When it comes to Oriwa Naturals - the container is the only main difference.
I’ve had so many people come up to me and say – "oh no – I don’t use Lip Balm". I then explain that although our Lip Balm is in a lip balm tube, it’s moisturising and repairs your lips, 100% natural – but it is just the same as a lipstick as it has a strong solid colour.
Lipstick has been around for quite a long time. The earliest suspected use of lipstick was in ancient Mesopotamia. There were mentions of the first lipstick being made out of crushed gemstones like garnet or the crushed shells of beetles. As time passed, formulas for lipsticks became less gemstone and more nourishing ingredients like oils and pigments. It was during the 19th century that the iconic red lipstick gained its popularity amongst the limited shade range of the time.
In contrast to lipstick, lip balm is more commonly used for routine care of the lips. Lip balm is primarily a wax-cream mixture that will provide hydration and repair for lips that are experiencing irritation, dryness, or cold sores.
Our Lip Balms are essentially a Lipstick and a Lip Balm rolled into one. With the main ingredient Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it’s extremely moisturising. Vitamin E and Manuka Flakes are also added to keep your lips in prime condition. The added colour is not just a sheer colour which you would find in most Lip Balms, but a solid colour from Mica, which is extremely safe on the lips as it’s a natural product.
Not only do your lips stay moisturised and conditioned, but you get long lasting colour with only a couple of touch ups needed during the day. By using the Lip Balm container, it means we can make them up quickly in bulk, as well as keep the costs right down helping to keep them affordable for everyone.
We now have 9 colours to choose from, and for those that don’t want colour – we also have a natural.
The natural is really versatile, you can use it on your lips, on dry patches of your skin, to repair a scratch in your wooden table, or a scratch on leather shoes or bags. It even takes the pain away from a paper cut and helps heal those quickly.
Our Lip Balms can also be used for Bronzers and Blush, a little on your cheeks and then blend in makes it perfect.
With 9 colours and a Natural – there’s definitely one there for you.