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  • Carmex is a topical lip balm which claims to reduce cold sores and dry chapped lips, supplied in a characteristic white container with a yellow cap. Carmex has been manufactured by Carma Laboratories in Franklin, Wisconsin since 1937. Its active ingredients include menthol, camphor, and phenol (an anesthetic). Also included are fragrance in petrolatum, natural lanolin, cocoa butter, salicylic acid, and a wax base. Many users find the menthol and camphor produce a cool, soothing sensation when applied.

    It was created by Alfred Woelbing in the early 1930s, who originally sold it from the trunk of his car.


    It is addicting, if you ask me!

    January 30, 2008