Epic Blend is a Canadian company launched in BC in 2007, specialized in lip balms with natural and organic ingredients. They sent me a bundle of their products for review, so here are my thoughts.
This is the Lip Lovin’ superpack with all the lip balms Epic Blend makes. The first four: Hemp lip balms (with anti-oxidant) in Coconut, Mint, Citrus Kick and Vanilla.
This line works quite well but does not offer anything above and beyond compared to my other favorite lip balms.
The scents are fun to experiment. Citrus Kick is the best one for me, very refreshing. Coconut smells a bit more chemical, and Vanilla is a little sweet. Mint is a hard one, as it always reminds me of toothpaste
Ingredients: Organic sunflower seed oil, organic beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic hemp seed oil, organic flavor, Vitamin E, rosemary extract.
The next two are the Vegan lip balms, with 100% plant based ingredients and beeswax free, in Pineapple Mint and Wild Berry. The texture is a bit smoother. I prefer Pineapple Mint than Wild Berry as the berry scent is a little chemical as well.
Ingredients: Organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax, organic sunflower seed oil, organic cocoa butter, organic hemp seed oil, organic flavor, Vitamin E.
The last four are the More Moisture lip balms in Unflavored, Green Apple, Grape and Cherry. I enjoy the extra moisture from the shea butter and longer wear time on the lips but still need to reapply after eating or drinking, especially in this frigid weather we are having.
Ingredients: Organic sunflower seed oil, organic beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic castor seed oil, organic shea butter, organic flavor (except for the unflavored one), Vitamin E, rosemary extract.
There are 2 Limited Edition scents from the Hemp line at the moment: Banana and Chocolate Rum.
Banana is just like what it sounds, suits the Minion craze that Squirt is on right now
Chocolate Rum smells like chocolate, not much of rum in there but I won’t complain. This is Squirt’s favorite also, naturally.
Scents are personal, so you might find some scents more appealing than the others and we might end up liking different ones. I do realize that it might be hard to pick a lip balm without a sniff test.
Here they are all together, with Coconut modelling the balm inside the tube for you
Epic Blend lip balms do not have gluten/ petroleum/ parabens/ synthetic preservatives, retail $3.49 each or $12 for a 4-pack. I like the colour-coded labels that coordinate with the scents, making them a fun bunch to play around with.
You can find the lip balms at selected Canadian retailers and on Epic Blend website (shipping is free for Canadian orders over $15).