Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm
Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm (formerly known as Cool Camelina) was our first unflavored lip balm made with the goodness of Three Farmer’s Camelina Oil. For those of you that are not in the know, Camelina is an “ancient”grain (AKA – Gold of Pleasure) that used to be used as an oilseed in Europe in the oldtimey days. Now, it’s made a resurgence in Saskatchewan, just an hour south from where I grew up no less! Camelina oil is non-GMO and is grown, harvested and pressed in southern Saskatchewan by the family run operation Canpressco Products Inc (AKA Three Farmer’s).
Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm
Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm (formerly Cool Camelina) was our first unflavored lip balm. Made with the goodness of Three Farmer’s Camelina Oil. Not familiar? Camelina is an “ancient” grain (AKA – Gold of Pleasure.) Used as an oilseed in Europe in the oldtimey days. Now, it’s making a resurgence in Saskatchewan. Just an hour south, from where I grew-up no less! Camelina oil is non-GMO. Plus, grown, harvested and pressed in southern Saskatchewan by family run Canpressco Products Inc. (AKA Three Farmer’s)
Why use Camelina?
First came upon camelina oil watching a Dragon’s Den segments on CBC. My aim was to “pitch” at the open call for entrepreneurs and was watching past aired segments when I came upon Elysia and Natasha pitching to the Dragon’s about their incredible oil. I was sold and thought that it would be a great ingredient in cosmetics. What is great about camelina oil is that it is very stable to high (and low, as in freezing) temperatures and is abundant in unsaturated fatty acids (see essential fatty acids). So, it’s great for your lips and the rest of your skin. Clearly, why we use it in so many of our products!
Lowen’s Lip Balm Lore
The story behind Lowen’s Lip Balms can be found in a failed experiment. In the early days, when trying to create a natural, effective and locally sourced diaper balm for our daughter Lowen. I accidentally came up with this lip balm formula.
You see, after a boat load of failed formulations. Finally, I had created an amazing diaper balm!
Not so…when my wife applied it to her hand and placed it under the tap. Clearly, it didn’t do a great job repelling the water. It actually “took on” water, which isn’t desirable when you are trying to protect baby’s bottom from diaper nastiness.
Later that same night after finishing up a late feeding with Lowen, my wife’s lips were really bothering her. Being half-asleep and not wanting to search in the dark for “lip chap”. She repurposed my failed formula. That happened to be sitting by the change table, as a lip balm.
In the morning, I learned by accident, I had created “the most amazing lip balms she’d tried!” Once I finally perfected our Butter Balm, I revisited this formula and actually flavoured it with some peppermint oil to make “Candy Cane” lip balms for our holiday open house. They turned out to be very popular and from that point on our expanding line of naturally flavoured lip balms was born!
So let’s cheers to #CANADIANGREENBEAUTY !!!
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 7 cm|
Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter.
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