When New Years rolls around, edible body care products might be a nice switch from all the sweets…all those amazing sweets. For a week anyway. Five-ingredient foods are awesome, and body products, usually packed with unpronounceables, all the more so. That said, I so want to eat my one-in-a-billion Chocolate Chip Cookie Lip Smacker, a totally customized lip balm stick offering called MY Eco Lips for which Eco Lips asked me to test out.
That garish yellow? I picked it, to represent the classic chocolate chips bag color.
I was pretty sure it would be awesome, based on my first Eco Lips experience with the very fat natural and Fair Trade Mongo Stick lip balm sticks they had at the 2013 ExpoWest. There it really dawned on me of all the stuff we put on our bodies, our lip potions should be the most natural…preferably edible.
MY Eco Lips could make a great holiday gift, whether you customize it or give someone a “credit” for their own. The online ordering experience is simple — just check off what you want included — from various oils, essences, wrapper color, and even shimmers if you like. Voila, your unique brand of lip balm. (Eco Lips says has a billion possible combinations. I’m not about to verify that math.
The lip balm is positively luscious (I chose argon oil AND cocoa butter). The sheer girth is fun (in that jumbo glue stick kind of way), at least for me, having grown up on those massive Bonnie Bell watermelon and apple sticks. Even cooler, the young daughter of Eco Lips CEO Steve Shriver came up with the idea. (Check out her video about creating [My] Eco Lips here: http://youtu.be/ueGzhQS_KMc)
The company has their own “Certified Mixologists” who blend the balm based on the customized order and mail it, all within a few days. If you’ve always wanted your lip balm to be “just right,” I’d definitely give MY Eco Lips a whirl!