Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Revolution Organics All-Over Body Balm ($28.00) has become a staple in my household. I don’t really seek out organic products, because to be honest, I don’t have issues with the majority of my regular products, so why go after organic? But occasionally there are products that fall under the organic umbrella that appeal to some need or desire I have–as it was in this case.

This All-Over Body Balm is an excellent tool for curing dry skin–wherever it is. I love to use it on my lips and the area right above my upper lip (which for some reason tends to be ridiculously dry!), but it is perfect to use on your nose if you’re suffering from a cold (though use a q-tip or clean fingers!) or allergies (like me). It’s much larger than a lip balm tube, probably about the size of a quarter, but it’s still really portable. I’ve been using this for MONTHS now, and there’s still plenty left, which makes the $28 price tag a little easier on your wallet’s conscience.

Revolution Organics advertises that this product has at least 22 uses, and I’d buy it, since it’s just a general moisturizing balm, basically. I will say, however, that I personally won’t use it on my face *and* on say… oh, my feet! Just ew! The brand is all about using USDA certified organic ingredients in their products, which makes me feel like they really are organic and not just trying to get the buzz word in. The product’s “key ingredients” are listed as organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, organic beeswax, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, and organic apricot oil.

For a list of 22 uses as listed by Revolution Organics…

  • Relieve chapped lips*
  • Sooth dry spots*
  • Soften lines
  • Feed parched nails
  • Condition dry hands
  • Tame unruly eyebrows*
  • Smooth flyaways*
  • Nourish dry cuticles
  • Boost circulation
  • Protect from wind burn*
  • Style hair (as pomade)
  • Soften cuticles
  • Help prevent stretch marks
  • Rejuvenate dull skin*
  • Heal cracked skin*
  • Massage tired muscles
  • Fight free radicals
  • Calm skin irritations
  • Help Improve skin texture*
  • Combat flaking skin
  • Condition hair
  • Seal in skin moisture*
  • Prime skin for makeup
  • Relieve chapped heels
  • Smooth rough knees
  • Simplify your beauty regime
  • …and more!

Uses will a * indicate ways I’ve tried and used this product! :)

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16 thoughts on “Revolution Organics All-Over Body Balm with 22+ Uses!

  1. Cool .. But using it both on your lips, knees, cuticles and eyebrows … Eww!

  2. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    I would suppose that you could just rub the top of the stick with your fingers and then distribute the product elsewhere. If so, then I can see it being used on the knees etc.

  3. Ladybug

    Hey Christine, you could might as well have problems with an organic product as a non-organic one.

    And to answer your question: one should buy organic because it doesn’t harm the environment :)

  4. Avatar of Jolene Joli

    You can do most of those thing with a stick of pure cocoa butter you can buy at a drug store for $2.

    This product uses more ingredients, which is probably why it costs more. Plus a lot of people have trouble using cocoa butter on their face. But I like it, I use it for super dry spots, lips, and sometimes slice off a chunk and throw it in the tub for a treat.

    • I don’t think I could use it on my face, but this is a good idea for elsewhere. I’ve never seen this at my drugstore though, but maybe I’ve glanced over it!

  5. Avatar of Roberta Roberta

    Bliss makes a stick like this but its not organic, same idea thought but $18.
    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P219202&categoryId=C11991

  6. Claudia M.

    I tried a shea butter stick from some organic brand and I did use it on different parts of my body. I’m already a hand-washing fiend, so I’d always wash my hands then rub a little (or a bunch) on my palms and spread it wherever.
    But….I object to this one’s claim that it’s got 22 uses just by separating elbows, cuticles, knees, etc.
    “Sooth dry spots,Feed parched nails, Condition dry hands, Nourish dry cuticles, Soften cuticles, Rejuvenate dull skin, Heal cracked skin, Help Improve skin texture, Combat flaking skin, Seal in skin moisture, Relieve chapped heels, Smooth rough knees” are basically all the same. I mean lotion isn’t labeled by body part “butt lotion, torso lotion, forearm lotion”
    Massaging tired muscles and boosting circulation? That’s ONE thing and we’re the ones doing that.
    I’m all for multi-use products, but don’t exaggerate, advertisers!!!

    • Molly

      This is EXACTLY what I was thinking as I read the list. Completely put me off the product (one of my top pet peeves is being condescended to by advertisements/tv shows/movies).

    • Do you remember what brand you used before, Claudia?

      While I totally get what you’re saying, at the same time, I don’t think I’d look at this product and immediately think about using it on my cuticles or even my knees! It looks like an oversized lip balm, so I’d probably just use it on my lips, LOL.

      • Claudia M.

        I can’t recall the name, but I got it at Cracker Barrell, they had a few organic lines and this was on sale, lol! My cuticles are super dry, so I’ll smear anything on them. It was a little taller than a glue stick, and really thick, so it lasted a looooong time.
        I got it right before we evacuated after hurricane Ike and I’d just sit and rub it everywhere, it was lavender scented, so I think it helped calm me down =)