History of Lip Balm

The 1800s

In the 1800s, Lydia Maria Child recommended earwax as a treatment for cracked lips in her highly-popular book, The American Frugal Housewife. Lydia Child observed that "Those who are troubled with cracked lips have found this earwax remedy successful when others have failed. It is one of those sorts of cures, which are very likely to be laughed at, but I know of its having produced very beneficial results."


1865-1872










Between 1865-1872 Robert Chesebrough invented, patented, and distributed his petroleum jelly called Wonder Jelly. Of course, it didn’t kick off until the name changed to Vaseline®.


The 1880s



















In the early 1880s, Charles Browne Fleet, a physician and pharmacological thinker from Lynchburg, Virginia, invented ChapStick as a lip balm. The handmade product, which resembled a wickless candle wrapped in tin foil, was sold locally and did not have much success.


The early 1900s















Companies in Japan and Sweden started developing lip care products. These products made from ingredients like yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), camellia oil (tea seed oil), and beeswax.


1912





In 1912, John Morton, also a Lynchburg resident, bought the rights to ChapStick product from Charles Browne Fleet for five dollars. In their kitchen, Mrs. Morton melted the pink ChapStick mixture, cooled it, and cut it into sticks. This method led to the formation of Morton Manufacturing Corporation.


1937















In 1937 Alfred Woelbing created Carmex® lip balm in his home to soothe his cold sores. Before founding Carma Laboratories, he sold this invention out of the trunk of his car.


1947














In 1947 Charles Arch founded Blistex® lip care products and advertised it as a medicated lip balm.


1963



















In 1963, The A.H. Robins Company acquired ChapStick® from Morton Manufacturing Corporation. At that time, only ChapStick® Lip Balm regular stick was available to consumers.


1971











In 1971 A.H. Robins Company introduced ChapStick® four flavored sticks.


1973



















In 1973 Lip Smacker® introduced the world’s first flavored lip balm. They marketed explicitly to young girls with their slogan “all the flavor of being a girl.”


1981
















In 1981 A.H. Robins Company introduced ChapStick® Sunblock 15.


1988













In 1988 Robins was purchased by American Home Products (AHP).[3] AHP later changed its name to Wyeth.


1991











In 1991 Roxanne Quimby perfected a recipe she found from an old farmer’s journal and created Burt’s Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm. Burt’s Bees sold candles before lip balm. However, their new product instantly became their best seller.


2009










In 2019 Pfizer acquires Wyeth putting the ChapStick® brand under the Pfizer umbrella.


2011










Pfizer sold the manufacturing facility in Richmond, Virginia, on October 3, 2011, to Fareva Richmond, who now manufactures and packages ChapStick® for Pfizer.


2013



Kayla Bell, the founder of Kayla Michelle, made her Lip Balm because of her health journey. She shared her Balm with friends and family, and they all said we love this product.

After more than fifteen years of being missed diagnosed and suffering countless illnesses, that didn’t make any sense. Kayla was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease and treated holistically. When the combination of natural supplements, herbs, and essential oils was what drastically changed her health and life, She wanted to share this knowledge and help anyone else in her same position.


After realizing how many harmful chemicals are in many of our daily products, Kayla Started her first line Kayla Michelle in 2013 with the mission to create a more holistic and natural approach to life. After her lip balm proved to be the number one product in the line, she decided to create a whole product line based around it.


2019












Kayla Bell, the founder of Kayla Michelle building on the continued success of her 100% pure essential oil Lip Balm, introduces ZenRooted. The ZenRooted line includes her current Lip Balm products, and her new CBD infused line of Lip Balms.


Calming: Lavender infused 100% pure essential oil helps prevent drying and chapping for daily use. 


Plumping: Cinnamon infused 100% pure essential oil helps prevent drying, chapping and plumping of the lips. 


Soothing: Eucalyptus infused 100% pure essential oil helps prevent drying and chapping with the added support of relief of cold sores.


Lip balm, also known as a salve or butter, is a wax-like substance that is applied topically to help repair dry or chapped lips and lock in moisture. Every lip balm is different. Therefore the brand you use will determine the ingredients.

Ingredients commonly included in most Lip Balms:

Camphor

Beeswax

Menthol

Petrolatum

Phenol

Vitamin E

Aloe

Oxybenzone 


Most lip balms contain some or all of these ingredients; however, many studies have shown that some of these ingredients can irritate and dry out your lips, causing you to reapply often.


WHY ZENROOTED LIP BALM

The ZenRooted easy to apply, 100% pure essential oil and other natural ingredients that smooth, moisturize, restore and protect your chapped lips from the natural, drying elements and the harsh effects of the sun, wind, dry and cold air.


ZenRooted was created and inspired by founder, Kayla Bell's health journey. After more than fifteen years of suffering countless illnesses that didn’t make any sense, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease and treated holistically. When the combination of natural supplements, herbs, and essential oils was what drastically changed her health and life, she wanted to share this knowledge and help anyone else in her same position. After realizing how many harmful chemicals are in many of our daily products, Kayla started her first line Kayla Michelle in 2013 with the mission to create a more holistic and natural approach to life. After her lip balm proved to be the number one product in her line, she decided to create a product line based around it. In 2020 ZenRooted lip balm was created.


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