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Just try to stop yourself from thinking that now. It’s impossible. You’re doomed and, from here on out, you may very well think of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman every time you put on lip balm. If so, my work here is done. Wait, no…that’s not what this review was about. My work is not done, so keep reading!
Anyway, these little guys are all natural, vegan, fair trade lip balms and they work well!
I truly enjoyed these, finding them far more silky and smooth than others I have come across. More than just that though, I absolutely love all of the trouble that the company goes to in order to make certain that a safe, quality product is produced.
There are no parabens, petroleum, GMO ingredients, artificial colours or flavours in the balms and everything is free of shea butter, soy, wheat or palm; which translates to it being perfect for anyone with a latex allergy too. My sister came to mind, as she’s horribly allergic to the stuff and this would be a great option to test out. I suppose, being the big sister, I’m used to sharing my things and will give up one of them to her. What else is new, right?
Hurraw Balms are made up of a whole lot of fantastic, luscious oils (such as coconut, olive, castor, almond, jajoba and sesame), butters and candelilla wax. Plus a little love, or at least it seems like it, as all of the oils and butters within are cold pressed. That is more costly for the company but it means they retain all of their natural enzymes and essential nutrients. None of that cancer-causing, oil-drilling by product to be found here, which is standard with so many other lip glosses, sticks or balms. I find that simply fantastic!
Now, with the first one, I admittedly had zero clue what the heck a Vata Balm was and had to read further upon the subject. That left me even more confused at first, so I will attempt to explain it as easily as possible and hope I hit the mark. Yay for my disclaimer bar at the top, as I have already made it perfectly clear that I am no expert. In any case, this particular kind is based upon Ayurveda, which his the traditional medicine in India, as Hurraw actually has a practitioner on site. Under this medicine, there are 3 Doshas and those are Vata (wind), Pitta (fire and water), then Kapha (water and earth). A combination of each Dosha is present in every person and this particular flavour would be great for one pulled toward the Vata.
To quote the Hurraw site exactly here, this would be;
“The Vata Dosha: dry, quick, cold, light, subtle Element: air (wind) & ether (space)
Commands: intuition, creativity, imagination, spontaneity
Emotions: anxiety, worry, doubt, fear
Pacified by: sweet, earthy, warm”