Sunday, May 3, 2015

Curio (Potions For Skeptics): Lip Balm A

I'm a lip balm connoisseur. I've been buying it in bulk since I was 13. Ok, I've been stashing it in bulk. Without it, I am insecure. Can't tell you how thrilled I am to be making my own. I now have a container in every room, every bag and just about every drawer. (What? That stuff likes to walk.)

No one's ever going to call it fancy. It is a staple, after all. Lip Balm A is a glidey, glossy potion, full of emollients. It wears well, lasts long, and it smells subtly minty delish.

Ingredient List:

Organic Beeswax, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,  Organic Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil

It takes few ingredients to make a great lip balm, which is why I'm always surprised by the unpronounceable crap that goes into most every drug store offering. Lip Balm A is a great base coat for your lipstick. It's terrific if you're out in the cold. I've been known to apply it to my wind-burnt cheeks in a pinch.

If you're interested to learn more about it, please check out my Etsy shop. Kisses.


  1. I've always been a bit "meh" about lip balm but I'm roadtesting this today as my lips are chapped due to a head cold and I can't tell you how sublime it is. Most balms I've tried leave a thick layer of gunk on your lips that is most unpleasant. Not this. I think I'm converted!

  2. Yay! And so happy you received your parcel Evie. Enjoy. xo

  3. Your lip balm is the bomb! I know, I know, but who could resist. Seriously, I loved this light but so effective product. Just the perfect amount of scent (a lovely gentle mint). As pendlestitches says, it leaves no sense of weight, or of a barrier, on the lips. You nailed this one, K!

  4. So glad you like it Frances. I'm really thrilled with it and I love that others are too... xo