Monday, September 17, 2012

Organic Lip Balms By Eco Lips ~ A Giveaway!

I love balms.

Its not far from an exaggeration for me to say that I wear them all the time. Eco Lips has been the best balm experience I’ve had. Back in my non-Olive Parent days, I used multiple and various petroleum filled products. These were purchases made out of necessity, usually during the cooler seasons, when being outdoors were harsh on my lips. Unlike Eco Lips, I wasn’t compelled to put these products on constantly, they provided a basic function that seemed very limited. With Eco Lips, I’m constantly balm-ing my lips, more out of want than need. Their balms are highly effective, useful and a complete, constant must-have. More importantly, their ingredients are certified-organic with no petroleum at all.

I visited an “old-friend” recently. I product I frequently used pre-Olive Parent. The website made an alarming statement about petrolatum…without naming any names…it read…

Petrolatum is perhaps the most effective moisturizing agent available. When applied to lips, petrolatum forms a moisturizing barrier which prevents water loss. By penetrating the outermost layer of the lips, petrolatum actually accelerates the healing process and helps repair damaged tissue.

I was pretty taken aback. With all of the history, debate and research that comes along with petrolatum, that’s a pretty bold statement to make!

On the other hand, Eco Lips founder, Steve Shriver gives some sound advice…

One of the most important factors to consider is the top two or three ingredients. (On the label) Organic botanical oils such as jojoba oil, and sunflower oil are excellent emollients which soothe and soften. Next you should see beeswax or plant wax. These ingredients should be organic too. They work synergistically with the oils to form a protective and moisturizing layer on the lips. Stay away from all petrolatum products. Not good for you or for the environment.

Needless to say their products do not contain petroleum. They are also cruelty-free and Non-GMO.

I can’t say that I have an Eco Lips favorite, but I do have preferences. I love the ONE WORLD lip balm line. ONE WORLD fuses Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter, USDA Certified Organic Ingredients with exotic oils featured in three theme-inspired balms.

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Lemon Lavender – Soothing essential oils of the Mediterranean to calm and RELAX.

Coconut Ginger – Tamanu oil, native to the south pacific is paired up perfectly with organic Coconut oil and Ginger to RESTORE dry, damaged lips.

Orange Spice – Organic Argan oil, Sweet Orange, Fennel seed and Cardamom are inviting scents of Morocco to RENEW and rejuvenate your lips.

Until I tried the Coconut Ginger, Lavender Lemon was my first choice. The Coconut Ginger has such a heavenly scent! Coconut oil is a staple in my home. We use it in our food, hair and skin. Falling in love with this balm was quite easy for me. The Orange Spice has licorice smell that would be contributed to the Fennel seed in the balm. I’m not too keen on licorice-y scents, but Argan oil is THE beauty oil to have! Lavender Lemon is also a lovely scent I adore. Lavender is my favorite essential oil. I love the pairing of the Lemon and Lavender together with Cocoa Butter.

There’s a simple genius in partnering up with Dagoba Chocolate© for a organic luscious chocolate lip balm line. Eco Lips co-brands with Dagoba Chocolate© to create three chocolate lip balms that are, of course organic, but completely edible featuring Dagoba’s top selling flavors.

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Roseberry combines organic Dagoba cocoa powder, Rosehip oil, raspberry and chocolate flavors…set in organic cocoa seed oil and organic jojoba oil.

Mint combines organic Dagoba cocoa powder, organic chocolate flavor, organic essential oil of peppermint and more yummy stuff! All of this is set in organic cocoa seed butter and organic coconut oil.

Lavender combines Dagoba cocoa powder, organic chocolate flavor, organic blueberry flavor and organic essential oil of lavender in organic cocoa seed butter and organic jojoba oil.

I couldn’t tell you which one I like best…I like ‘em ALL. For goodness sake, they’re all chocolate, can you blame me? The only thing that would be more perfect than a chocolate lip balm is a  lip balm that combines a nut of some type…preferably pistachio  and dark chocolate…my two loves.

The Ecotints line is exactly as its name implies…a lip balm with tint. A lip balm that’s practical with a splash of glam gives you that constant moisture and sheer tint that comes from the earth’s minerals. Ecotints comes in six different shades.

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The Plush Red shade was literally becoming. At first glance I thought that it may have been too red for me. I’m more of a earthy brown lip gloss gal, but the color  merely expounded the color of my own lips. Giving my lips a healthier, glint-y glow… I love it! It’s a firmer balm than the rest of the balm lines. It has beeswax and Candelilla wax that gives it a firmer product, but the surprising thing is, the color lasts a pretty long time. I added the Dagoba Lavender on top of my Plush Red Ecotint just for kicks. Smile

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Ecotints has 90% organic ingredients…cruelty, carmine and gluten free! Go here to see the Ecotints color swatch found under the product picture.

