Choosing lip balm tubes can be an interesting part of your lip balm-making experience. The best tubes for you will be those that match your preference of tube size, opening and color. After you determine what you want your lip balm tubes to look like, buying tubes for your lip balms can be simple.
There are few sizes of lip balm tubes from which to choose. The 0.095-ounce (2.8-ml), 0.15-ounce (4.4-ml) and 0.5-ounce (14.8-ml) sizes are widely available. If you want to choose a standard size, select the 0.15-ounce (14.8-ml) tubes, because they are the size of lip balms that are usually sold in stores. You'll also have to choose between an oval and round opening for the tube. The real variety in lip balm tubes, however, is in their available colors.
Brightly colored tubes can be a fine choice, especially if you want to give your lip balms to young people. Colors also can help you categorize your lip balms. For example, you might choose a red lip balm tube if your lip balm smells or tastes like cherries.
Choosing clear tubes can help your lip balm's users differentiate between tinted lip balm colors. These types of tubes can appeal to people who want to find a perfect shade of lip balm for themselves. This can be to your benefit, because clear lip balm tubes can help you advertise your product without requiring potential users to open the tubes. If you're keeping your lip balm for yourself, clear tubes can give you immediate notice of what types of lip balm are in the containers.
Darker tubes can give users the impression that your lip balms are a quality item, because they can look sleek and expensive. Dark tubes, such as those in blue and black, also have good reputations for appealing to men. If you want to sell your lip balms, dark tubes might be a good investment.
To make classification even easier, you might want to purchase lip balm tube labels that can be written on and stuck onto the tubes. Buying tubes with hook caps that you can loop strings into can maximize the tubes' portability. Caps for lip balm tubes are often sold separately, so be sure to choose caps that match your tubes.
An advantage of choosing lip balm tubes over lip balm pots is that they can be more hygienic to use. When using a lip balm tube, you won't have to dip your finger into the balm to apply the product. This can help keep your lip balm sanitary.