Expecting more…

I am not so great at blogging. I tried for a while but found that there was more I needed to actually do than talk about. But then I realized, when I talked to people in person at events, there was plenty I had to say, and lots of questions from customers.

One of the things I have learned since I started Buttercup Balm in 2016 is that all lip balm flavors are not created equal. In searching for the right flavors for our lip balms there were many option, but not many that met my expectations. I have learned over the years that many cosmetic suppliers have a lot of flavors that they say are safe for lips, but they specify, DO NOT INGEST.

That kind of blows my mind. Lip Balm is a product that goes on your lips. It’s a product that you will end up licking, and thus end up ingesting. This does not meet my expectations, because it seems ridiculous.

So when selecting my ingredients, I chose to use flavoring that is edible. It is a formulation used in making candy and is meant to be edible. This candy flavoring meets my expectations while also being approved by the FDA for food use.

In making products for myself and my family, I have found that others also enjoy the products that I make. If you have not had the opportunity to try Buttercup Balm Lip balms, I would encourage you to give us a try.

Got to start somewhere…

I am learning I need to create content. Apparently, people will want to know and learn different things about me and my company.

We got started in 2016. I tried blogging back then but didn’t really keep up with it. I have many varied interests.

Jack of all trades, master of none, is a comment I have heard for many years. When I want to learn something, I start reading about it. Either in a book or on the web.

I have been a label reader for several years, both for food and skin care. While I love my junk food, and comfort food, I don’t want any “junk” in my skin care.

So I choose ingredients that are pure or raw to work with. I avoid substances that are other than natural. I avoid artificial preservatives. I make and use these products on myself first. So you can bet I am not using any questionable ingredients on myself.