Cam Prescott loves
running her own business. Since Smooch Lip Balm and
Slime started three years ago, she has sold hundreds of
lip balm sticks.
HARTLAND — Cam Prescott, a 12-year-old “Kidpreneur,” has
started her own line of lip balm called Smooch Lip Balm
Smooch Lip Balm is made from raw African shea butter,
organic beeswax, sweet almond oil and flavored with
essential oils, according to the website. Cam said slime
is just a gooey, fun-to-play-with substance that she
idea behind starting her own line of lip balm and slime
came to pass after Cam’s aunt gave her a rudimentary lip
balm making kit a few years ago, said Cam. Rachel
Prescott, Cam’s mother, said her daughter was fascinated
by the idea of creating her own lip balm and she started
making it for friends and family.
gave them away as Christmas gifts and a lot of my close
family members were saying I should make it into a
business,” said Cam.
said she was motivated by the concept of running her own
business, which prompted her to do a little research.
What Cam said she discovered is that people like to shop
local — so she asked her mom for help.
Rachel built a website and social media accounts and
within a couple of years, Cam’s products made their way
to local farmers markets and a few retail stores in the
area. While Rachel manages social media since her
daughter is only in 7th grade, she said Cam does most of
the work. Now, Cam is able to crank out 100 lip balm
sticks in an hour.
solely does everything on her own,” said Rachel. “I
leave it up to her when she wants to do things but of
course help her when she needs it.”
the beginning, Cam’s lip balm wasn’t even labeled and it
would take her a while to make since her flavors didn’t
have recipes, said Rachel.
now it’s a well-tuned machine and she’s so good at it
and it’s really fun to just watch her,” said Rachel.
“People started coming to her and it was quite crazy.”
Creativity, learning life skills
Cam loves most about the making lip balm is the
creativity behind all of the flavors. But she’s learned
a lot along the way too.
“When I do farmers markets and stuff I learned to
interact with people professionally,” said Cam. “It’s
also taught me a lot about life skills because when
people buy your products you get to deal with money.”
Since the business started just under three years ago,
Cam has sold hundreds of lip balm sticks. But Rachel
said that Cam’s business doesn’t get in the way of her
“Getting good grades and being in select soccer club,
all that stuff comes first,” said Rachel.
the road, Cam said she aspires to be a doctor but
opening her own lip balm store isn’t totally out of the
question. In the meantime, Rachel said she’ll continue
to support her daughter.
“It’s just been a pleasure to watch her do something
that she loves,” said Rachel.
Smooch Lip Balm and Slime flavors include lavender,
peppermint, tangerine smoothie, honey, key-lime pie,
rose petal, rosemary mint, vanilla coffee and raspberry.
Smooch Lip Balm is $3.50 a stick. It can be purchased
online or at The Barn Owl in Delafield, Cattywampus in
Wauwatosa and Clear Waters Day Spa in Williams Bay and
more information, visit
smoochbalm.com or @smoochlipbalm on Facebook.