When we were looking at how to add a subtle and natural colour to our
Edible Lip Balms, we found that most other brands used “Cochineal” as
their natural red colouring. This can also be called “Carmine”, “Natural
Colours” or “Natural Red Number 4”. This is made by boiling Cochineal
insects in water and extracting the red dye from the insects as it
breaks down. Although there is nothing wrong with this (except if you
are a Cochineal beetle), it made us feel a bit funny about having bug
residue on our lips, and so we looked for something nicer.
After much searching, we found that Red Beetroot Extract gave a much
more natural looking colour, and was totally bug free! Don’t worry, it
doesn’t taste like Beetroot, it is just the colour. We use a natural
strawberry flavour for the taste, although we kept it light tasting too.
The end result is a beautiful moisturising and conditioning lip
balm, that gives a very subtle and natural looking colour to the lips.
Healthy for the lips, healthy when ingested, and bug free. We tested
this for so long on ourselves and are now so proud that we have made
something different to everyone else. We hope you enjoy!
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Candelilla Wax, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Extract, Fragaria Vesca
(Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax.