Product Review + GIVEAWAY: Epic Blend Premium Vegan Lip Balm


Epic Blend Lip Balm Wild Berry
Wild Berry Lip Balm

I am obsessed with vegan lip balm. Always have been. I’m kind of like a lip balm connoisseur. While I have no official qualifications, I consider myself to be a true lover of all things Chapstick-like. Lip balm to me is what I’d imagine wine might be to a sommelier. You might remember my blog post from last year called Battle of the Balms: A Vegan Lip Balm Smackdown which covered all my favorite balms. Since that post, I was introduced to another (new to me) plant based, cruelty free and animal free lip balm called EPIC Blend. This company is based out of Canada so that’s likely why I had never heard of it before. While they have ten lip balms only two of them are fully vegan, the Wild Berry and Pineapple Mint. Epic Blend was kind enough to send me samples of their balms to try and I really like them, especially the Wild Berry flavor.

After a little bit of research, I found out that Epic Blend started in 2007 and is a totally gluten free, all natural, non-GMO, animal testing free company that takes pride in their clean ingredients. If you know me then you know I am all about clean ingredients! The lip balms are paraben free as well as free of synthetic preservatives. The vegan line is of course beeswax free, instead they use food grade candelilla wax which provides a super smooth texture and glide. The balms are also made up of a blend of coconut oil, sunflower oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E.

Epic Blend Pineapple Mint Premium Lip Balm
Pineapple Mint Lip Balm

What’s my honest opinion about the balms? Seeing as though I am a lip balm fiend, I have to say that I am a wee bit picky about in the least about my chosen lip balms. While I didn’t really care for the Pineapple Mint flavor, I did really enjoy the Wild Berry. The formulas are not too greasy, not waxy yet have a nice shine to them and are super moisturizing.

Because Epic Blend is out of British Columbia, their lip balms are primarily available in retailers across Canada. They are however available online on their website. You’re in luck if you don’t live in Canada! I am giving away FOUR free tubes of their 2 flavored lip balms right here– that’s two Pineapple Mint and two Wild Berry! What’s the catch? To enter please leave a comment below sharing why you’d like to try Epic Blend and who you’d like to share a tube with for a chance to win…but please make sure that you are already subscribed to receive my blog posts. If you’re not already a subscriber, please sign up here first and then leave a comment below. Winners will be randomly chosen on 5/5/15 so be sure to enter before 12:00pm PST.

Thanks and good luck to all!

 

All photos by Faye White Photography

23 thoughts on “Product Review + GIVEAWAY: Epic Blend Premium Vegan Lip Balm

  1. I love trying new brands well new to me vegan brands and lip balm is a must have item to keep my lips kissable. And I’ll share a tube with my vegan friend he’s been looking for a great vegan lip balm. Thank you.

    1. Ooooo kissable lips– I love it! Thanks for entering Starr and good luck! I will be in touch on Tuesday should you win the random drawing.

    2. It is a challenge to find a lip balm free of both petroleum products and bee’s wax that really moisturizes. Friends have made suggestions, including my Mom, but the options have failed in one respect or another, most often due to ingredients. I am a lip balm junky. So the first tube would go to me, the second to my Mom who just bought me some balm with bee’s wax. She tries so hard, she really does.

      1. I love this story Teri! I am certain that both you and your mom will love the Epic Blend balm! Good luck and stay tuned for the winner which will be announced on Tuesday. Yeehaw!

  2. Hi…I love trying new vegan balms/moisturizers for the lips for humans and supporting the businesses that do so!! I will be attending a vegan wedding on May 9 , the bride and groom which are my friends are vegan and would enjoy presenting them with Epic Blend ` Thank you and Take Care 🙂

    1. Thanks Jan! What a fun treat Epic Blend balms would be for the newlyweds! They would make a great addition to a nice weddign gift for sure– great idea! Thanks so much for your interest and in entering. I will be in touch should you be the random winner on 5/5. Thanks and yeehaw!

  3. Ohhh! My husband and I are lip balm junkies too! We would love to try them. I think he would like the mint, which would leave me the berry!

    1. Vegan lip balm junkies unite! I love it! And how kind of you to share with your hubby. Thanks for your support. I will be sure and notify you if you win on 5/5. Yeehaw!

  4. These sound divine – I love keeping my beauty products as natural as possible, without any nasty chemicals in them and I use organic or vegan whenever I can…So these beauties I’m keen to try. I’d share with my sister – even though we live in different countries we always buy exactly the same things – so I know she’d LOVE these!

    1. I think you and your sister will really like these all natural balms! Best of luck with the giveaway. I will be in touch if you are my random chosen winner next week. Thanks for your support & yeehaw!

  5. I’d love to try EPIC lip balm! As a strict & happy vegan (with 7 animals & a vegan man) I only buy vegan lip balm. I’d keep some for myself & share some with my man & my 70 yr. old vegan mother!

    1. Thanks for your interest and support Anna! How cool that you have a vegan man and a vegan mom, not to mention a houseful of animals to love! I really enjoy this vegan balm and think you, your hubby and your mom will feel the same way. Best of luck come Tuesday. Yeehaw!

  6. I would love to try the lip balm! I’ve never had a good relationship with beeswax in my lip balm and I’ve been looking for a vegan lip balm that is moisturizing and this sounds so wonderful.

    1. Juilana,
      I think you will find this balm is both tasty and moisturizing without the beeswax– a great combo! I am happy to share and wish you the best of luck with the giveaway!

  7. I live in a dry climate, so I’m a lip balm addict. I’m definitely all for new cruelty free brands. The pineapple mint sounds right up my alley. I would love to share it with my family to show that vegan products can be great.

    1. This balm would be great in dry climates! Plus, I think it’s a great way to showcase that vegan products are indeed great and many times even better than their animal derived equivalents. Thanks for your interest and best of luck with the giveaway Jennifer!

    1. Great Peggy! Thanks for your interest and good luck with the drawing. I will be in touch next week if you are the lucky winner.

  8. I live for vegan lip balm because I work in the sun all day with rescued farmed animals…so vegan “chapstick” is my best friend! I would share this with my partner, Todd ! 🙂

    1. Yes indeed Darren, Epic Blend would be a great choice for you in the important work that you do! I think you’d find it both works well and is super moisturizing for your long days out in the sun. Thanks for entering and best of luck!

  9. i like this brand because the ingredients are what I use and could make if i wanted. i am going to share with my mother.

    1. That’s a great idea to make your own vegan lip balm! I love it! Thanks so much for entering and for your interest. I will be in touch if you are the lucky winner.

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