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Did a quick search and didn't find this info, so I thought I'd ask.

What price are people selling their lip balm tubes for? Was thinking about making some to sell and wanted to get an idea on what others are doing.

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We priced ours at $2 a tube or 3 for 5. We calculated out materials and discounting beeswax it was 15 cents for ingredients, 10 cents for the tube and around 25 cents for a label (bought labels and printed, ink will get you, but they looked sharp). The biggest time investment was perfecting recipes, they cooked up pretty quick once we had everything down. That made for pretty good profit margin and put them at comparable price to Burt's Bees or other "higher end" commercial varieties. It of course all depends on you market though. We might have been high on our label cost estimate, but they are more than you think, and we figured that would cover beeswax and labor too if we were over a bit. Labels with less color etc will be a lot cheaper to print of course.
 

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We have the tubes for $2.00 and the small slide top tins for $3.00. The tubes are labeled and the tines are decorated with cute paper, twine, buttons etc. and labeled. The tins sell like hot cakes....
 

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Thanks Mr. C and Homemaid for your quick response! $ was the price I was thinking also. Have some slide top tins coming so I can check them out.
 

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We sell ours for $3 per tube. That's what Burts costs here at the store, & ours is every bit as good as his.
 

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We sell ours for $3 per tube. That's what Burts costs here at the store, & ours is every bit as good as his.
Like I said all about the market... Burt's sells for 2bucks here, but I know it's more elsewhere where the market supports it... Burt also was a woman and she has since sold the business last I heard.
 
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