Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, GMO Free, Fair Trade Lip Balms From Eco Lips (Review with Giveaway, Ends 05/01/14, US and Canada Only)

Disclosure: We received four lip balms and an eco clip carabiner in exchange for our honest opinion about them.
 
 
 

About Us - The Eco Lips Story

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.
VoilĂ !  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.
 
 

 
 
I was very pleased when Eco Lips agreed to partner with me for a review and giveaway. I totally wanted to try their lip balms. Before I tell you about the lip balms we received though...I wanted to show you something really awesome!
 

 
 
 
Eco Lips lets you CREATE YOUR OWN LIP BALM!!! I told you it was awesome!! Your can pick the ingredients, design the container, and name your lip balm.
 
 
 
Here's the lip balms that we received -
 
 
 
My son was excited about the eco clip carabiner.

 
 
 
He didn't even mind that the lip balm is unflavored...I think it makes him feel more grown up.

 
 
The cap is very sturdy and the clip works very well. He likes to bring the lip balm with him when we are going to spend a lot of time outdoors.
 

 
 
The ingredient list is superb. Look how creamy the lip balm is.
 

 
 
He feels very grown up clipping his lip balm on his loop...and I like that it doesn't end up in the laundry from him forgetting to remove it from his pocket!
 

 
 
This next one is my favorite. I have tried many lip balms in the last few years and I absolutely love this one the best.
 

 
 
The RELAX lip balm is just that - very relaxing! I love the blend of the lavender and the lemon flavors.
 
 

 
 
This ingredient list is also amazing AND it's gluten free!
 

 
 
 
This tube is much thicker than the others we received.
 
 

 
 
This tube also is different in that it twists from the top, not the bottom. PLUS, THE TUBE IS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS!
 

 
 
The third lip balm is another one that I have been enjoying a great deal, but then again, I LOVE ANYTHING COCONUT!!!
 

 
 
The Pure & Simple Coconut Lip Balm is listed as 100% edible...and I believe it because it smells and tastes good enough to eat!
 

 
 
Daniella received the Honest Kids Berry Berry Good Lemonade USDA Certified Lip Balm by Eco Lips. She was too cute being super excited about having her very own lip balm (previously, she always shared mine).  
 

 
 
She loves to slather on her lip balm. She loves the bright color (which makes it easier to find when she loses it under her bed for the 1,367th time).
 

 
I love that the ingredients are far superior to commercial brands targeted at young children.
 
 
Connect with Eco Lips-
 
 
 
 
 
Create your own lip balm website - http://my.ecolips.com/
 
 
Twitter- @ecolips
 
 
Using GREEN20 will get online customers 20% off their order during the month of April.
 
 
Enter to win from Eco Lips-
 
A lip balm from their Premium line…a Gold Balm with an Eco Clip Carabineer.
 
Made with the finest certified organic Baobab Oil. USDA Certified Organic. Vitamin enriched. The ultimate lip moisturizer.
USDA Organic and Fair Trade certified. Eco Clip is made of recycled aluminum, convenient for backpacks, purses, sports bags, etc.
 
 
 

 
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