Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's that you're eating?

Studies have shown that you tend to bite and/or chew on your lips more often when wearing lip balm. Did you know that?

Whether or not people can become addicted to lip balm is controversial and debated a lot among researchers and other people with lots of time on their hands. It IS known, however, that balms like Carmex, Blistex, and some Chapstick-type products contain ingredients such as menthol, camphor or phenol, which are actually drugs meant to DRY up skin problems such as canker sores, ect.

So, you're eating these things. Yum.

Furthermore, these ingredients are much too harsh for everyday use. They do nothing to actually nurture the skin on your lips, and most contain petroleum products, which some feel are very harmful and at the least do nothing good for you.

At Swan Mountain Soaps, we create a natural, nuturing balm for lips that moisturizes with ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, pure olive oil, castor oil, and Vitamin E. No drugs, no petroleum products, no nonsense. With flavors like Decadent Butterscotch, Chocolate Orange Truffle, Minty Lime, Apricot Honey, Wild Alaskan Rose and Alaskan Violet, Chai Tea, and even an unflavored version (just for geeks!), we know they're good enough to eat. We don't recommend it, of course, but isn't it nice to know that you can?

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