Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gimme Some Lip...

Kiss My Mango shown

In my quest to go as "natural" as possible, I'm phasing out all products I used to make with pre-made bases (This will not apply to my sugar bubbles because frankly, I have no desire to learn how to make whipped soap, but that's another day, another post...) I admitted used a pre-made lip base in the past, and frankly, I wasn't that pleased with it. It was a little too Chapstick-y for my taste. I wanted more of a butter-nothing too greasy, but not waxy either. So I scoured all my favorite DIY b&b blogs for a recipe I could build on, and I think I found one that I can live with.

Mocha Loca

The main ingredient in my formula is mango butter. I really love this butter. It reminds me of shea in its texture, but to me, it's not as heavy. I've also got some new flavors. Some are very conventional like Mint Truffle, but then I have one that is totally bizarre-Dill Pickle. I kid you not, this stuff smells like a real pickle! Personally I love dill pickles, and when I saw this offered as a flavor oil, I could not pass it up. Another change that I made was to not color these new lippies. They were totally unnecessary since they did not stain your lips in any way. I've also color-coded the labels as closely as I could so that the color of the label represented the flavor. I've been slow to add all 12 flavors to my shops, but I'm getting there...Dill Pickle, renamed In A Pickle,  is definitely already listed!

7 comments:

Kim said...

I totally agree about the coloring.....soo unnecessary! Please do tell where you get your labels from. I love them!

Kim
www.pureskin4u2.blogspot.com

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks...I love my labels too:) I get all my label work designed by Studio 71 Design. She's on Etsy, and tell her I sent ya:)

Grace said...

Pickle lip balm? Hmmm - could get a person into trouble - going around all puckered up like that...

Alexandra said...

awww! I so want one! :)

Anne-Marie said...

I love mango butter in lip balm too! I don't know if I could handle your Pickle flavor though ;)

Rise And Shine said...

Very nice and colorful soaps here.

A Mom said...

hi, great articles you had!