I was recently offered the chance to try one of Hurraw's lip balms. Hurraw make a wide range of lip balms that are all vegan, Leaping Bunny certified and are made using raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. I have tried a few of their lip balms before and I loved them. I was very kindly sent the Vata balm from their unique range inspired by the basic Ayurvedic Dosha principles.
According to Ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India) there are three Doshas: Vata (wind), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (water & earth). These elemental forces manifest into our mind and body
characteristics and a unique combination of these three Ayurvedic
principles (Doshas) are said to be present in everyone.
The Vata lip balm contains a herbal infusion of calming ashwagandha as well as almond, rose and cardamom. The full ingredients list is: *Sesamum
indicum (sesame) seed oil, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ‡Euphorbia
cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter,
*Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom)
seed oil, Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, organic flavor, *Withania
somnifera (ashwagandha) root powder, Tocopherols (sunflower)
*organic & cold pressed ‡wildcrafted
This lip balm smells amazing; almond is one of my absolute favourite smells and tastes (the new Bakewell tart Nakd bar is the best thing ever!). Delicate undertones of rose and hints of spicy cardamom go so beautifully with the almond. The Vata balm is smooth, creamy and super moisturising but doesn't feel greasy on your lips. I have found that it stays on well even after talking and sipping on water etc. and makes my lips feel really soft and moisturised.
I am a bit of a lip balm fiend and have at least half a dozen different brands and flavours stashed in my handbag! I usually pick and mix between them all depending on which flavour I fancy, but since trying this one I've found myself reaching for it every time.
Hurraw Vata is my new favourite lip balm and I will definitely be buying another when this one has run out. It retails at around £3.99-£4.50 and can be purchased in the UK from several websites including Lucy Rose, Love Lula, My Pure, Ebay and Cute Cosmetics. The other two flavours in the range - Pitta (coconut, lemongrass and peppermint) and Kapha (grapefruit, eucalyptus and ginger) - sound amazing too, so I might have to try those as well!