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by Mary Kearns $40.00
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Kiss & Make-Me-Up

Kiss your newest project hello. Karen Lee and Mary Kearns' DIY kits allow you to pamper yourself with all-natural emollients while providing valuable job-skills services for women in the Washington DC area. Assembling these lovely kits provides ladies living in transitional housing with the opportunity to build their resumes, develop basic job skills, and participate in a structured social skills program.

Each kit includes everything you'll need to make your very own moisturizing lip balm from Fair Trade cocoa butter and organic spearmint essential oil, for a delectable and refreshing fusion of chocolate and mint. Inside the recycled box, crafters will find a vibrant, soy-ink-dyed recipe card and valuable information about the contents of their lip balm to be, including cocoa butter, sunflower oil, beeswax, and organic essential oils. Every kit makes five tins of mint-cocoa balm, making it an ideal endeavor for a rainy day or a fun task to take on with a group of good friends. Made and assembled by hand in Washington D.C.

See the DIY Lip Balm Kit put to the test on our blog!

Ingredients and materials: organic sunflower oil, ethically-sourced beeswax, organic spearmint essential oil, metal tins, glass bottles, compostable cellulose bags, recycled paper labels, and information cards.

Boxes, cards, and labels printed on recycled paper with soy ink, Components are recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable. Biodegradable, fully-compostable cello bags holding ingredients are made from renewable wood pulp, sustainably harvested from FSC-managed forests.

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Item ID
21972
Made from
beeswax, essential oils
Measurements
11" L x 7" W x 3" H
Notes
Each kit makes five 1 oz. tins of lip balm
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Mary Kearns

Mary Kearns

At Herban Lifestyle, we have been passionate about handcrafting natural and organic bath and body products for over twelve years, ever since found Mary Kearns learned how to create herbal bath and body products at her local farmers market. Customers love our products because they smell delicious, are good for the environment, and are extremely gentle yet effective.

About Mary Kearns: Mary grew up in an environmentally conscious household where natural food and recycling were the norm. Her mother was into organic cooking long before it was cool. Mary has always delighted in the process of creating new products, and takes great pleasure in learning about the healing properties of herbs. In addition to being the founder and Chief Herban Developer at Herban Lifestyle, Mary is a wellness consultant working on the scientific review of cancer prevention programs.

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DIY LIP BALM KIT
 
4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (25)
  • Durable (8)
  • Fun (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Ergonomic (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (24), Brand buyer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (17), Child (15), Mother (3), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (18), Birthday (14), Mother’s day (3), Other (3)

Reviewed by 38 customers

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4.0

What a great kit! Very easy to use.

By 

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Travel

    Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

    It was a Charlotteunique unexpected gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Gift

    By 

    from Los Angeles CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

          havent used the product yet but bought it for my 21yr old to make homemade lip balm. She uses essential oils and is excited to try to mix up her own flavors at home

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Nice gift item, but overpriced

          By 

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

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              Best Uses

                Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                This was packaged very nicely and made a nice gift, however I feel it is greatly overpriced for what you get.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a gift that will NEVER be returned

                By 

                from oshkosh

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Ergonomic Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                  Such a great gift for my environmentally aware young adult niece. She uses lip balm all the time and thought this was a perfect way to make her own and be proactive about the process

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  So Fun!

                  By 

                  from Binghamton, NY

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                        Bought this kit for my Goddaughter and her mother as a Christmas gift. I wanted to get something they could do together while my Goddaughter was home from college. They were so excited to spend time together, creating their own lipbalm!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Gift!

                        By 

                        from Irvine, CA

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                              Wonderful gift for a mom/daughter bonding project. Plus, it supports a great cause.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Other
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Birthday

                              Comment on this review

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great project to do with kids!

                              By 

                              from Washington, DC

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Follow Directions
                              • Ergonomic Design
                              • Fun

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                                  My friend's daughter got this kit for her birthday, and we helped her make the lip balms over the weekend. She is 9 and was able to follow the directions on her own. We helped with melting the ingredients on the stove, of course, but other than that she measured and mixed and poured. She has been proudly enjoying her first tin of homemade lip balm!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Child
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Birthday

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great for the woman who wants soft lips

                                  By 

                                  from larfo.fl

                                  About Me Brand Buyer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Clean
                                  • Ergonomic Design
                                  • Exfoliating
                                  • Nicely Packaged

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Packsging

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Use

                                  Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                                  Thought this was a different and interesting gift for my two daughters.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Child
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Fun One Time Use Kit

                                  By 

                                  from Midlothian, VA

                                  About Me Budget Buyer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Fun
                                  • Pre Measured

                                  Cons

                                  • Over Packaged

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gift

                                  Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                                  The box is much bigger than it needs to be and the "information cards" included could all be fit on one card. It would have been more interesting to have multiple recipe suggestions for the lip balm than information on what is bees wax and how coco butter is harvested. The kit is one time use and the ingredients come pre-measured, though when my mother made it she said it made more than the tins could hold (a bonus, but keep that in mind and have extra containers ready!). The lip balm is very nice and keeps your lips soft, but the scent is very subtle (good or bad depending on how scented you like your lip balm).

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Mother
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Mother’s Day

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Gift

                                  By 

                                  from Harbor Country, Mi.

                                  About Me Budget Buyer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about DIY LIP BALM KIT:

                                    This is a Great Gift for young girls!
                                    All Natural,
                                    Contains four very cute containers
                                    which means it is possible for more than
                                    one child to participate!
                                    A wonderful, pure DIY opportunity which
                                    stimulates creativity!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Child
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Birthday

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