Eco Lips Review & Giveaway

I was recently sent samples from Eco Lips for my review. I love lip balms but usually either they don't work well or are full of chemicals.

About Eco Lips-
In the early 1990s, Andrea Danielson began brewing small batches of natural lip balm in her kitchen for her friends and family.  She took great care in handcrafting the balm and packaging it in small amber glass jars to preserve the freshness of the pure ingredients.  Andrea didn’t realize that by giving a sample of her natural lip creation to Steve Shriver, her life would be changed forever.
Having larger than average lips, Steve was continually searching for a better lip balm.  When Steve met Andrea in 1995, he immediately fell in love with the lip balm, and moments later he also fell in love with Andrea.  They were married in 1997 and Steve, a lifetime entrepreneur, quickly spent Andrea’s life savings on ingredients and packaging for the couple’s first product, Hemp Lip Buzz.
By 2003, Steve and Andrea had built a specialized private label natural body care company focusing on making high quality products for many other successful brands.  Their company rapidly became a leading natural body care manufacturer in the Natural Products industry.
Much of the growth of their business was due to their top sales representative and entrepreneur, Jim King.  Working out of his California office, he founded and grew a successful and environmentally friendly promotional products company called Access Eco.  He enjoyed the process of building other peoples' brands through promotional products, but something was missing.
Jim had a vision of creating a lip balm brand like no other. He became obsessed with lip balm!  Jim looked at every lip care brand currently on the market, buying them, one by one, until he had acquired over 200 different samples.  From petroleum-based lip care to natural brands, he packed all of these samples and flew to Iowa to meet with Steve about his dream.
Jim and Steve spent hours mulling over a 10-foot conference table layered with what would soon become their competition in the lip balm industry.  The goal was to create a brand image and an organic formula that would take market share from petroleum-based lip balm brands.
VoilĂ !  Eco Lips was born!  Jim and Steve swiftly brought the product to market and began raising awareness of the importance of pesticide-free products.
Today, Eco Lips lip balm is handcrafted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  With the mission of satisfying the needs of every customer, Eco Lips has been first to market with several innovative organic lip care products and packages.  With environmental initiatives in place, a focused marketing and sales strategy, award winning packaging, and a relaxed, yet productive work environment, Eco Lips is making its way around the world, one set of lips at a time.
Eco Lips products feature nutrient rich, all natural and organic ingredients.

I was sent 4 Eco Lips products for my review. I was thrilled to be able to pick 3 of the 4.

Gold Balm on an Eco Clip-
I loved that this came on a clip. These are purchased separately. It's perfect to attach to my keychain so my lip balm doesn't get lost in the bottom of my purse. I didn't find it at all greasy and it applied well. I have dry lips year round for no apparent reason, especially in winter and summer. I found this balm to be full of moisture and lasted a long time. The gold balm is from Eco Lips' premium lip care line and made from the finest certified organic jojoba oil. I like this in times where I don't want a flavored lip balm but still need some lip healing qualities.

Pure & Simple Kiwi-Strawberry-
The pure & simple line contains 100% edible fruit flavors. The fact that this line is edible means they are great for kids. Lets face it, kids tend to want to eat things that smell good. The Kiwi-Strawberry variety smells wonderful! I loved having the flavor of kiwi-strawberry on my lips for a few hours without the calories! Again, it was super soothing and did a great job healing my dry lips.

Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness-
I chose this variety for my daughter. I know she loves grape and she loves lip balm(she calls it lipstick). The smell is wonderful and grapey(is that even a word?lol) I tried some first and just like the other varieties, I found it to be super rich and nourishing on my lips. My daughter loved the smell and how it tasted. She was always licking her lips when she had some on. I got a big thumbs up from her on this.

Dagoba Chocolate Mint-
This was my favorite of the varieties I got to sample. Yes, it was creamy, rich and soothed my lips but I loved it because of the way it smelled and tasted on my lips. I love chocolate and love mint so this was a perfect combination. I found myself opening it several times a day just to sniff it. By using this, I got my chocolate fix with no calories! ;)

Overall, I love Eco Lips products and will be sure to try some different ones next time. They have tons of varieties to choose from.

Buy It:
You can purchase Eco Lips products at their website. Retail price range from about $2.49-$3.49 each. I am unsure what stores carry these because the store locator on their website said there were no stores within 50 miles of me that carried these and I've not seen them in my local stores. I would imagine places like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's may carry these.

Win It:
The generous people at Eco Lips have offered 1 lucky reader to win their own Eco Lips Gold Balm on an Eco Clip.

GIVEAWAY

TO ENTER-MANDATORY ENTRY!
Visit Eco Lips, then come back and tell me which lip balm is your favorite without using one of the varieties from my review. Please also leave your email address in the comment. You must complete this entry before any other entries will count!

EXTRA ENTRIES(All are worth one extra entry each)

-"Like" Eco Lips on Facebook. Leave your Facebook name in a comment. First name and last initial is fine.

-Follow Eco Lips on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in a comment.

-"Like" me on Facebook. Leave your Facebook name in a comment. First name and last initial is fine.

-Follow me on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in a comment.

That's a total of 5 possible entries! Good Luck!

RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US or Canada. One winner will be picked via Random.org and emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked. Giveaway ends July 30th, 2011 at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

Disclosure: I received complementary samples in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.

Comments

HomemadeBaby said…
I had no idea there was Honest Kids lip balm! How cool, and in grape too! I also like the eco tints in copper-coral :)
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HomemadeBaby said…
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HomemadeBaby said…
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i really really like the Eco Tints Rose Quartz so beautiful! and i <3 the packaging!

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i am following eco lips on twitter!

