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The Product That Should Be Hydrating Your Chapped Lips Could Be Poisoning You
Chapstick* wasn’t always filled with chemicals. A physician named Dr. C. D. Fleet first created the lip balm in the early 1880s, in Lynchburg, Virginia. The first chapsticks resembled small, wick-less candlesticks wrapped in tinfoil. Dr. Fleet decided the sales of his lip balms weren’t lucrative enough to be worth his time, so he sold his recipe for $5 to John Morton.
John Morton and his wife made their first chapsticks in their kitchen at home. The couple make the chapsticks pink and used brass tubes to mold the sticks. The Mortons sold their successful Chapstick* business to H. Robbins Company in 1963.
The H. Robbins company is responsible for adding flavors to lip balms (in 1971), adding SPF 15 sunblock to the sticks (in 1981), and in 1985- petroleum was added to the lip balm and remains as the Chapstick we know today.