Friday, September 2, 2011

Rosebud Salve

Rosebud Salve was very popular during the 80’s-90’s (here in the PH). I know that because most of my clients who recognize the iconic pot were teenagers during that period. They always say “blast from the past” whenever they see this.

rosebud salve, by bitsandtreats

I was only introduced to this product last year and it was only early this year that I was finally able to try it. My friend said that it has a weird smell. It doesn’t smell weird to me though. I like the red orange color of the salve. I think it’s pretty. I like the tin can. It exudes that vintage vibe.

I think most of us use this as a lip balm but there’s a reason why it’s called a salve. You can use it on dry, chapped lips, dry elbows and knees, dry heels, callouses and on small nicks and wounds.  I haven’t tried using this other than as a lip balm because I think it’s too expensive to use on my elbows and knees. But as a lip balm, it definitely works. My lips stay moisturized throughout the day after a one-time application before leaving home. Well, that is if I avoid licking them. I’ve also seen this work on clients. Even my best friend who has chapped lips ends up with soft, smooth lips after application.

And because I have prepped lips, my lipstick stays on longer and the finish is better compared to when I use just plain lip balm. Just make sure that you apply this while prepping your face for makeup, meaning while you’re applying face primers, eye primers, etc. That way your lips can absorb the product and be ready for when it’s time for lipstick application.

One pot is expensive but it will last you for quite a long time. And just for the results, I’m staying loyal to this product.  For a lip balm junkie like me, that’s a big thing to say. Uhm.. well…  sorta. I’m staying loyal to this product and anything else that will suit my standards. Hehe. But this is definitely great to use on clients.


  1. i recall this...when i was small having vacation in phil i kinda think ive seen it before :D

  2. i used this before but i didn't like it as much e. :)

  3. I'd like to try this product. Currently I'm using burt's bee but I'd like to give this a try. :-)

    Where can I buy this one in the Philippines special here in Cebu?

  4. Hi Florece! This is available at The Hyphen Store:

  5. Where can I buy this here in the Philippines? I don't want to buy online



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