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cheercfa07 said…
I like this one: http://www.ecolips.com/store/products/9-eco-lips-spf-15-mint-lip-balm.aspx

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cheercfa07 said…
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cheercfa07 said…
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Kristi B said…
My favorite from their store is the Eco Lips Energy Lip Balm! Lots of choices!
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Kristi B said…
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Kristi B said…
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Kristi B said…
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Kristi B said…
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Jen P said…
i really liked the Cause Balms - especially the Shakti Rising - Vanilla Mint flavour.

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Jen P said…
i follow EcoLips on TWitter
@ wilderlady
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Jen P said…
i follow you on Twitter
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eclairre said…
I also like the eco tints in copper-coral :)
~~Eco Tints Rose Quartz~~
Snowy Summer said…
I like Renew - Rejuvenating Lip Balm
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Snowy Summer said…
Like" Eco Lips on Facebook.
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Snowy Summer said…
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Snowy Summer said…
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Snowy Summer said…
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Ashley Elaine said…
I like the Vitamin Angels - Peppermint

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Ashley Elaine said…
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409cope said…
I would love to try the Renew Lip Balm the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com
409cope said…
I like Eco Lips on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com
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bdavisnc88 said…
i would like the medicated. my lips get so dry.
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bdavisnc88 said…
like eco lips on fb-becky watts davis
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bdavisnc88 said…
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bdavisnc88 said…
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Aisling said…
I think my favorite would be the Eco Lips Hemp USDA Certified Lip Balm. It has a vanilla flavor, which I love. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net
FairyWater said…
I like vegan lemon lime!

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FairyWater said…
-"Like" Eco Lips on Facebook. Leave your Facebook name in a comment. First name and last initial is fine. - Thuy T.

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FairyWater said…
-Follow Eco Lips on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in a comment. - @t999n999t999

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FairyWater said…
-"Like" me on Facebook. Leave your Facebook name in a comment. First name and last initial is fine. - Thuy T.

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FairyWater said…
-Follow me on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in a comment. - @t999n999t999

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littleangel_mw said…
My fav : Lavender Lemon flavo

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littleangel_mw said…
I am following them on TWITTER.
(@DippelMichelle)
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littleangel_mw said…
I am following you on TWITTER.
(@DippelMichelle)
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littleangel_mw said…
I am following them on Facebook.
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littleangel_mw said…
I am following you on Facebook.
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I love the Sheer berry-wine mineral-tinted lip balm.
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like eco lips on facebook as Swee Shenaniga
follow eco lips on twitter @Alliegal101
liked you on facebook as Swee Shenaniga
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incorporealidol said…
I like the lemon-lime vegan lip balm!

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mom2gabnnat said…
Eco Lips SPF 30 Sport Lip Balm with vanilla.
katklaw777 said…
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I like the Restore - Soothing Lip Balm w/ the Coconut Ginger flavor.
Great giveaway, thanks!
katklaw777 said…
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katklaw777 said…
Following you on twitter w/ katklaw777.
Sabrina said…
I like the eco tints moonstone
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Sabrina said…
I like eco lips on fb
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Sabrina said…
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KowgirlsRule said…
My favorite would be the Sheer copper-coral mineral-tinted lip balm
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edmontonjb said…
I like the coconut lip balm

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SuperMom3128 said…
I like the SPF 15 Mint Lip Balm

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Marija said…
The sheer rose mineral-tinted lip balm looks wonderful!

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Marija said…
following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said…
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Ashley said…
I'd like to try the Sheer deep red mineral-tinted lip balm.

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limepink said…
I want to try the Honest Kids Berry Berry Good Lemonade USDA Certified Lip Balm by Eco Lips
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Diane52 said…
Vanilla Mint flavor would be my choice
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Tamara said…
Dagoba Lavender USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm by Eco Lips
Renee G said…
I would like to try the lemon-lime lip balm.
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dvice12 said…
I like lemon-lime
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dvice12 said…
I Follow Eco Lips on Twitter (dvice1).
dvice12 said…
I Follow you on Twitter (dvice1).
FrancesDanger said…
I like The Breast Cancer Society - Vanilla balm
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amyfloridagirl said…
I forgot to put my email, amyfloridagirl@aol.com

sugar plum tint
Donna S. said…
I would have to say my favorite is the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) Cause Balm. I suffer from depression and anything to help others like me is awesome!

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Donna S. said…
"Liked" Eco Lips on Facebook

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Donna S. said…
Following Eco Lips on Twitter
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Donna S. said…
"Liked" you on Facebook
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Donna S. said…
Following you on Twitter
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plainoldsarah said…
i think their cause balms are totally cool! i would support "ifred" balm.

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Gianna said…
Spearmint.
My email is in my profile.
kathy pease said…
i like the peppermint Vitamin Angels

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like you on facebook kathy l pease
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leanne_mac said…
I like the Berry Berry Good Lemonade
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I like you on facebook.
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leanne_mac said…
I follow you on twitter as leanne_mac.
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Jackie said…
I like the Eco Lips Coconut Lip Balm. Thanks!
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susansmoaks said…
i want to try the berry berry good lemonade
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kmc0929 said…
The Vitamin Angels peppermint seems like it would be so Yummy!
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washoekathy said…
I would love to try the Bee Free Vegan Lip Balm.
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washoekathy said…
I like Eco Lips on facebook. (Kathleen Downes)
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washoekathy said…
I follow Eco Lips on twitter. (washoekathy)
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washoekathy said…
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Swtlilchick said…
My favorite lip balm is the lemon-lime vegan lip balm

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Swtlilchick said…
I Like Eco Lips on Facebook
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Swtlilchick said…
I am following Eco Lips on Twitter
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Swtlilchick said…
I Like you on Facebook
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