I first tried Merry Hempsters vegan lip balm several years ago and have been using it loyally ever since. Each time I get a case, which consists of 24 tubes, I usually get the assorted and share them with my friends and family, who also like the product very much.
Merry Hempsters is “dedicated to promoting the extraordinary benefits of Cannabis Sativa seed oil (hemp seed oil) through the production of uniquely effective and environmentally friendly products. We use only the finest quality natural ingredients in combination with cutting edge eco-friendly packaging. Effective natural body care products in concert with the environmental sustainability of our ingredients and packaging are core concepts in our mission.” They use Canadian certified organic hemp oils as the base for all their products. They have been operating since 1994.
The vegan hemp lotions are available in many different varieties: vanilla, mandarin-orange, peppermint, cinnamon, lemon-lime, spearmint, and natural. The mint varieties are my favorite. They make my lips feel nice and tingly, which is very refreshing and soothing to dry lips, especially if they are badly chapped. All lip balms have a great texture and consistency. They all have a touch of the hemp scent to them, which some people might not find pleasing, while others thoroughly enjoy; others may not like at first but realize the aroma grows on them after a few uses of this superior product. I find that the vanilla lip balm Merry Hempsters produces has a slightly stronger hemp aroma than the other varieties.
All the lip balms contain rosemary, which may serve as a flavoring. Rosemary also has been used in many products for its antioxidant properties and because it increases the potency of vitamin E, which is also used in all the lip balms. Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties and has been shown to help reduce the signs of aging. These ingredients, along with the hemp seed oil, are good for moisturizing and protecting the skin.
The lip balms are available in variety packs (6 tubes each of peppermint, spearmint, lemon-lime, and mandarin-orange) or single-flavor cases of 24 tubes which retails for $39.60 at the Merry Hempsters website. They recommend selling individual tubes for $2.49 each. Individually, I have found them at vegetarian-friendly and ecologically-friendly websites such as Pangea Vegan Store (veganstore.com) and many discount sites, and the prices for the individual tubes vary, but it’s usually cheaper to buy a whole case.
After using Merry Hempsters lip balms, my lips feel healthy, soothed, smooth, and protected. I love sharing my lip balm with others, and I would highly recommend this product to anyone who uses lip balm regularly. The company is ecologically friendly by recycling and using eco-friendly ingredients. The product is of exceptional quality and comes in many varieties. If you don’t like some of the options, there are plenty others to try!