I was just reading this article at MSN about how many lipsticks have lead in them…you can read about it here. The article says, “One-third of the lipsticks tested contained an amount of lead that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy — a standard established to protect children from ingesting lead, the group said.”
Anyone who has spent time with a two year old knows that lipstick and candy are practically interchangeable!! And while I don’t encourage it, I will say that our lip balm has been tested (read: eaten) by a few tiny volunteers with no ill effects. (It’s just so darned tasty!) The fuzzy navel balm is a particular favorite with my friend’s dog, too. They have fuzzy navel on permanent reorder.
We love making lip balms with natural ingredients like almond oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax, all ingredients that are safe for big, little, and furry people!