Organic Wednesday – Balm Balm
My love for lipbalms is well known worldwide (seriously, I don’t think Badger have forgiven me for kicking up such a fuss about Chai Rose yet, but they’re still lovely people! And lovely balms too), so I thought I might be forgiven for talking about yet another one that I really like.
BalmBalm I love, because unlike a lot of organic companies, their labelling is clear, and they don’t make claims that their products can’t possibly live up to. Plus, their products are both 100% natural and 100% organic, which is a refreshing change at the moment. If you saw my post last week, you’ll know simply how refreshing it is to see a company commit to it’s aims properly without resorting to desperate claims for it’s products (SLS-free face powder anyone? Oh no! I’ll really miss that lovely foaming action!) in order to seem more “worthy”.
Okay, I’ll come down off my soapbox now. The other major reason I’m a big fan of BalmBalm is the simply beautiful scent of the rose geranium balm, I have this one in a pot my the bed, in a tube in my handbag, and now, in the new lipbalm-sized tube which I’ll be taking everywhere with me. But if you’re not a fan of flowery scents, the balms also come in unscented and tea-tree varieties. If you have any other scents that you’re a fan of, you can add a couple of drops to the unscented variety and make yourself a customised flavour – I’m always tempted to make a proper rose-scented one (not artificially flavoured and pumped full petrochemicals like some rose balms – which shall remain nameless – are), it’d be like smothering yourself in Turkish Delight …
Where was I? Oh yes, the balms are vegetarian (not vegan – although I understand some vegans will use bee-products) and have a shea butter, jojoba and beeswax base, meaning they’re a bit more solid than some balms you can use, but I don’t find this a problem as it means a little goes a very long way once you’ve warmed it on your fingers or played with the tube in your hands a bit before applying.
I’m looking forward to trying the tea-tree variety, as I think it’d be just the ticket for cold-sore affected lips, or on spots! How else do you use lipbalms?
Balm Balm lipbalms cost £3.99 (£2.99 for a tub!) and are available from Balm Balm’s website and well-known health food shops. Plus you can read the Balm Balm Blog here. Glenda’s lovely, do go and say hello!