Hot Lips, Reviews - November 11th, 2012
I’ve been meaning to write about this lip balm since I bought it, and keep forgetting. I was reminded of it again when I used it today, so I decided to sit right down and right this review. I was not really familiar with the brand Kuumba Made before I bought this. I found it at a Whole Foods Market in Oakland, California, and decided to buy it.
I was mostly interested in it because of all the helpful herbs that they infuse in the olive oil. The list includes comfrey, calendula, plantain, chickweed, echinacea, goldenseal, and myrrh, which are all supposed to be great for healing and protecting your skin. It also has shea butter, beeswax, and vitamin e. I picked the almond scent/flavor, because I love almond-y stuff, and it doesn’t disappoint.
It’s a very firm lip balm, but softens up when you apply it to your lips. It won’t get squishy in your pocket from body heat, which is nice for long hikes and walks. It has pretty decent staying power as well – you don’t feel like it just disappears within minutes, like with some lip balms.
It was pretty inexpensive, I think it was like $2.50 a tube at the Whole Foods. I haven’t seen it locally in Oregon, but I could probably get my local Whole Foods to start carrying it if I asked them. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it! The company is based in Arizona, so probably you can find it at Whole Foods throughout the Southwest.