The imagination of Eco Lips does not end here. They have much more.  A little something for everyone, even a bee-free balm for the Vegan lifestyle.

You can experience these “beauty balms” for yourself!

One winner will win an Eco Lips Lip Care Kit which will include…

  • ONE WORLD Balm (1 Flavor)
  • Dagoba Balm (1 Flavor)
  • Pure and Simple Balm (1 Flavor)
  • Eco Tints Balm (1 Tint)
  • Honest Tea Kids Balm (1 Flavor)
  • Gold Balm - 1
  • Vanilla Hemp Balm – 1
  • Eco Lips Clip - 1

Entry into the giveaway is simple! Leave a comment telling me your must-have balm, or what you like about Eco Lips’ environmentally responsible business practices. Choose as many entry options as possible to increase your chances of winning. Please note – entries without CORRECT validating information will not be considered. Giveaway is limited to US residents, ages 18 years of age or older. We’re unable to honor flavor requests. Please ensure all products in each line are compatible with you. Giveaway ends 10/3/12 Best Wishes!!!!

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76 comments:

  1. vanilla help balm is for sure the most important one!

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  2. i would love to try the coconut ginger....

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  3. The ecotints balm is what I love:)

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  4. Their eco-fabulous love of organic products is what sold me!

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  5. Coconut Ginger sounds like my kind-of smell :) Thank you for the opportunity :)
    jessicasjunk08@gmailDOTcom

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  6. Cocunut finger is the one I would like to try the most

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  7. Since I love buying local I've been purchasing tins of lip balm from the lavender farm lady at our Farmer's Market!

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  8. Ecotints! Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  9. I like the Dagoba Lavender USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm by Eco Lips.
    awhartness@yahoo.com

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  10. i must have the sweet orange lip balm.

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  11. The orange spice sounds good to me.

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  12. I like the Sheer berry-wine mineral-tinted lip balm.
    elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. i like the color of Eco Tints Rose Quartz
    jessicasjunk08@gmailDOTcom

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  14. I'm very concerned about climat change and I honestly believe that any non-necessary use of petroleum is a bad use. I mean come on, putting oil from the ground on your body? Natural all the way please!

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  15. I concur!

    There are many natural, more effective emollients. It boils down to numbers. Petrolatum is cheap. It's our health at the cost of dollars, what a shame. Petrolatum is actually a by product from a chemical process, that's even worse!

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  16. I think I'd like the Ecotints. I do like to have a bit of color on my lips.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  17. Dagoba b/c I adore chocolate !

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  18. The Vanilla Hemp Balm sounds like a must have.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  19. I'm the most impressed with businesses who are either organic or non-GMO certified. :)

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  20. Though this doesn't necessarily apply to lip balm companies, those that create biodegradable products. I find impressive as well as any who are fair trade.

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  21. Pure and Simple Balm would be the one that I would first love to try

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  22. I would really like to try the Vanilla Hemp Balm.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would really like to try the vanilla hemp balm and love that this product is one that is natural

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  24. The EcoTints sounds wonderful because I like tinted lip balms.

    Lisa Garner

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  25. I like the sheer rose eco tint!

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  26. The ecotints balm sounds the greatest to me.

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  27. I think that business who educate AND practice being green are pretty impressive.

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

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  28. Pure and Simple Balm
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  29. I love the Lavender Lemon Balm.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  30. I would love to try the lavendar lemon

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  31. Vanilla help balm would be my favorite

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  32. The Plush Red Ecotint looks perfect for me(:

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  33. the lavender lemon sounds good to me!

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  34. The Plush Red Ecotint sounds great for me.

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  35. sweet orange lip balm sounds delish!!!! I love anything and EVERYTHING orange!!! God Bless!!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  36. Vanilla Hemp Balm
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I like when companies use recycled products in their packaging.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  38. Lemon Lavender would be my go-to flavor!

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  39. I think I would love the lemon lavender! I love lavender so :)
    fb: rab pom

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  40. that it natural and wont be sticky and then i got this off your blog on goggle and then it on fb twtter and thenon my goggle
    desi the blonde at msn dot com

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  41. The Gold Balm

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  42. id love the Orange Spice that sounds awesome :)

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  43. I like the Eco Tint Balm :) jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

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  44. I would love to try the coconut ginger....Sounds Yummy!!!!!
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  45. i like the color of Eco Tints Rose Quartz

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  46. I really want to try the Coconut Ginger eco lip balm

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  47. I like the Sheer rose mineral-tinted lip balm. .15 oz . Pretty!
    carol lewis

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  48. I think that minimal packaging is important for an eco-friendly place

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  49. I love the Lavender Lemon. It sounds so good and I really like their eco friendly practices.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  50. Dagoba Balm, for sure. Go, Dagoba!

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  51. Sheer rose mineral-tinted lip balm. .15 oz (4.25 G) is my must have ! I like to have just a tint of color!
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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