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Busy in the kitchen

First, about the pickled eggs. I am LOVING them! I now have to get more eggs to boil, and more vinegar to make another batch. These pickles are ALL mine. *grin*

PIckled eggs

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Push, meet shove.

I have been kicking around the idea of making and selling a certain few personal care products for several years.  Mostly soap and lip balm, but recently tooth powder.  I guess now is as good a time as any to let the rubber meet the road.

I have made lip balm in the past, and it’s very easy to do, but challenging to do well. A couple of years back, I made a batch of it at home, and Kristen fell in love with it. She was previously a Burt’s Bees girl, but she ended up liking mine much more, since it wasn’t as hard as Burt’s or Chap Stick.

Since I’m in a position where I need to maximize income points at the moment, I figure that now is as good a time as any to stop talking and start doing.  I’m not sure that I can make any sort of impact in the 11,000 items that Etsy has listed for “lip balm” but what I do know is that the first dozen or so pages are chock full of “girlie” lip balms and lip tints. By that, I mean that they are mostly “sweet” flavors, like fruits or candies, with the occasional herbal or what I would call more “Savory” flavor of balm.

So, I just need to make some of my “original” recipe balm (peppermint, beeswax and almond oil) and start the ball rolling.  Then I need to make some tooth powder base and feel that out. After that, I will need to come up with some more/different/unique/interesting less sweet flavors that may appeal to the male market more than not.

I’m open for ideas and would appreciate suggestions in the comments.  Who knows, you might become famous because of it!

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