I've had to do away with the free shipping on the samples and lip balm unfortunately.  I didn't want to keep raising my prices but I was being hit really hard by having to eat the shipping charges.  Selling an item for $2 and then turning around and having to pay $2.70 or more on shipping just isn't sustainable.  Unfortunately, I've had to begin charging shipping on these items.  However... I've dropped the prices to offset this and if you spend $35 or more you'll still get free shipping.