So, I have a friend named Jacque and she says that I am addicted to Carmex, and I keep telling her I am not.. (as I apply it for the third time this am)
Now I admit I will freak out a little bit if I can’t find my tube. I have been known to stop at the closest store and run in and buy a tube, only to find my lost tube in my purse when I am pulling out my wallet. I only buy it in the tubes, not the little white jar, I mean ugh who wants to stick their finger in a little container and get yucko all under their nails? Not me.
It does not have anywhere on the drug facts that it is addicting. It does say:
Warning: for external use only. When using this product avoid contact with eyes. – Well I have never used it anywhere other then my lips, and that is definitely external – makes ya wonder who called in that question to the company? “Hey can I use my Carmex on, in, or around my (fill in the blank)” ? I have never put it in my eye either, I have forgotten a tube in my hot car and then it is all melted and when I squeezed it out to put on my lips, it had turned into a liquid and half the tube was all over my chin, and drizzling down my neck, but definitely not in my eye.
It also says: Apply freely to affected area. Well I am one of those lucky people that get cold sores when my nerves get acting up. Every darn school picture had a cold sore in it…lovely eh? So I will freak out when I can’t find my tube and will actually bring on a cold sore, so I always want to keep plenty of them around. I think it is more being lazy then addicted.
So what if I have 2 in my purse, one in my desk drawer, one by the bed, one in the basket by the couch where the TV remotes go. That is just laziness, so I don’t have to get up to get my tube out of my purse, plus that is usually when I forget to put it back.
So I am not addicted and please don’t ever ask to use it, cause the packaging also says:
This is a personal care item, and should be used by one individual only…so ya gonna have to go buy your own.
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What does it say about me that I was actually applying lip balm while reading this post? Let's see, I have one ON my keyboard, one by my bed. At least two in my purse. And that's only the 'active' ones, I also have backstock. :O)
Now, I have heard that Carmex is addicting only because the one of the ingredients actually dries out whatever you put in on; which is why it's good for cold sores. So, I think it feeds itself.
You are so funny! I like Carmex in the tube also and keep it in my purse and on my desk. Have you ever tried Melissa Supreme for the cold sores? It is a natural remedy and I buy it at the health food store. Not sure what it says if you google it, but it might be an idea to help ease them.