Watch out waxy petroleum-based lip balms, Buddha Balm is about to rock your world. I wasn’t really expecting much when I cracked open my first tube of what looks like any ol’ lip balm. Oh sure, the name’s cute and kind of mysterious but what could possibly be said about another chapped lip stick?
I tried Buddha Balm’s Crushed Mint Pineapple first. Mmm. It had me at my first whiff of the edible aroma. But the creamy formula sealed the deal. Buddha Balm coats your lips in a rich layer of protection that tastes good (really good) and that outlasts almost any lip balm I’ve tried. Usually, high-end balms come in those little tin pots that are impossible to open and when you do finally pry off the lid, you have to decide whether to stick a so-so clean pinky finger in it or smear it on your lips awkwardly directly from the pot. But Buddha Balm packs all its goodness in one handy tube.
So why are these little tubes of loveliness so good? No parabens, no petroleum and no preservatives. Buddha Balms contain good stuff like soybean oil, coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. A dose of chemical-free zinc oxide gives the balm its protective property while a proprietary herbal blend in each delivers a long-lasting, try-not-to-lick-it-off flavor.
Blends include Lychee Pomegranate, Burnt Sugar Fig (my fave), Mandarin Orange Ginger (Spa Boy’s fave) and Crushed Mint Pineapple and are available at buddhabalm.com in four-packs for $13.