropical summery fragrance.
• Mint Julep – Bourbon flavor oil, with pure Peppermint essential oil, a touch of unsweetened Honey flavor, and just enough stevia sweetener to round out the fragrance.  This truly smells like the classic cocktail, I was impressed when I first tried the Bourbon oil, and is a great lip balm for the guys who don't want a typical “girly” lip balm.
• Orange Vanilla - Vanilla flavor oil with real Orange EO, this is both warm and citrus, bright and mellow.

Pre-Sweetened Flavor Oil with Saccharin

• Root Beer – The classic lip balm, this truly smells just like root beer.  Kids will love this one, as will anyone who grew up on this staple of the lip balm world.  Stay tuned, I'm attempting to reformulate this one with essential oils for an all-natural root beer lip balm.
• Dulce de Leche – This is the aroma of warm caramel, just delicious.
• Mango

And of course, I offer this lip balm in Unscented as well, either with or without sweetener.  

I also have this same balm available in a reusable, recyclable metal tin. It comes in 4 sizes, from a tiny pocket-size, all the way up to a 4 oz container, see my Body Balm for options.

Other skincare companies are just that – companies – but we are a small, family homestead that produces handmade soap and body products as one facet of our diverse, small-scale farm so that we can both stay home to raise our 3 home-schooled boys and teach them how to love and care for the world around them through animals, gardens, and the joy, satisfaction, and confidence that comes from knowledge and capability. If you're interested in finding out more about our homestead, stop by our blog and photo galleries at SolaceFarmHomestead.com, or take a peek at our Instagram page, or pop over to our Facebook page.  And thanks for checking out our products, and supporting small farms and handcrafter artisans!