Mullein & Sparrow Lip/ Cheek Balm
Mullein & Sparrow is a great local company that produces some serious balm. Located in Brooklyn, they make handmade herbal products and use “all natural, sustainable, organic, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.” This lip and cheek balm is “an all natural tinted balm to give your lips and cheeks a slight flush with a light, glossy finish. Creates a rosy sheen, but isn’t sticky or super shiny. Our lip & cheek balm leaves lips super moisturized and protected with all natural ingredients.” Its made with jojoba oil infused with rose, alkanet root, castor oil, honey & beeswax.
I found this darling little pot in a local herbalist’s spot. I was instantly in love, but I honestly did NOT need another lip product, really. I have a small arsenal. Nevertheless, I did not purchase this little pot. But I happend to find myself in that neighborhood a few weeks later and I could not resist the balm, and found myself tucking this little darling pot into my purse.
This little pot is not so little, it is a very generous size, so its easy to use your finger to get the product out. It has a very natural taste and smell to it, but its nice and not off putting. But what gets me is the color and the glossiness. Its just well, its pretty darn impressive. Its the perfect rosy little hue– that elusive ‘oh wait, I have nothing on my lips and I look awesome and totally put together’. Its pretty great, but what is even better is that its made locally in Brooklyn, NY and the company is all about making products in ” small batches with the hopes of keeping alive a time honored tradition of simple remedies that have worked for centuries.”
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