My friend Carole responded on Facebook by telling me I needed to try Chicken Poop. Now, Carole is crazy fun; so, naturally I thought she was kidding around. Oh, no. Not at all.
The guy working at the store was in the process of sending a package for me as I opened the one from Carole. She sent me two containers of Chicken Poop Lip Junk. You know a person is a really good friend when they send you chicken poop in the mail!
I howled out loud as I exclaimed to Steve,
Oh my god! Carole sent me chicken poop through the US mail! Can you believe it?!”
The guy working at the UPS store looked up from what he was doing with a look of horror on his face. I responded by saying,
Oh, don’t worry. It’s free range chicken poop.”
I love the by-line: “Grandapa says: ‘If ya got dry lips, put chicken poop on ’em so you won’t lick ’em”
So, having now had it on my lips for about 10 minutes, here is my initial assessment:
Well, Chicken Poop Lip Junk beats out Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm in this category. The CP stick was much easier to initially open than BB. While BB’s package is colorful, the CP package is without any doubt an eye catcher.
In this category BB wins out over CP. BB has an immediate smell of eucalyptus oil in the opened container. CP has an incredibly subtle scent of orange, but it’s so extremely subtle most people probably would never notice it in the opened container.
CP slightly hedges out BB in the way the product glides on over the lips. BB is a bit too moist and at times the stick “crushes” a bit leaving the balm on the outside of the container when you place the cap back on it. CP is just firm enough to keep the shape of the stick but still not at all difficult to spread on the lips.
Tingle on lips
BB wins this category hands down! The eucalyptus oil in BB immediately goes to work tingling the lips better than any similar “medicated” product I’ve ever tried. This is an especially nice feature for extremely dry, chapped, and sore lips. Now, I noticed that, on my lips anyway, CP seems to have just the tiniest hint of warmth. The longer CP was on my lips, the more it makes them actually feel warm and soothed–no tingle, and no dramatic warm sensation, but subtle and very soothing.
Smell on lips
I have to say that both products are tied on this category. BB has that wonderful eucalyptus smell on the lips though it doesn’t seem to last very long. BB has what seems to be a much longer lasting smell–a hint of orange. The orange fragrance, while very subtle, is indeed fresh and pleasant.
Now, this one is really tough. I haven’t officially timed how long either product seems to remain active on the lips. I put CP on my lips about 30 minutes ago now, and it is without doubt still working its magic. I just haven’t paid any attention to how long BB seems to “protect and serve” the lips.
Another very difficult category. Both do a fantastic job. I just have this feeling that CP might hedge out BB.
I love them both. I simply can’t pick one over the other! I love BB for its tingle and smell. I love CP for its warmth and long lasting effect. You can’t go wrong with either one of them! So now I’ll stock up on both products and trade off as the mood strikes.
Who ever would have thought I would be spreading Free Range Chicken Poop Lip Junk on my lips! Thanks, Carole!!