All-Natural Lip Balm Even Has Us Worried
Treehugger likes poop — from chicken-poop power stations to worm poop fertilizer, there are lots of ecological uses for what others see as waste. But even I must admit to being a little concerned when I came across this "Chicken Poop Lip Balm". We knew it contained lots of yummy goodness, like beeswax and orange oil, but what about the less than appetizing name?
It turns out the squeamish need not be too worried. The balm actually contains zero faecal matter — thank goodness — and the name is more down to family legend than any strange country folk remedies:
"The Name....Chicken Poop comes from Jamie's goofy grandpa replying to her complaint of having dry lips. He'd say, "I know how to fix those dry lips, I'll rub some chicken poop on 'em so you won't be lickin' 'em." Brilliant, don't you think?
a brief history...How it all began..Jamie Tabor Schmidt began making Chicken Poop after her best friend Claudia took her to Sephora, a cosmetic store lined from floor to ceiling with all kinds of make up goodness. She decided then and there she would have a product line by the age of 25. Good gravey, a hair pomade,was the first product she came up with. Requests came flying in for a tube version. So, in 2000 Jamie developed Chicken Poop. She has seven other products in the making. The next to market will be Kill It Dead, a natural spray deodorant."