Hartland 12-year-old creates lip balm business

HARTLAND - A 12-year-old entrepreneur from Hartland is making her mark on the lip balm business.  

Cameron Prescott has mastered the intricate process.  

"I did do some research a lot of research," Prescott said.

The seventh grader is in the business of making money, but creating lip balm is more her passion.  Prescott's aunt gave her a lip balm making kit as a gift a few years ago.  The project spun into "Smooch," the name of her business.

"We have rose petal over here, honey, key lime pie, rosemary mint," Prescott said.

Right now Prescott makes nine flavors of lip balm and some slime, a squishy texture to play with. She uses all natural ingredients. The hardest part of being a 12-year-old business owner?

"Juggling soccer and school," Prescott said.

Cameron's parents, who helped her get the business going, dubbed her a "kidpreneur."

"At that time she was like 9.  At first it was very simple we just created a Facebook page," said Rachel Reed, her mom.

Her mom said being a kid comes before the business.

"People are kind of like concerned sometimes like she's only a kid let her be a kid.  Well we do," Reed said.

Prescott spends some of her money, but most goes towards her college fund.  Other than the business owner's age, she said the product itself is unique.

"Personally I think it's just super soft and a lip balm that's not super soft is not really a lip balm," Prescott said.

Smooch is sold in four stores in Southeast Wisconsin: The Barn Owl in Delafield, Cattywampus Design in Wauwatosa, Clear Waters Salon & Day Spa in Lake Geneva and Williams Bay.  She hopes to get her product in more stores in the future.   

Each lip balm costs $3.50.  You can find information about ingredients and purchase products at smoochbalm.com 
 

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