New! Vanilla Honey Lip Butter

As some of the lip butter flavors have recently sold out, I decided to try this new blend of vanilla and honey as suggested by one of my friends in my last lip butter survey! Very sweet and yummy – this might be a new favorite!

Vanilla Honey Lip Butter

Other flavors currently available include: Blackberry, Chai Tea (3 left), Honey Lemon (also 3 left), Limeade, Peppermint, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and non-flavored Nourishing. Buy them separately, or get a gift pack with 3 for $10 in an organza bag!

Here are some recent comments I’ve received about our lip butter:

“I was lucky enough to win a free tube of Blackberry lip butter from Amy during her last survey. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I have to say how great it is. It slides on silky smooth and has just the right amount of gloss. I don’t like lip balm that is heavy feeling but this one is light on the lips and it stays on for quite awhile. Thank you Amy for such a great product and I am glad that I was the lucky winner to try it!!”
-Barbara M., Worthington Springs, FL

“I’m 6 months pregnant, and somehow the baby has sucked all the moisture out of my lips! I’ve had dry, cracked, painful lips for several months now, and I’ve tried MANY different lip balms and treatments. After only 2 days of using your lip butter, they are amazingly soft and no longer peeling! And I’ve only applied it a few times a day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
-Katy F., Neoga, IL

Almost Paradise Soap Now Available

What can I say? It’s been a full week! We went swimming, my parents were here for a night, school started, and I’m just starting to get back in the swing of things. I made more Dead Sea Spa Bars yesterday – a batch of the original scent and a batch of the new facial bar blend with rosewood, geranium and ylang ylang that I made for the first time back in May. My inspiration for the facial blend came from the rosewood essential oil I had acquired from another soaper. I had to purchase more though, since it appears to be just as popular as the original scent blend. The new rosewood smells much “smoother” than the other one and more like rose. I really like it!

This weekend we will be celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday and our 12th anniversary – so I’ll be out of touch again until Monday. However, what you really want to know is that I’ve made the Almost Paradise soap available for purchase at!

Almost Paradise Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

It shouldn’t be too difficult to come up with four soaps to qualify for the 4 for $20 deal with the new Watermelon soap available now as well. Don’t forget to try a new lip butter flavor while you’re at it! Becky of The Soap Sister just posted her glowing review of the lip butters she ordered from me last week. I was glad to hear they arrived unmelted – even after 24 hours in her mailbox!

All orders placed over the weekend will ship out on Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Get Your Pucker Ready!

New Lip Butters by Great Cakes Soapworks

Just in time for Valentines Day! After applying the same principle to the Lip Butter as the Whipped Shea Butter, it appears that the Lip Butters have returned to their fantastic, super silky smooth selves. I am more than relieved. If anyone finds one that isn’t, I want to hear about it right away, ok?

To celebrate these new batches of silky greatness, I decided a make-over was in order. All the labels have been re-designed, I’ve added a few new options, and discontinued a couple of flavors.

What’s New:
Lavender – I know Lavender sounds a little bit different for a lip flavor, but I had a request for it – and I’ve actually heard of other natural skin care companies making it. There are only 11 of these, so if this sounds interesting to you, by all means, grab them up!
Watermelon – Smells just like watermelon gum! These are also a limited edition flavor, with just 11 available.
Nourishing – NO flavor added. For those who just want some great moisture without the flavor. Limited edition – 10 available.

Orange Creamsicle is back, but just a few for now because it was requested by a friend.

These best selling flavors are back in stock and I will do my best to keep them that way:
Coconut Mango
Peppermint Ice

Discontinued flavors:
Berrylicious (the last one sold yesterday)
Vanilla Latte – at least for now. There is ONE left, and when it’s gone, it may be awhile until I make it again.

So if you are ready to get your hands on some super silky smooth Lip Butter, head on over to I’m keeping the price at a very reasonable $3.00 each. Read testimonials here.

P.S. There is ONE lonely Limeade Lava Lip Gloss available for just $2.00. These will not be restocked!

Lip Butter…For Dogs?

I recently had a conversation on Facebook with one of my high school classmates who bought some soap from me. I had included an Orange Cremesicle Lip Butter in her order, and she was telling me how much she loved it.

My friend: “I love the lip butter. And so does one of my dogs. Everytime I have it on, she puts her nose right up to my lips and just sniffs. It’s hilarious.”

Me: “Ha! Do be careful though – one of my customers told me her dog ate her entire Vanilla Latte lip butter! Not that it would hurt the dog… I’m just sayin’.”

My friend: “LOL. I know she will eat it. She eats anything.”

Two days later….

My friend: “SHE ATE IT! I knew it would happen. I had numerous hand lotions (i’m obsessed) and chapsticks on my night stand. She picked out my lip butter and ate it! Little freak.”

Me: “Oh no! Can’t say I didn’t try to warn you….that’s exactly how my other customer lost hers – off the night stand. Her dog ate everything but the cap!”

My friend: “Maybe you could venture into the dog food industry.”