A while back I attended a baby shower for a friend and it was lovely in every way – the decorations, the games, the food and the conversations. As the party came to a close our very generous hostess provided each of us with small gift as we left – a baby shower lip balm favor that had a personalized label on it featuring the name of the guest of honor as well as the date of the shower. A lovely, thoughtful gift as well as a practical gift. Something I would surely love to use.
That is until I reached home and tried to use it. It was dry, grainy and much too waxy – basically worthless as I tried to apply it to my lips with very little success. I then took a look at the ingredient list and, almost in its entirety, was a list of unappealing, chemical-sounding ingredients. Nothing that I was excited to put on my lips. So, unfortunately, the lip balm party favor went into the wastebasket. And I’m confident that others from the party ended up doing the same thing.
I loved the idea of giving a personalized lip balm as a party favor though, so I decided to do some research. And this is what I came up with:
- Before purchase, look at an ingredient list for the balm. If you don’t recognize the first few ingredients – don’t purchase it. However, if the main ingredients include such things as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, etc. you should feel confident in your purchase.
- Does the item description include the words ‘nourish’, ‘soften’, ‘soothe’. If not, be wary of the product. After all, aren’t those the reasons people use lip balm?
- Is it mass produced or custom made to order? Mass produced typically means that it has chemical preservatives in it to substantially lengthen its shelf life. Custom made ensures freshness and offers the added bonus of often letting you choose the scent or taste of the lip balm.
Use these three questions as a guideline and I’m confident that you can pick the ultimate lip balm favor that your guests will not only use – but also love!
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