Question for them that likes lotions and lip balms

HaldeCraft Think Tank time!

Let’s talk lotions and lip balms.

First off, lotion — right now I have, between my various shops, the following fragrances:
Ancient Sedona
Cucumber Melon
Lavender
Lavender Lemon
Patchouli
Rosemary Mint
Sandalwood
Unscented
Wild Iris

I’m working on bringing in the following, between now and December:
Berry Lover’s Blend (Berrylicious? Fruit Salad? Something like that.)
Pumpkin Spice

In addition, I have room to bring in (I don’t NEED to, but I could) nine more. I definitely want to bring in one “holiday” fragrance. What do you think of…
Cocoa Butter
Frankincense & Myrrh (for the holiday fragrance) (or maybe Orange Clove? Or something cookie-ish?)
Kentish Rain
Mountain Man
Nag Champa
Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey
seven…?
eight…?
nine…?
(I’m not completely sold on a couple of those, but … would you find those fragrances appealing…?)

Now, on to lip balms! I currently have a handful, but unfortunately find flavor oils just as addictive as fragrance oil. Current flavors include:
Buttercream
Caramel
Coconut
Cucumber Melon
Lavender Lemon
Margarita
Mint
Raspberry
Unflavored

In addition, I just got stuff to bring in:
Blackberry Pomegranate
Lime
Orange

Now I’m thinking of how some of those could be combined….
Blackberry Pomegranate Raspberry
Coconut Lime
Raspberry Margarita

But are there any flavors that you maybe love in a lip balm and would like to see me carry? I’ve been holding back on buying a lot of flavors because dudes, I kind of went crazy with the soap fragrances and have more than I need, and don’t want to see myself do the same thing with flavors. But if there’s something my regulars want, of course I want to carry it! I’d love to find a holiday flavor. Gingerbread…? Snickerdoodle…? Something Autumn-y. Pumpkin?

HERE IS THE PROBLEM WITH LOVING TO MAKE THINGS: It’s hard to put a lid on making things. TRUE STORY.

8 Comments

    • Another friend also suggested cranberry – my only “worry” is that it might be too similar to the berry blend I’m planning, since that has cranberry in it. I guess I’ll just have to mix up the blend and then stand around sniffing bottles, LOL!

  1. I’m a foodie-only for lotions and such. Unless it smells like you can eat it, it gives me a migraine. With that said, scents I like (for the holidays especially) would be thinks like a hot chocolate with marshmallows, a cranberry chutney (like the Yankee Candle type scent?), a pumpkin pie (maybe even a la mode?), maybe some kind of warm sugar cookie scent? Things like that. Not sure if I’m the target client you’re going for but I greatly appreciate when someone offers a true food/dessert scented item without it being mixed with a musk or amber or whatever.

    Several of your lipbalms already meet my foodie only scents. I could also see combos like raspberry caramel or blackberry pomegranate buttercream maybe? Though your raspberry/blackberry one sounds good.

    I second the idea of maybe a cranberry kind of lipbalm. And a pumpkin pie would be good too.

    Anyway, that’s the scent direction I would enjoy if it helps at all.

  2. quinn

    For lotions, I really like Cocoa Butter, Frankincense & Myrrh, and Orange Clove. I think Orange Clove is a fall/ winter scent. Berry blend & Pumpkin spice also sound good. For me, I like citrus scents. I love lemongrass,bergomont & lemongrass, mango in just about any blend.

    For lip balm, I really like the idea of coconut lime! What would orange and coconut be like? I like all of your lip balm ideas.

    Not much help, huh?

    • Yes, actually, that is help! 🙂

      Just yesterday I was making a list of soaps I need to restock, and Coconut Lemongrass was one. And I had a brief thought of “I wonder what kind of lotion that would make…?” … plus, I already have a coconut lip balm, and could easily combine that with lime as well, so…

  3. I have looked high and low, and it’s hard to find a Cranberry flavor! Who would have thought that?! I may have a line on one, finally — but I need to double-check that they don’t have a minimum order since that’s all I need.

    Also? Candy Corn flavored lip balm. (Note to self: do not eat!)

  4. Catherine

    How funny! Before I read the comments, my first thought was cranberry. I am in good company and add my vote to the masses! I also like the idea of coconut lip balm or lotion (but that is more of a summer thing for some people). I like the sugar cookie idea, but wonder if that would be quite close to the buttercream you already offer. I really do hope to see mountain man come out in your lotion line. Blueberry, or like blueberry pie, would be nice (and could appeal to children).

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