My Newest Favourite Thing!

So I’ve been playing with the idea of lip balm in cardboard/paperboard tubes. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but wasn’t sure I wanted to take the leap. That may sound silly – but I admit, I have a bad habit of overthinking things, and I already posses a bunch of plastic tubes that need to be used up. Not to mention – the paperboard tubes are a bit more of an investment as they cost approximately 2 – 3 X what the plastic tubes cost. So, I put the idea on the back burner and told myself, once I’ve used up all the plastic tubes I already have, I’ll look into the paperboard tubes a bit more.

Fast forward to this June . . . I received an email from the lovely ladies at Purple Carrot (a wonderful health & wellness store in Lethbridge that is all about offering it’s customers quality, sustainable, environmentally responsible products http://www.purplecarrotlethbridge.ca/), wondering if I would be interested in making my lip balm in paperboard tubes! Ummmmm. . . . You bet, I would!

So, I ordered some tubes, and got to work! My first attempt at using these tubes was not 100% successful and I was only able to deliver the gang at Purple Carrot a handful. However, this week I received another order of paperboard tubes, along with fantastic new labels with safety seals attached – I LOVE them!

Paperboard Tubes, waiting to be filled with some Mudhoney goodness!

I love everything about them. I love the feel of these larger tubes, compared to regular plastic ones. I love that they are recyclable and compostable. I love that since they hold more, you don’t go through as many tubes. I may be biased (but I don’t think so), but I also LOVE the lip balm that goes inside of them:)

I wanted to compare exactly how much these babies would hold compared to the plastic tubes, so I got out my scale. On average the plastic tubes hold 5 grams of lip balm. These hold 12 grams! More than twice as much – so we’re also talking about value.

So, I have changed my mind. I still have some plastic tubes that I will continue to use until what I have on hand is all used up. After those are gone, I am sold on these beauties. If you want to try them out, pop into Purple Carrot Health Foods & Wellness Inc. in Lethbridge or contact me directly to order!

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