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.