Time to review the March/April 2018 The Hippie Hobby box!
The Hippie Hobby is a subscription box that sends you a fun and eco-friendly DIY craft project to complete every other month. Each box will feature a new crafting experience with an emphasis on incorporating upcycled, recycled, or natural elements into the project. You’ll receive easy to follow step-by-step instructions along with all of the materials needed to complete the craft.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $23.95 every 2 months, or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping to US is free. — You can save $7 on your first box when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
Let’s see what’s in the March/April 2018 The Hippie Hobby box!
A peek inside.
The featured project for March/April was DIY Lip Balm! A link was provided where you could find complete step-by-step instructions, along with helpful tips and photos. Full box contents were also listed on the reverse side.
Lip Balm Tubes
Four white plastic lip balm tubes were included for holding your homemade balm.
Lip Balm Pots
If tubes aren’t your thing, they also included four plastic lip balm pots in various colors.
Four colorful labels were provided for the tubes, while four kraft circle stickers were to be used for the pots.
A packet of beeswax pastilles would serve as one of the four components of the balm.
Organic Shea Butter & Peppermint Essential Oil
The second and third ingredients were organic shea butter and 100% peppermint essential oil.
A small bottle of sunflower oil was to serve as the final necessary ingredient to create your product.
When I saw this included in the box, I was totally stumped as to why it was in there. You’ll find out its purpose soon. 😉
Honey Packet & 2 Sugar Packets
This month’s bonus craft was a DIY lip scrub, which required just two ingredients: Honey and sugar.
The first step in the lip balm making process was to adhere the labels to all of the empty containers.
The designs were all so colorful and pretty!
Next, I had to place the sunflower oil, shea butter, and beeswax pastilles into a microwave safe bowl (I used a glass measuring cup). The mixture was then to be heated in 30-second increments until everything was completely melted. It took roughly 2 minutes total. Once melted, you were to add the peppermint oil.
To make it easier to pour the liquid into the tubes without them falling over, it was suggested that you use the hair tie to hold them all together. Such a great tip!
Here are all of the tubes/pots a few minutes after the liquid was poured. It took maybe 10-15 minutes for them to completely harden.
The container that the shea butter came in was to be reused to hold your lip scrub. Making it was as easy as squeezing the honey packet into the pot and mixing it with the two packets of sugar.
Here are my completed tubes of lip balm. I love how they turned out!
So pretty! — And super easy to make too!
I kinda wish they had included printed labels for the pots as well. 😉
Speaking of easy… Here’s the end result of the lip scrub. So simple!
I was really happy with the March/April 2018 The Hippie Hobby box. I’ve always thought it would be neat to try making my own lip balms and didn’t realize just how easy it would be. The process wasn’t time consuming at all and everything was explained very well. Definitely one of my favorite projects from The Hippie Hobby box! 🙂 — Remember, if you’d like to subscribe you can save $7 on your first box (making it just $16.95) when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome