Our review of the newest balm from the Rosebud Perfume Co.
The product up for review at we heart this today needs no introduction. If you have even a passing interest in beauty, you have probably heard of the Rosebud Perfume Co.’s Rosebud Salve. For years, this little tin of joy has brought delight to beauty lovers of all types, from drugstore divas to magazine editors and everyone in between.
I remember, over a decade ago, on my very first visit to a Sephora, as I stood in line with an overflowing basket, I saw the unmistakable tin of the Rosebud Salve in a bin near the registers. I had read about this salve in beauty insider articles and saw it on top product lists for years. I quickly snatched one up to see what all the hype was about. Since that day, a Rosebud Perfume Co. balm has always been with in my reach on bedside or coffee table.
I discovered, like so many before me, that this adorable and economical tin of sweet smelling balm has a myriad of uses. And since you can’t improve on perfection, the Rosebud Perfume Company hasn’t messed with their formula, a “trade secret blend of essential oils”, when introducing a few carefully edited new scents over the years.
The wht review team, who had already nominated this balm to our Mag 7 Lip Balm List, recently received the latest Rosebud flavor, Mocha Rose, for review. Packaged in a charming pink tin with vintage graphics, this balm is a “special petrolatum base infused with mocha, chocolate and vanilla ‘coffee shop’ flavors”.
I found the strongest scent to be the sweet vanilla, followed by a hint of mocha. While some sense a strong coffee scent, I did not find it too heavy. It does not have that old-fashioned candy coffee flavor; it’s more like a modern sweetened coffee drink. The shade is a super sheer, light pink that leaves the barest trace of color on lips, and is soft enough that you can use the salve all over your body.
I found my Mocha Rose lip balm shares all of the traits that have made Rosebud Perfume salves a beloved favorite all over the world:
It’s a multi-tasker – this balm not only soothes chapped lips and protects against further damage, it also can be used all over the body. From cuticles to toes, and everywhere in between this balm moisturizes skin, soothes minor burns and calms skin irritations, including diaper rash.
It’s economical – this salve for the whole body is affordably priced ($7) so everyone can enjoy finding new uses for the miracle balm. Plus, this tin is generously sized and lasts a very long time.
It’s adorable – This tin looks great either sitting on a vanity or being pulled from a purse (it travels well too) and is always a conversation starter. Plus, when you finally reach the bottom of one of these charming tins, it can be washed and reused. I’m already planning on using my Mocha Rose tin as a purse pill container (won’t my monthly advils look cute in it?) Your tin could be used for vitamins, sewing or crafting supplies or as a teeny treasure chest.
Readers and Testers – I know we have Rosebud Perfume Co. aficionados out there! What are your favorite uses for this cult balm?[ratings]
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.
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