Gluten free beauty products or not? Even if you don’t need to be gluten free, but your child/spouse/etc does, you could be contaminating them with your lip balm. However, many companies who once claimed gluten free are no longer claiming gluten free anymore. That is why I was so happy to find Eco Lips they proudly announce all of their lipbalms are gluten free. My favorite part about Eco Lips is their variety: from kids lipbalms to tinted they have a kind for you.
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.
For every side of you
Even within ourselves, there are different sides; for example, I am a mom, wife, as well as a runner. Within each of those categories, I have special needs even when it comes to lipbalm.
For the mom in me:
*Eco Lips Hemp is infused with organic herbs, vitamins and the finest organic hemp seed oil, delivering a natural balance of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and essential amino acids. These are the very nutrients your lips need to stay moist, soft and supple. Eco Lips Hemp nourishes and rejuvenates! We can’t say enough about the healing properties of hempseed oil. Hempseed oil is a very thin oil, it absorbs easily into the skin, and delivers Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids in near-perfect proportions, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother’s milk.
*Ecolips Gold: This unflavored USDA Certified Organic lip balm is the ultimate moisturizing lip care in its purest form! Made with the finest certified organic golden jojoba oil, Eco Lips Gold is naturally high in vitamin E to quickly soothe and heal chapped lips.
On to the giveaway…
Thanks to Eco Lips 1 reader will win Eco Lips SPF 30 Sport (vanilla) lipbalm and Eco Lips Gold lipbalm along with 2 Eco Clip Carabiner to keep them handy at all times!
However, if you can’t wait for the end of the contest, immediately go to Eco Lips to buy your own!
*Giveaway is open to US/Canada Only. Please Remember to comment for each entry (and make sure there is a way for me to contact you. All entries must be received by February 27, 2011 at 11:59 central time.
*Please note: Eco Lips provided products for review & giveaway with no additional compensation for my opinions/review.