Herban Crafts Lip Balm

Herban Crafts DIY Mint Cocoa Lip Balm


Let me start by saying that I not only love this concept, I love its ingenious name!  Herban Crafts is so snappy and so representative of my good friend Karen Lee.

Needless to say, there was much excitement in our house when the pretty box full of natural, non-toxic goodness arrived.  My 12 year old daughter wasted no time organizing her girlfriends for a lip balm party!  With a little supervision, the girls dove right into the easy-to-understand instructions.   As a homeschooling mom, I absolutely loved the detailed – and beautifully designed – information cards.  It turned out to be a learning project that provided ongoing discussions for days.

The Mint Cocoa Lip Balm kit comes fully stocked with organic Fair Trade cocoa butter and organic peppermint essential oil, tins and labels.  The boxes, cards and labels are all printed on recycled paper with soy ink, and everything else is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.  Not to be outdone, the  compostable cellulose bags are even made from renewable wood pulp sustainably harvested from FSC managed forests.

You won't believe it, but there's even more to love!  Herban Crafts’ social mission is to help address the problem of unemployment, a contributing factor to homelessness, by offering a hands-on job and social skills training program for homeless women with the goal of fostering economic independence.  Their ultimate goal is to be able to place the trainees in permanent positions at companies in the local community.  To this end, the great women behind Herban Crafts are running a crowd funding campaign at StartSomeGood through the month of June.  Your purchase supports a job training program for unemployed women who will help manufacture the kits.

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