Once I started indulging my spirit, the idea of taking good care of myself trickled down to all facets of my life and eventually led me to look for natural alternatives to the beauty products I used most often, and of course, lip balm was at the top of the list. Although there were a few choices out there, finding a natural formula that went on like a dream, smelled deliciously dessert-like and came in a pretty package was next to impossible.
I thought it would be fun to splurge on some ingredients and try my hand at making my own lip balm and was immediately drawn to delicious things like cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax. I whipped up a cute label on my laptop and shared a few tubes of my early experiments with close friends and family and to my surprise, they loved them, immediately giving me flavour suggestions, reminiscing about their favorites as teens and asking if I could recreate them. Thanks to my gaggle of enablers, I spent hours in the kitchen tweaking my recipe, creating some familiar flavours and others that my 12-year-old self could have only dreamed of, and all with natural ingredients.
In March of 2015, my very own line of dessert-flavoured natural lip balm was born! The name Eclair Lips felt like a perfect fit not only because of the French pastry that goes by the same name, but also for another of the word’s meanings: light. Applying my favorite lip balm always brightens my day, even if it’s just for a second, and I hoped the customers that would hopefully come might feel the same way. And come they did! Within two short years, thousands of tubes of Eclair Lips have made their way into the world, and the brand is now carried in over 25 shops across Canada and the US.
The Eclair Lips formula is 100% natural, and inside each tube, you’ll find only 6 ingredients: beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, vitamin E and natural, organic, flavourings.
They don’t contain any parabens, phthalates or artificial fragrances and boast a shelf life of 12 months once opened, and provided they are kept in a cool and dry environment, their freshness can last even longer.
Because the ingredients are all natural, the lip balm will melt at body temperature so that it can easily glide onto your lips – keep that in mind if you are storing it in a pocket, leaving it in the car or on your windowsill – it may soften or melt. If this happens, just stand it upright in a cool spot, and it will harden back up within an hour.
Dreamy Dessert Flavours
I love indulging in a delicious dessert – the taste, the texture and of course, the smell! So it’s no surprise that chocolate, cakes and pies are a serious source of inspiration for me, and I can think of no better place for those amazing aromas than right under my nose!
The Creaminess Your Lips Are Craving
If Goldilocks is still looking for the perfect lip balm, send her this way because my formula is just right! Not too greasy or waxy, it will glide right over your lips, keeping them moisturized for hours and well protected from the wind and cold – something this Canadian gal is very familiar with! Go ahead – put some on before bed and it will still be there in the morning.