Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Talk About Lip Care - Portland Bee Balm

I'm a big fan of no frills lip balm. My lips are way too sensitive to deal with unnecessary ingredients so I'm always looking for simple and natural lip balms that nourish and promote health with no extra bells or whistles. When I was contacted by Portland Bee Balm, I hopped on the net and checked out their website and got super excited to try out their product.

The masterminds behind Portland Bee Balm, Brad (a man with a beekeeping hobby and a love for honey bees) and Anika, decided to create a high quality product and a business that supports the health and well-being of the environment, community, and bees and their keepers. Their all natural three and four ingredient lip balms are hand made from local and sustainable sources in Southeast Portland and their labels are made of non-pulped wood and printed with soy based ink, so the product is good for the planet as well as the people who use it.



Portland Bee Balm comes in Unscented and Oregon Mint. Both are made of Local NW Oregon Beeswax, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and Organic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The Oregon Mint lip balm has one extra ingredient – Organic Oregon Peppermint Essential Oil. That's it!

The first time I used Portland Bee Balm I was a little unsure because it seemed quite dry and it was a little difficult to apply but the product warmed up within seconds and won me over. It leaves lips feeling intensely hydrated and healthy. It also lasts an amazingly long time. It's not a very wet or slippery formula, nor does it leave lips looking shiny, which is a plus in my book. It works well alone but I love to wear it under lipstick as well.

My favorite is the Unscented, of course, but the Oregon Mint is also quite nice. It has a lovely fresh mint scent and feels slightly cool on the lips. My sensitive lips are loving Portland Bee Balm and I know you will too!

35 comments:

  1. Love natural ingredients.

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  2. I use lip balm very often! I can't stand the feeling of dry lips or skin. I'm always trying different kinds to find a new favorite, and I prefer ones that are all natural. I would love to try a new kind, especially a natural one I've never heard of before!

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  3. This lip balm seems perfect for winter time!

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  4. a one that actually moisturizes my lips..

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  5. One to stop my lips hurting in the cold weather - i do love my vaseline lip balm xx

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  6. I want my balms to have all natural ingredients.

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  7. I look for if it really helps my lips from being dry and honestly smell/taste. at some point of wearing it im gonna end up tasting it and id rather it smell great and not taste awful. I love kissing my husband some of my brands of chap stick he doesnt care for.

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  8. I like natural lip balms, with no colouring just clear! I do not have a favourite right now!

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  9. I have been trying to buy health and beauty products that are natural - would love to try these!

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  10. One that stays on for awhile

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  11. I love a lip balm with essential oils. I enjoy Burt's Bees lip balm. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  12. I've been using Nivea lip balms recently, but would love to try Portland's Bee Balm - thanks!

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  13. my favorite so far is burt's bees lip balm. I love how soft it makes my lips. it has to be not too thick and it has to melt into my skin just right to be perfect. A great smell and NO color is also necessary

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  14. Most of all, a lip balm needs to be soothing. I also like minty, tingly types like Burt's Bees.

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  15. Im always in need of a good lip balm for my kids and I. Especially in winter!!

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  16. Christine SavinelliOctober 9, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    I look for one that has essential oils & beeswax!

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  17. My fav lip balm is most definitely Sweetsation Therapy Choco*Smooch Organic Lip & Face Balm. I love that it, like all lip balms that I use, is organic, all natural, and full of awesome ingredient that I recognize. It also doesn't hurt that it smells like hot chocolate! LOL

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  18. I always look for it to be super moisturizing, organic, and a non-offending smell!

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  19. I prefer a simple lip balm with few ingredients.

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  20. I want a long-lasting moisterizer that leaves lips smooth and not cracked.-craftyone

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  21. I prefer all natural ingredients

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  22. I search for lip balms with natural ingredients

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  23. I look for a lip balm that really moisturizes. My lips get SUPER chapped in the winter. Right now, I like Burt's Bees. But I would love to try Portland Bee Balm. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  24. My favorite would be the Oregon Mint. It sounds like it would be so freshening on my lips. YUM!

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  25. One that can moisturizes and uses natural ingredients.

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  26. Helga/billsn beaksOctober 11, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    I look for aloe and beeswax.

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  27. I am looking for one with natural ingredients that will moisturize and heal our cracked winter lips!

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  28. It has to be nurturing and not sticky!

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  29. I like it to be soft, natural and my favourite until I win these is Burt's Bees.

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  30. I like it to be healing and easy going on my lips.

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  31. Beecology Lemon Lavender Lip Balm is my favorite coz it has what I look for in lip balms: Staying on your lips all day.

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  32. i look for a lip balm to smooth my lips all day! i havent find the perfect lip balm yet!

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  33. I love it to be super minty and tingly

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  34. I look for a thick moisturizing base that will stay on overnight.
    My favorite has to be Hurraw! Moon balm, which is
    Because it is organic, stays on all night, and smells like vanilla!

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