Eco Lips. After looking over their webstore and at their awesome selection of lip balms I was thrilled when they offered us a chance to choose a few to review and even offered to host a giveaway for you guys!
About Eco Lips (taken from website):
In the early 1990s, Andrea Danielson began brewing small batches of natural lip balm in her kitchen for her friends and family. She took great care in handcrafting the balm and packaging it in small amber glass jars to preserve the freshness of the pure ingredients. Andrea didn’t realize that by giving a sample of her natural lip creation to Steve Shriver, her life would be changed forever.
Having larger than average lips, Steve was continually searching for a better lip balm. When Steve met Andrea in 1995, he immediately fell in love with the lip balm, and moments later he also fell in love with Andrea. They were married in 1997 and Steve, a lifetime entrepreneur, quickly spent Andrea’s life savings on ingredients and packaging for the couple’s first product, Hemp Lip Buzz.
By 2003, Steve and Andrea had built a specialized private label natural body care company focusing on making high quality products for many other successful brands. Their company rapidly became a leading natural body care manufacturer in the Natural Products industry.
Much of the growth of their business was due to their top sales representative and entrepreneur, Jim King. Working out of his California office, he founded and grew a successful and environmentally friendly promotional products company called Access Eco. He enjoyed the process of building other peoples' brands through promotional products, but something was missing.
Jim had a vision of creating a lip balm brand like no other. He became obsessed with lip balm! Jim looked at every lip care brand currently on the market, buying them, one by one, until he had acquired over 200 different samples. From petroleum-based lip care to natural brands, he packed all of these samples and flew to Iowa to meet with Steve about his dream.
Jim and Steve spent hours mulling over a 10-foot conference table layered with what would soon become their competition in the lip balm industry. The goal was to create a brand image and an organic formula that would take market share from petroleum-based lip balm brands.
Voilà! Eco Lips was born! Jim and Steve swiftly brought the product to market and began raising awareness of the importance of pesticide-free products.
Today, Eco Lips lip balm is handcrafted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With the mission of satisfying the needs of every customer, Eco Lips has been first to market with several innovative organic lip care products and packages. With environmental initiatives in place, a focused marketing and sales strategy, award winning packaging, and a relaxed, yet productive work environment, Eco Lips is making its way around the world, one set of lips at a time.
Eco Lips was awesome enough to let us choose three lip balms of our choice to review and let me say choosing just three was quite a difficult decision since their selection is huge and many of their balms look quite appealing! Anyways we finally decided to try the Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness, Eco Tints Moonstone, and last but not least the Eco Lips Energy Lip Balm, but they also sent us one of their Gold balm on an Eco Clip! After making our decision and letting Eco Lips know our choices, our lip balms arrived very quickly and just in time for a weekend out on the lake with the family fishing and camping!
I chose the Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness for “Bug” to use since he tends to have chapped lips quite a bit during the summer months and he doesn’t really like to use mommy’s lip balms because he says they are for girls or that they really burn. But after just taking the cap off the Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness and getting a whiff of the grape smell he was hooked and claimed it for himself quite quickly. He really likes to put it on and says it not only smells good but if he happens to forget and lick his lips it doesn’t taste bad either, nor does it burn like other lip balms we tried on him. We have been using this lip balm on “Bug” for the last couple of weeks and we have noticed a huge improvement on his lips, they are no longer dry and cracking and they look really good and he now has no problem eating salty foods, due to them burning.
For myself I chose the Eco Tints in Moonstone, now I don’t generally wear any kind of color on my lips due to them staying dry and cracked, but there are times that I would like to add a little color to my lips when going out to dinner or the movies with my husband on our date nights. I have used the Eco Tints in Moonstone several times since it arrived and I absolutely love it! I can now wear a little color on my lips without having to worry about them becoming dry and cracked. I’m loving how smooth this lip balm goes on and the fact that just a little of the Eco Tints lip balm goes a long way, not to mention lasts for a good little while! I also love how silky this lip balm makes my lips feel and it looks fabulous! Bottom line: I love the Eco Tints in Moonstone and I can’t wait to try some of the other colors of Eco Tints because they have given me back the ability to have beautifully lightly tinted lips while making them look great!
Next up is the Eco Lips Energy Lip Balm. I will confess that I got this particular lip balm for my husband but after opening it up and smelling it, I had to give it a try…only fair right? Well it was love at first try..LOL! Not only does this lip balm go on as smooth and silky as the others we tried but it has a slight tingling sensation that I just love! Even though I got it for Chad it’s my daily go to lip balm and he has tried it a couple of times and lets just say I’m going to have to get him his own tube to take to work with him (he works in and out of freezers, so he has a time with his lips as well). What I love most about the Eco Lips Energy Lip Balm is the invigorating mint scent and the way it leaves my lips feeling.
Last up is the Gold balm on an Eco Clip that Eco Lips included in our sample package. Now this lip balm is just as awesome as the other three and it’s found it’s permanent home on the zipper of my purse! I love the little eco clip that let’s me put the lip balm on whatever bag or pants I am wearing to make sure I always have my Eco Lips with me! The Gold balm itself is just as silky and smooth as the other three and I love the fact that it’s simple! It has not artificial flavors, tints or scents so it’s perfect for the whole family and we have all three used it several times and it is sure to stay a must have for traveling. It’s much easier to take the Gold balm with us than trying to keep up with each of our lip balms.
Eco Lips products are awesome! We love all four of the lip balms we were sent and they are now a must have! I am also looking forward to trying some of the other wonderful lip balms from Eco Lips! Not only have we noticed a huge difference in the appearance and overall health of “Bug’s” lips but my lips feel so much healthier and they look so beautiful! Chad has also said he noticed a huge difference in his lips and uses his Eco Lip balm on a daily basis and he said that going in and out of the freezer no longer irritates his lips as bad.
If you are looking for a lip balm that is not only good for you but is also good for the world, we highly recommend checking out the wonderful selection of lip balms from Eco Lips. With their huge selection you are sure to find a lip balm for the whole family and this time of year a lip balm is a must have in our book!
To purchase any of the Eco Lips products mentioned above and many more varieties visit the Eco Lips Webstore!
Eco Lips has very generously offered one of my lucky readers their very own Eco Lips Gold USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm on one of their awesome Eco Clips (ARV $5.48)! This giveaway is open to US and Canada only.
Mandatory Entry: Visit the Eco Lips Webstore and tell me what lip balm you would just love to try! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Eco Lips be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
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Giveaway ends June 26, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Eco Lips products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.