If there is one thing I enjoy about reviewing products, it is when I get to review products made by people like me – bloggers, stay at home mothers, DIYers. There is just something very unique and intriguing about people that put in so much time and effort to make a wonderful product to share with the rest of the world; this is how I felt when I recently received some products from an Etsy shop to review.
Lips N Lotion, based out of Ohio, is an Etsy shop run by working mother of two, Monica. The shop is filled with lotion bars (that look like soap, but they are lotion) and lip balms made of organic unrefined Shea butter & pure filtered beeswax and various oils. Lips N Lotion allows Monica to spend quality time with her older daughter, who helps her mother sell and design the labels for products. Monica reported that her daughter is the one who came up with a lot of the scents and polled her 5th & 6th grade classmates on which scents of lotions & lip balms they liked best. Monica’s 4 year old daughter is also involved in the way of official tester as she puckers up and slathers on the lip balm.
I received two lotion bars in the scents Love Spell and Bamboo Sugar Cane as well as two lip balms in the scents Lemonheads and Dill Pickle.
I was super excited to try out the Dill Pickle flavor because I LOVE pickles and I couldn’t imagine what it’d be like to wear such a flavor as lip balm. To my surprise, the dill pickle lip balm smelled and taste just like a dill pickle; it definitely reminds me of sniffing the dill seasoning that I use for cooking! The Lemonheads scent is very fresh and well…lemony! The name reminds me of Lemonheads candy.
Each of the homemade lip balms is made out of Organic Unrefined Shea Butter & Pure Filtered Beeswax as well as a variety of oils such as Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil. The lip balms slide on smooth and hydrate the lips very well. I also found that the flavor/scent sticks around for a good amount of time too – nothing like walking around smelling pickles all day!
The lotion bars come packaged in cute little round black tins and are made of the same Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and Pure Filtered Beeswax and various oils as the lip balms. I really enjoyed the Love Spell scent which is very similar to the scent sold at Victoria’s Scent, a favorite scent of mine from when I was younger! The Bamboo Sugar Cane scent reminded me of green tea for some reason, I’m not sure why and it isn’t a bad thing but that’s just what comes to mind when I sniff it.
The lotion bars are very easy to use and are not like your typical lotions that you squirt out of a bottle; simply rub the bar between your hands and the friction will heat up the bar just enough to get some lotion on your hands to rub around. I like to rub the bar on the back of my hands and on my forearms and then rub it in. These lotion bars are great for cracked skin and make the skin feel very soft. What I really like about them, aside from being homemade & natural, is the scents aren’t overpowering at all and the lotion isn’t sticky or greasy.
Lips N Lotions offers a variety of homemade lotion bars and lip balms in different flavors and scents. Currently, you can purchase 2oz lotion bars in the scents: Love Spell, Bamboo Sugar Cane, Lilac, Purple Cow (grape soda + vanilla ice cream), Vanilla Almond, Dawg Pound (musky men’s scent), Moonlight Path (like Bath & Body), Eucalyptus, Apple Rose, Dragon Fly (a mixture of Fall nature), and Monkey Farts (cake & bananas) – retail value of $6.00/bar.
Lip balms are available in Pizza, Dill Pickle, Lemonheads, Lavender Vanilla, Cleveland Browns (sunny delight orange, caramel w/ a hint of nutmeg), Blue Raspberry, French Vanilla, Toasted Marshmallow, Bacon, Popcorn, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Peanut Butter, French Toast – retail value of $3.00/stick.
These products are homemade thus it is important to note that there maybe color and scent variations based on batches. Shipping is available throughout the US, Canada and the world – various shipping charges apply.
If you decide to purchase items from Lips N Lotion, please let her know that Blissful Reviews sent you!
Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above in an exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own.