The Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry and Vanilla Bean lip balm flavors were released around the end of 2014. Upon hearing about these new additions to the Burt’s Bees lip balm line, I was SO excited!
I love the original lip balm because of its thicker, balmy consistency and intense peppermint scent and flavor. Since vanilla and cherry are some of my favorite scents for products, I instantly told my husband about this…hoping these may make an appearance in my stocking for Christmas. Well they did!
After unwrapping these, I instantly started testing them out for the next few days. The scent of these are right on point with the description. Vanilla bean smells like vanilla, and the wild cherry smells like a cherry popsicle I used to eat as a child.
My conclusion is that companies should not be allowed to make lip products that taste like chemicals, ESPECIALLY if they smell SOOOO GOOD!
The taste was not the only thing about these I didn’t enjoy. The consistency of the Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry and Vanilla Bean lip balms was very slick and greasy. My lips felt even more chapped when using these because it just felt like slick and greasy with no moisturization properties.
Like most Burt’s Bees products, these lip balms are very natural (100% listed on the packaging). They cost about $3 each.
If you are someone who enjoys a thin, slick, and/or greasy feeling lip balm, these may be for you. However, remember that these taste like chemicals. I don’t know if this is the majority experience as I haven’t read many reviews for these, but it was so bad my husband needed to drink water and rub his lip after kissing me and try the lip balms himself. I felt the chemical taste was so intense that I drank water, rinsed my lips off with water, and continuously wiped them off for over 10 minutes, and the taste was STILL there. I don’t recommend these lip balms.
Let me know in the comments what you think!