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Spring Has Sprung Giveaway!

The latest giveaway from The Country Chick and my Etsy shop, MaidenHillFarm, is finally here! 

Enter to win the following:

1 Preservative Free Beeswax Solid Lotion Bar

1 Beeswax Lip Balm

And 1 Small Beeswax/Cocoa Butter Cellulite/Massage Bar

In a cute, reusable muslin gift bag. 

Spring Has Sprung Giveaway

Now for the legalese: Open to entries from the US only. One lucky winner will be chosen at random when the contest ends on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM CST. The winner will be contacted by email to obtain their mailing address – if after 48 hours I haven’t received a response, a new winner will be chosen. When you sign in to Rafflecopter make sure to include an email address so that I can contact you. As soon as possible, I will mail out the prize.

P.S. If you don’t want to wait until the end of the giveaway, please visit my shop on Etsy here.

Best of luck to everyone!!!

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End of Summer MHF Giveaway!!!

Or should I call this the Beginning of Fall MHF Giveaway?

Maybe, but since it still feels like it’s 100 degrees here, I’ll just keep Summer in the title. And actually, there’s no sign of ending, yet. But let’s get back to the giveaway.

That’s right! It’s time for another giveaway. And the prize this go around?

A bath and body gift set from my Etsy shop, Maiden Hill Farm, including one bar of goat milk soap, one sample box of sugar cube scrubs, and a lip balm!

Summer 2015

Please Note: The Sugar Cube Scrub set pictured above is a full set not a sample.

A sample set will include 2 or 3 actual sugar cubes.

Now for the legalese: Open to entries from the US only. One lucky winner will be chosen at random when the contest ends on September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM CST. The winner will be contacted by email to obtain their mailing address – if after 48 hours I haven’t received a response, a new winner will be chosen. When you sign in to Rafflecopter make sure to include an email address so that I can contact you. As soon as possible, I will mail out the prize.

P.S. If you don’t want to wait until the end of the giveaway, please visit my shop on Etsy here.

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Lip Balm

For years, I’ve had a secret addiction that few people know about. . . Lip Balm!

You’re probably thinking, “Lip balm? How can someone be addicted to that?”, but it’s true. You really can be addicted to lip balm. From what I understand, the chemicals in commercial lip balms can cause a dependency in certain people, and I guess I’m one of them. If I were to go all day long without applying any at all, my lips would be bright red and peeling. . . not a pleasant sight.

And while I don’t think I’ll ever be able to quit (besides, as far as addictions go, this isn’t exactly the worst one to have), I would like to switch to a more natural, non-mentholated product. So, I scoured the internet, and found this recipe:

Ingredients:
1 oz Sweet Almond Oil (or any other good liquid oil, such as, olive, apricot kernel, avocado, etc)
.25 oz Castor Oil
.25 oz Shea Butter
.5 oz Beeswax
.25 oz Coconut Oil
2 ml Flavoring Oil (I chose Monkey Farts)
Lip Balm Containers (I chose these, here)
Disposable Pipettes

1) Combine the sweet almond and castor oils, beeswax, and coconut oil in a heat safe container and heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Stir the mixture after the first minute has passed.

2) Once the beeswax has completely melted, add the shea butter and stir. The shea butter should melt from the heat of the wax and oils, but if it doesn’t return the mixture to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds, then continue to stir until it’s completely melted.

3) Once the mixture has melted, add 2 ml of flavoring oil using a disposable pipette. Make sure to stir in the flavoring completely.

4) If you’re using lip balm tubes (like I did), then use a disposable pipette to fill each tube full. Allow the lip balm to cool and harden completely, then pop the cap on.

Waiting to put the caps on.

The lip balms I made are flavored with Monkey Farts, and they smell just like a ripe banana.