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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010
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    Arlington, OH, USA
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    Default Lip balm shrink wrap

    Well, we took on the adventure of lip balm. Actually been experimenting for a while now and seem to have a receipe that works for us. Does anyone else use the shrink wrap sleeves over the tubes? We are looking for suggestions to shrink it down. Yesterday we used the ol hair dryer trick, but it is a long process, not very user friendly, and I can see replacing the hairdryer every couple of months doing it that way. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2010
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    Freeland, Washington, USA
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    Default Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    I use a heat gun. I made a stand with holes drilled to hold a few dozen. I put the tubes in, slip the sleeves on and a couple of passes with the heat gun and they are all done. MUCH better than a hair dryer. any hardware store will have one.

  3. #3
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    Warrior, Alabama
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    Default Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    Cool the lib balm well before you do this.
    Old Guy in Alabama

  4. #4
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    Rankin, Mississippi, USA
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    Default Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    I use the ol hair dryer. I just set it on low speed and high heat. It takes about 10-20 seconds to heat up, then it shrinks quickly and perfectly, but a heat gun sounds much faster. I've had my hair dryer for at least 10 years and even using it with the lib balm it still works beautifully.

  5. #5
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    Hampton, Ontario, Canada
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    Default Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    I have been making lip balm for quite a while and was so glad I got a heat gun. I have a pie plate just for this, I do up a bunch that will fit flat, zap them and then give the pan a little roll and zap them again.

  6. #6
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    Sep 2010
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    Arlington, OH, USA
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    Default Re: Lip balm shrink wrap

    I found this website that sells actual labels for lip balm. They have a couple of styles that have perforation so you can seal the cap without using shrink wrap. We are going to give them a try. Here is the link http://www.onlinelabels.com/lip-balm-labels.htm

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