Product Review: C.O. Bigelow Rose & Lavender Salve

Everyone that knows me knows that I always carry my lip gloss with me. Whether it be to bed or to to the store…I always have it on me. I remember how my obsession started.. It was in 6th grade when I used to buy the $1 lip glosses and the corner deli store. The ones that came in a plastic tube in  all different flavors with a little picture of the lips on them. Ya know which ones.  Ever since then I have had this need to have my lips moist at all time.

My ideal lip gloss, is to have a good slip (not greasy lips from fried chicken) but a slip that feel comfortable. It can not be sticky. It will smell good, perferably minty and will have light to no taste.

This lip treatment that I will talk about will have some of these properties

C.O. Bigelow Rose & Lavender Salve

I bought these at Bath&BodWorks. They can be purchased instore or online.

Price: $5.50 for .08oz  Buy 2 get 1 free    (I always have back ups)

Product Claims: C.O. Bigelow’s famous Rose Salve has been a favorite since the early days, due to its ability to care for lips and beautify skin. Emulsified with extra-soothing rose extract, which helps ease irritation and condition the skin.

May be used on lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees, chapped or very dry skin patches (I only use this on my lips)

Developed by Bigelow Chemists

Not tested on animals

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin Oil, Squalene, Flavor (Aroma), Octyldodecanol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Jojoba Esters, Red30 Lake (CI73360)

My thoughts

I wish they would come up with a peppermint flavored one because I’m just  not a fan of the flowery scent. But since I like how the salve makes my lips feel I guess I’ll have to suck it up. Well what can I say. The balm is not thin but not super thick either. I am able so smack my lips and rub them together easily. It takes me a while to see the bottom of the pot. Talking about the pot…smh I hate the packaging!!. Since the metal that the container is made out of is not a hard metal, the metal can get dented easily making it hard to open.  Do not do a Valerie, and try to pry the top open with a pair of scissor at work…… Long story short, I ended up getting 4 lovely stitches on my left thumb. What was worse was explaining to my boss how it happened. O the things I do. Anyways back to the review. Notice that the container states that it can be used on elbows, cuticles, knees, face & lips, well I only use it on my lips. Just the fact that it states that its multi use product for all these things makes  my sisters keep  I would love if it was in a slick instead of in a lil pot. I do not like sticking my fingers in it so I end up dipping my bottom lip in it. lol  People think I am licking it. Overall I will continue to purchase these salves, balms, lip glosses or whatever you want to call them for as long as they make them or until I find something better.

Rose Salve

I have not seen this online nor instores. May be discontinued. ;(

Product Rating:♥♥♥♥

Once a peppermint flavored one is on the market, it will get 5 hearts


What is your favorite Lip gloss, lip stick or lip balm? I want to know!



Posted on August 8, 2012, in Non-Hair Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You should check out my peppermint hair grease/salve video. Pepperminty.

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