Sunday, November 27, 2011

Do I Smell Thin Mint Cookie on your Lips?

Flavored Lip Balm? Tasting like Girl Scout cookies, Paula Deans favorite butter or the snack food Cheetos? Yes, these are all available for purchase. Of course it is a misnomer to say the lip balm tastes like these products. The scent may make your salivary glands drool but there is no taste. Not that this will stop people from licking the product off their lips over and over again - to the point that their lips are more chapped than ever. 

When I was a child I bit into a lip balm that gave off the scent of Orange Crush soda. Yuck! Lesson learned. I have had a Dr Pepper lip balm in my pocketbook for a year. The scent does not bother me. I can barely make out the scent. I use it because it gives my lips a nice tint. Thin mint cookie balm? Chocolate peanut butter balm? That will not work for me. I know enough not to eat the balm but the scent is going to drive me crazy if I keep putting that cookie essence too close to my mouth. 

Do you use food scented lip balms?



E. Jane said...

I read your comment on my blog about the fat in my new plan, and I guess I didn't go into detai. Everything I choose is low fat or skim, from yogurt to sour cream to milk to cheese, and the meat and fish I choose are also low fat or skim, including the hot dog.

The teaspoon of butter, oil, or margarine with breakfast and lunch is not too much. The 2 T of dressing contains about 2 t. of actual fat. My egg will most often be egg whites, because I don't like whole eggs very well. So, 4 t. per day of added fat to a diet is actually a minimum for proper absorption of nutrients. This is also in keeping with Kay Sheppard's plan for food addiction. Now if I were indiscriminately putting butter and salad dressing on my food at each meal, that would be another story and a problem, but my fat is all measured. I also get no fat in the form of chips, dips, desserts, and sweets. Thanks for asking.

Jane Cartelli said...

I know you are working with professionals and I applaud all your efforts. Thank you for explaining in more detail.

If I can give you a hug and a boost, let me know.


Mom on a mission said...

I love my donut scented anti bacterial hand sanitizer!!! Everytime I want a donut I put it on and its calorie free!! :)

Anonymous said...

The first thought that came to my mind was...Ewwww! I use lip balm to soothe my lips during winter and protect them from the summer sun. When did it become a "thing" to have scents and flavours? And to be honest...the smell would probably drive me crazy if I was having a difficult day.

Caron said...

I have strawberry chapstick but I don't love it. I think my daughter gave it to me a while back. :)

Lauren said...

SAMOA-SCENTED LIP BALM? NOM NOM NOM. I'm kidding. No but really that sounds like it smells wonderful. Remember when they were called Caramel Delights my whole childhood? Yeah. Anyway. A few years back I bought Blistex Spa Effects which was a 3-pack. A lemony one, a cucumber melon one, and I vanilla/berryish one that I didn't like at all. The lemony one smelled faintly of Skittles so I kind of liked it, but I loved the cucumber melon one. Unfortunately, they didn't do much to actually moisturize. It was disappointing. Nowadays, I strongly recommend Burt's Bees products. Their Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Korum Butter is something I swear by. It goes on feeling a little greasy, but not unpleasant. And it moisturizes like a charm. A shiny expensive charm. But it was like $4 - totally worth it.

Unknown said...

I have a Twizzlers lip balm in my purse, which is a little sweet if you lick it. I had that orange one before that you're talking about. Not sweet at all!

:-) Marion

Jane Cartelli said...

I am heading to CVS to stock up on Burt's Bees. Thank you.

that TOPS lady said...

I do not use food flavored lip balm--that would be too big of a temptation for me and I don't need any help in the temptation department! LOL

I also wanted to say that I always read your blog, even though I am bad about not commenting often. I just wanted you to know that I AM here and reading and that I enjoy your posts very much! You are inspiring!

Cenandra said...

Can't say I ever used those food flavored smell balms before. I imagine I'd do okay with them, but you never know either.