O-BALM-A in Ottawa

obama_ottawa1Yesterday I received a Tweet from M Chen of M Chen Wears in Ottowa, Canada. She wanted to let me know that she had included my O-BALM-A lip balm in her blog post on fun Obama schwag on Etsy. She had put the collection together in honor of Obama’s visit to that city yesterday. Check out her blog, M on the Side — it’s beautifully designed, visually stunning and a fun read, too.

Here’s what she said, “Downtown Ottawa is awhir… the manholes have been welded shut, mailboxes and garbage cans have been removed, and streets will be shut down tomorrow morning. All in preparation for Barack Obama’s visit to the nation’s capital. People have been buzzing about this for weeks, and the visit itself will last all of six hours. As a tribute to tomorrow, here are a few of my favourite à-propos etsy items.”


Belated Thanks to the Washingtonian and Mom-entum!


Thank You Card by My Ugly Kitty

Thank You Card by My Ugly Kitty

I’m behind the times, still catching up after a business beginning to 2009. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the wonderful mentions I’ve received over the last couple of months. To start the year, Washingtonian.com interviewed ecoblogger Sacha Cohen and asked her for her green recommendations for 2009. Regarding buying locally, she said, “Farmers markets are great for produce and cheese. I also love the organic and natural bath products from Herban Lifestyle in Falls Church.” You can see all of Sacha’s recommendations at The Blogger Beat: Going Green DC.

I also got a nice mention on the Mom-entum blog during Inaguration Week. They loved the idea of my O-BALM-A lip balm, all profits from which go to Feeding America. You can read about it here.

And, in December, the Washingtonian listed my products in their green gift guide! “Nature lovers and newbies to the green scene will appreciate these gifts, sold and recommended by environmentally responsible companies, ecofriendly stores, and conservation organizations based in Washington.” You can read the full article here: A Green Holiday: Ecofriendly Gift Recommendations.

Thank you all for your kind words and support!

O-BALM-A Inaugural Balm


O-BALM-A Inaugural Balm

O-BALM-A Inaugural Balm

Carry a bit of hope in your pocket!

Barack Obama’s relaxed strength connected distinct groups, bringing hope for change. Blending the essence of robust Kenyan coffee and soothing oil from Hawaiian macadamia nuts, O-Balm-a Mocha Macadamia Lip Balm will smooth out rough spots and heal dry lips. Created to celebrate Obama’s inauguration.

This truly natural balm is made with organic macadamia nut oil, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic chocolate chips, beeswax, and organic coffee extract.

All profits from O-Balm-a Mocha Macadamia Lip Balm will go to Feeding America (formerly Second Harvest).

The case cost is $61.92 ($3.44 per tube of balm). It can be purchased at http://herbanlifestyle.com or http://herbanlifestyle.etsy.com.