I’ve been working on this lip balm formula for over a year. I was actually perfectly happy with the first version of the balm, that is, until a Vegan follower of mine mentioned that he would love to use it but it had beeswax in it. I was completely unaware that Vegans didn’t use beeswax (as the bees weren’t harmed to get it), and totally felt like a tool.
So after that debacle, I began retooling the formula. The castor oil that was originally in the first recipe gave a nice sheen, like…that one piece of chicken sheen. I loved it, but it wasn’t for everybody. The new formula is now a combo of soy and shea butter, and I also added SPF 15 based on the feedback of some of my testers. I’ve altered the “Original” flavor just a tad, with a special note that it gives the lemon sorbet a little more punch. There’s also a new flavor coming that I’ve kept under wraps for months! We’re going to offer a special for the summer, and hopefully will start shipping by the middle of the month. Thanks for the love everybody, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!