I came across this brand in my local health shop and was intrigued by the packaging; almost like a miniature tube of toothpaste, it looked cool. When I read further, the fact that it was a bio-degradable paper eco tube, I had to give it a go.
Organic Essence is an American body care brand certified organic by the USDA. The ingredients used throughout the range are straight from nature, and the packaging respects that too. Everything is contained within bio-degradable paper eco pots and tubes 🙂 Even the wrappers are eco, although deceptively plastic like, they are actually plant starch based PLA (poly lactic acid), this takes a little longer than paper to degrade – about a year – but FAR better than plastic.
So this week my lips have been treated to the raspberry flavoured balm and they have been drinking it in. The balm itself is really lovely, it is rich and creamy and feels great on the lips; it softens on application and just glides on. When you look at the ingredients you can see why, everything on there is perfect nourishment for lips. Mine definitely feel good after using it and continue to do so long after application.
Ingredients: Cera Flava (Beeswax)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Organic Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Certified Organic by Global Culture
So the balm is brilliant and I absolutely love the idea of the packaging. However I would say for me, it is definitely a stay-at-home balm. It came out in my pocket a couple of times and the packaging started to get a bit battered. The nature of the tube means it isn’t as durable as a plastic or glass pot, obviously paper isn’t going to be. I did find after a few opening and closings the lid started to lose its shape a bit and the balm started to spread around the top a bit. There is no winding up motion, it is a case of gently squeezing it up and then pushing it back in, therefore it could start to get a bit messy. One major plus of having no winding mechanism however though, is more space for product – 40% more apparently. The tube is literally full to the brim of product.
I really like this balm and my lips do too, just one for the desk or bedside table I think.
Has anyone else tried anything from this range?