Balm with a cause, and a contest!

Thanks to the folks at Sweet Beginnings in Chicago, I had to opportunity to try their fabulous beeline lip balm.

First, this balm is excellent.  It has a rich cocoa butter scent, and goes on so smooth.  Truly, even the first use is super smooth.  You know how you have to “break in” a tube of some lip balms before they really apply easily?  Not with this.  Immediately smooth and truly impressive.  And the moisture lasts a long time.  Really, really a first class balm.

But, if that wasn’t enough, this balm does more!  Sweet Beginnings, which is owned by the North Lawndale Employment Network, hires formerly incarcerated men and women and others with significant barriers to employment.  Not only is it a green industry, but the employees learn valuable skills that help them move on to other jobs in manufacturing, food service and customer service, just to name a few.  And the recidivism rate of former Sweet Beginnings employees is 4% – truly impressive compared to the national average of 65% and the Illinois average of 55%.

Sweet Beginnings doesn’t just make lip balm.  They also sell all natural urban honey, and a full line of skin care products – body cream, lotion, shower gel, and more.  I’ve only tried the lip balm, but if the other products are as good as it is, then you can’t go wrong with them.  You can purchase all of their products on their website.  Moisturize your lips, and do good at the same time!

Even better, I have a tube of beeline lip balm for one lucky Balm Diggity reader to try as well!  First, head over and read the contest rules and then leave a comment on this post by May 25th at 8 pm Eastern.  Winner will be determined by random number generation.



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27 responses to “Balm with a cause, and a contest!

  1. Holley

    Thanks! I am a number one fan of all the beeline products! Of course, I am biased because I work for the company; however, I get to see first hand the ingredients and love and attention each product receives before it goes out the door! From our Team at Sweet Beginnings, thanks for the positive feedback. Please do visit our website to check-out the latest apiary updates (yes, we do beekeeping in the City of Chicago) and current events with our incredible staff.

  2. Cathy

    Balm Diggity!!! I would love to win some of sweet beginning beeline balm. I could really use some right now!

  3. Connie Bryant

    Hi! I would love to try out this lip balm. It sounds fantastic! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. 🙂

  4. Stephanie

    I cannot live without lip balm!! This is one I have never tried and would love to!!

  5. Ooh, the scent of this lip balm sounds amazing! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Heather R

    I love lip balm. I carry at least three different kinds with me at all times!

  7. Ashly T

    I lovee lip balm and I always like trying new brands, my friends and I even have a chapstick club. lol and the scent of the lip balm sounds fantastic!

  8. Liza

    This would be great lip balm to try.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Vivian

    I’d love to win this!

  10. Jennifer

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  11. Jolee

    Thank you. It sounds wonderful.

  12. Jenna Wood

    A girl can never have enough lip balm!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Marci

    I’m always using lip balm – I would love to try a new kind!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  14. Ross

    my sister would love this!

    r0b0tj0n3z [at] yahoo dot com

  15. Lynn

    What a wonderful company. The current prison/ justice system makes it so difficult for released prisoners to adapt and become functioning members of society, so I admire and respect Sweet Beginnings both for giving these people a chance at a new life AND for being a green company!

  16. Kendra

    I would love to try this–I use lip balm everyday. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. jenn Giannetto

    neat giveaway, please enter me!

  18. Wehaf

    I love that they give former inmates a second chance. Not many people do, but they show that when you do, it pays off. Kudos to them!

  19. Ashley Hotchkiss

    I would love to try this product. I need some lip balm pretty bad right now… my lips are super chapped OUCH

  20. joni taylor

    This is an amazing company which I will be telling people about. I am currently in school for my social work degree and the formerly incarcerated is an area that needs major improvement. I will support this cause totally.

  21. jenn

    sounds like a great lip balm!

  22. BETH E

    This would be fun to win, fingers crossed.

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  24. Wow I was just looking around, what a great place! I came upon this contest because Im a frequent user of lip balm, and I’m getting tired of my same ole everyday Carmex that I’ve been using. I’m looking around for a new lip fix so Thanks for the opportunity to win and try the beeline lip balm.

    Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

    Be Blessed 🙂

  25. oooo this sounds really nice and simple and I like that. I use lip balm all the time…dry lips suck! LOL Thanks for this chance to win a new brand!
    nynekats at aol dot com

  26. 100% lip balm junkie here!!!!! OMG and this stuff looks AWESOME!!! I would actually like to try their whole line of bath/body stuffs AND their honey! LOL Thanks for introducing me to this new line (new to me anyway) so that even if I don’t win I can try it!
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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