Friday, March 12, 2010

Zambeezi Lip Balm

Next to the register at my local health food store I found a new lip balm I had not seen before: Zambeezi. Zambeezi is a product of Zambia, Africa, and proceeds of this product go towards jobs and income of African tribes near the Miombo forest.

Of course I had to pick it up to see what it was all about. There are two different varieties: one with sun protection and one without. Since it's not yet the super sunny season here in California, I bought the one without sun protection.

This product goes on smooth, but is not as soft as Yes to Carrots, which isn't really a bad thing. In fact, it is really moisturizing, and got rid of some cracked lips I had from being out in the cold, snowy environment one weekend. It also as a reasonable price point of around $3 which is pretty much my price cut off. The one slightly negative thing I have to say about it is if you don't like lemongrass you probably won't like this, as it has a distinct lemongrass flavor/taste to it. I don't mind it, but I will say depending on how I'm feeling I would rather use a fruity flavored lip balm. In any case, I have added it into my chapstick mix.

Ingredients are as follows:
organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil, lanolin, organic mungongo oil, organic lemongrass oil, organic peppermint oil, organic rosemary oil, vitamin e.


oli said...

I like the idea that it helps people, hopefully they don't cut down the rain forest for the ingredients.

Anonymous said...

Is the vitamin E derived from wheatgerm oil?