About a year ago, I was asked to review a lipbalm from Valley Mist - this was very good timing as my current lip balm had almost run out, and though I'm minimalist about toiletries, a good lip balm is essential! (You can read my original review here).
A year on and Valley Mist now have a shop on Etsy, which is where I recently bought another 8.5g tube of their Restore lipbalm. The packaging is lovely, made from cardboard and decorated with pretty, natural images.
impressively the tube itself is made from recycled card, which is a
pleasing change from the ubiquitous plastic. It's sobering to read on
their website that Valley Mist were unable to find this type of
cardboard packaging in the UK and were forced to ship it in from abroad.
Surely in this day and age, UK manufacturers should be producing things
Cocoa Seed Butter
Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
Mango Seed Butter
with the following essential oils:
I've been using this lip balm for a year now, and it is easy to apply, smells lovely and is the best lipbalm I've used!
In my original review, Iwondered how well the packaging lasts. I had a
slight suspicion that the cardboard might wear a bit before I finish the
tube, though it is certainly sturdy enough at the moment. A year on though and the tube is still as sturdy as ever. But after use the packaging is biodegradable, you can even watch videos about the progress of a tube biodegrading - see the Valley Mist Facebook page!
every 8.5g tube of lipbalm, Valley Mist donate 8.5% of the profits to
environmental charities. So this product is good for you and is good for
the environment both in terms of reducing waste and in supporting