04.20.2011Monday, April 18, 2011
Win a Gold Lip Balm on a Eco Clip from Eco Lips
-Some History of the Eco Lips Company-
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.
I received 4 Eco Lips lip balms to test out for myself! I received a Berry, Grape, Coconut Ginger, and a Gold lip balm! I always use lip balm throughout the days, it keeps my lips feeling hydrated! I was super excited to try out the Berry Lip Balm, it has an SPF 15, which is great, cause I always try to keep my lips protected from the Sun! This lip balm as well as the other Eco Lips products I tried is so smooth and silky on the lips. It is not sticky at all, and it really hydrates my lips. I don't have to re-apply every 30 minutes, the lip balm really seems to last, which is a huge plus for me! I also tried the Restore Soothing Lip Balm Coconut Ginger! It has Tamanu Oil and Cocoa butter, which helps to relieve dry, and damaged skin! I really like this lip balm, does seem to help relieve dry and damaged skin. With Spring here my lips are still recovering from our cold, bitter winter! So this lip balm has really been handy!
Eco Lips is a great company because they are Organic, and to me it is way healthier for you and it helps the environment. Organic does not allow the use of chemical fertilizers which pollute our rivers and streams. Instead, organic production systems utilize composted manure and leguminous cover crops in rotation with cash crops to naturally feed nitrogen to the soil. So if you want a great lip balm that is safe to use and great for your lips, I suggest checking out Eco Lips!
Where to Purchase:
You can Head over Here and check out their online store full of lip balms and accessories! They have tons of flavors and types, plus you can purchase a Cause Lip balm to help out a cause!!
1 Lucky Reader will Win a Gold Lip Balm and Eco Clip! This is courtesy of Eco LipsThis giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on 5/9 at 11 am central time. I will choose the winner using Random.org which chooses a winner at random. I will contact you via email, and you will have 48 hours to respond with your contact information or I will then choose a new winner. How to enter...