Welcome to Cette Petite Maison

My name is Carol-Ann and I am a maker and crafter of all kinds of things and with Cette Petite Maison (This Little House) I hope to share a little bit of my life here in the beautiful rural Quercy Blanc area of France and introduce you to some of my neighbours and their wonderful produce.

I am trying a embrace a simpler lifestyle, working towards sustainability so I am offering a small range of items, made, grown and harvested locally by neighbours and friends and I hope that the phrase Products with Provenance resonates.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Let's talk about Lip Balm

I have been using Lip Balm for years, first as a part of my Nightly Skin Routine and then as I stopped wearing Lipsitck, during the day as well - I used to buy commerical brands and discovered that the more I put on the more I needed so I turned to HandMade Lip Balms and never looked back :)

I am now offering my own brand which I call Aromatherapy for Lips and which I have specially made for Cette Petite Maison, at the moment it comes in 2 fragrances - Rose and Lavender and I will soon be offering an unscented version for men. 

I'm not going to say any more but let my testers tell you what they think.....

I have recently been lucky enough to try a new lip balm produced by Cette Petite Maison and I can honestly say it's by far the nicest lip balm I've ever used. It's super hydrating and feels lovely to wear. I have the rose version and the scent is gorgeous without being at all over-powering.
Also, I don't find, like with some lip balms, that the more you use it, the more you need it. I am sure this is thanks to all the natural goodies that are in it, unlike the commercial brands. I shall definitely be ordering more and also trying the lavender version. I really highly recommend it together with visiting the Cette Petite Maison blog and shop to discover lots of other delightful products :)  AB


I always have such dry lips in the winter and find the Rose Lip balm wonderfully moisturising and soothing. It’s non greasy formula is a pleasure to wear and the gorgeous natural fragrance of rose make it almost good enough to eat . Lovely product which is now a staple of my daily facial care regime. Highly recommended. LC

So if you are looking for a bit of Aromatherapy for your lips pop on over to the boutique or if you are feeling crafty you can make your own, here is a quick super easy recipe for DIY Lip Balms :)

  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • For Rose: 3 drops of 100% pure Rose Essential Oil
  • For Lavender 3 drops of 100% pure Lavender Oil
  • 5 or 6 Lip Balm Tubes
  • A syringe or plastic cosmetic pippettes
  1. Wash your hands and all of your equipment thoroughly.
  2. Place the beeswax pellets in a small glass bowl and microwave on high power for 45 seconds.
  3. Add the coconut oil to the bowl, and return to the microwave for another 45 seconds.
  4. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments until everything is completely melted.
  5. Add the essential oils and return to the microwave for another 15 seconds.
  6. Using a syringe, fill each lip balm container as full as you can without overflowing.
  7. If it starts to harden before you're finished filling the tubes, return the glass bowl to the microwave for 15 seconds to keep it melted.
  8. Once they solidify I would pop your balms into the fridge to harden off a bit more and voila you have your own Lip Balms.