Welcome to Opal Essence All Natural Hand Made Beeswax and Vegan Lip Balms, home of natural lip care products. We are a solo operation out of the Atlanta area (though we started in the Boston area, we are relocating). We make all of our all natural lip balms by hand in small batches to keep inventory fresh. We make a wide variety of formulas in both regular and vegan, with and without SPF protection.
Katherine Howard, the owner and artisan of Opalessenceshop.com, died in March 2013. The business will not be continued, but we will sell all remaining stock on hand. Obviously, no custom lip balms will be made. When all products have been sold, the web site will be taken down.We would prefer payment by check instead of by credit card or PayPal. As of 5/23/13 we have the following types and quantities of lip balms ONLY available:Regular:
8 Coconut & Cocoa Lip Balm (R01),7 Coconut & Cocoa with SPF (R02SPF), 9 Shea Butter, Grapeseed, & Aloe (R07), 10 Shea/Cocoa Butter and Aloe (R15), 4 Just Gone Nuts Summer (R31SPF), 5 Fruit Fusion (R33), 3 Fruit Fusion Summer SPF (R35SPF), 4 Even Nuttier Flavored (R37), 3 Hazelnut Flavored (R39HAZ), 2 Chocolate Almond Flavored (R39CHALM), 3 Chocolate Hazelnut Flavored (R39CHHAZ), 3 Almond Flavored (R39ALM), 3 Aw Nuts! Flavored (R39AWNUTS), 4 Nuts & Berries Flavored (R41), and 2 Nuts & Berries Flavored with SPF (R43SPF)Vegan:
6 Vegan Shea Butter and Aloe (VR05), 4 Vegan Shea Butter and Aloe Lip Balm with SPF (VR06SPF), 5 Vegan Eucalyptus Shea & Cocoa Butter (VR14EUC), 5 Vegan Tea Tree Oil Shea & Cocoa Butter (VR14TEA), 2 Vegan Vanilla Shea & Cocoa Butter (VR14VAN), 3 Vegan Rosemary Shea & Cocoa Butter (VR14ROS), 5 Vegan Lavender Shea & Cocoa Butter (VR14LAV), 9 Vegan Shea/Cocoa Butter and Aloe (VR17), 9 Vegan Shea/Cocoa Butter and Aloe with SPF (VR18SPF), 5 Vegan Butterscotch Flavored (Vegan Butterscotch Flavored), 5 Vegan Clove Flavored (VR20CLV), 4 Vegan Coffee Flavored (VR20COF), 5 Vegan Honey Flavored (VR20HON), 5 Vegan Peppermint Flavored (VR20MNT), 5 Vegan Coconut Oil & Shea Butter (VR22), 5 Vegan Avocado, Aloe, & Shea Butter (VR26), 5 Vegan Just Gone Nuts (VR28), 5 Vegan Just Gone Nuts Summer (VR32SPF), 5 Vegan Fruit Fusion (VR34), 3 Vegan Amaretto Flavored, 3 Vegan Amaretto Gingerbread Flavored (VR20AMGNG), 3 Vegan Earl Grey Tea Flavored (VR20BRG), 3 Vegan Earl Grey Tea With Honey Flavored (VR20BRGHON), 3 Vegan Coconut Flavored (VR20CCNT), 3 Vegan Chocolate Coconut Flavored (VR20CHCCNT), 3 Vegan Chocolate Cordial Flavored (VR20CHCHRY), 3 Vegan Chocolate Mint Flavored (VR20CHMNT), 3 Vegan Chocolate Flavored (VR20CHOC), 3 Vegan Chocolate Orange Flavored (VR20CHORG), 2 Vegan Black Cherry Flavored (VR20CHRY), 3 Vegan Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Flavored (VR20CHSTR), 3 Vegan Cinnamon Leaf Flavored (VR20CIN), 3 Vegan Coconut Almond Candybar Flavored (VR20CNTCBAR), 3 Vegan Orange Creamsicle Flavored (VR20CRMSCL), 3 Vegan Eggnog Flavored (VR20EGNG), 3 Vegan Gingerbread Flavored (VR20GNGBRD), 3 Vegan Sweet Holiday Spice Flavored (VR20HOLSPC), 3 Vegan Ice Cream Sundae Flavored (VR20ICECRM), 3 egan Tropical Mango Flavored (VR20MNGO), 3 Vegan Raspberry Flavored (VR20RAS), 3 Vegan Sweet and Spicy Flavored (VR20SPCY), 3 Vegan Strawberry Flavored (VR20STR), 3 Vegan Natural Vanilla Flavored (VR20VAN), 3 Vegan Sweet Vanilla Latte Flavored (VR20VLAT), 3 Vegan Wassail Flavored (VR20WSL), 3 Vegan Berry Basket Flavored (V46), 4 Vegan Berry Basket Flavored with SPF (VR48SPF), 5 Vegan Even Nuttier Flavored (VR38), 4 Vegan Almond Flavored (VR40ALM), 4 Vegan Chocolate Almond Flavored (VR40CHALM), 4 Vegan Hazelnut Flavored (VR40HAZ), 4 Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Flavored (VR40CHHAZ), 4 Vegan Aw Nuts! Flavored (VR40AWNUTS), 4 Vegan Nuts & Berries Flavored (VR42), and 4 Vegan Nuts & Berries Flavored with SPF (VR44SPF).
Spring Is Coming!
With Spring almost here the warmer temperatures will mean more outdoor activities, which means the potential for wind, sun, and other of nature's elements to affect your skin and lips. Meanwhile, running a heater/furnace in your home during the colder days and nights dries out the air and could cause chapping and cracking of the lips. Make sure to take care of yours by using a healthy, all natural lip balm. Beware of some commercial lip balms, which frequently include harmful ingredients like petroleum jelly (aka "petrolatum" or "Vaseline") or preservatives. "Petroleum jelly is a byproduct of oil drilling, and when you spread it on your lips, you end up eating it, which is essentially the same as drinking gasoline. [...] The European Union has banned many petroleum jelly products, and experts are concerned they could be linked to cancer." — the Dr. Oz Show.
Important news: Effective immediately, we will no longer use Palm Kernel Oil in any of our lip balms due to its devastating environmental impact. We will sell the remaining stock we have of lip balms containing this ingredient, but will replace it in our recipes for future batches of lip balm. Please read more about this important issue on our Palm Kernel Oil page.
WIN A FREE LIP BALM! We run contests frequently throughout the year, with prizes from the shop—usually a free lip balm or a gift certificate. Congratulations to Alisha W. who won the last contest. For March you can enter to win any single lip balm in stock in our March "Spring and Shamrocks" Contest. Guests are welcome to enter this contest! Entries accepted until March 31, 2013.
Balm Bundle Deals! Buy multiple lip balms and save! See our new Balm Bundle Deals category for more information! Why do you need more than one lip balm? See our page on all the places you can keep a lip balm handy!
Scented and Flavored lip balms now available! 5 scents and 43 flavors and flavor blends currently available—most now available in vegan as well! More on the way! Good News! we've located a source for all natural flavors for almost all of the flavors that are currently "natural and artificial flavors" and soon will be able to offer truly all natural flavored lip balms for almost all of our flavors! There are a couple we're still tracking down, though.
Don't see exactly what you want? We make custom lip balms to order! See our Custom Lip Balm category for full details.
Have a coupon code? Look up the details and how to redeem it on our Discount Coupons page. Don't have a coupon code? Register for an account and we'll email you one to use on your first order! You can even use your Facebook account to sign up quickly and not have another password to remember!
Also, check out our new Reward Points program! Earn points for everything you buy, and spend those points on products just like cash!
*Note: some of our flavor oils contain both natural and artificial flavors. Lip balms containing artificial flavors are marked as such in their descriptions. Some of our lip balms contain pigments or dyes. These are labeled as well.