Thousands of Lip Products – Why one More?

There are literally thousands of lip care products on the market. What made me think the world needed one more? Despite all those other options, as I developed the formula for what would become ChopSaver, a quick survey of my musician friends told me that very few, if any, of the other products actually addressed […]

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What’s in a Name?

So you have a product idea and maybe even some prototypes. What are you going to call it? You want something catchy and memorable and easy to pronounce. Do you want to describe the product with the name? Is the name something you want to trademark? Is the name already taken? Would it make a […]

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All-Natural Ingredients with a Purpose

OK, so by now you are getting the idea that ChopSaver is full of really good stuff. I could continue to write about each and every ingredient and why they are in there, but that would be a little bit like Coca-Cola giving away their formula, wouldn’t it? Or Kentucky Fried Chicken (oh – sorry! […]

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Fruit and Beans!

Here’s a fun word – astringent! When lip tissues become inflamed or swollen you just want them to feel normal again. You need something to relieve the puffiness that builds up in sore tissues. I didn’t even know there was a name for what I was looking for. What I needed was an “astringent”, a […]

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ChopSaver Lip Balm; A Few Things Around the House

ChopSaver was created in my kitchen so it may not surprise you to know that a few of the ingredients are commonly found in a typical household. One of those is avocado oil. Truth be told, the first “kitchen oil” I tried was olive oil. I decided I wanted something a little more exotic. As […]

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Another all natural ingredient in ChopSaver; Calendula

Let’s talk about some of the other things that make ChopSaver unique. Mind you this all started in 2004 and I have always been grateful that I live in the age of Google! Between my computer, a few nearby health food stores and a local herbalist I knew, I learned as much as I could […]

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A Sunflower and Butter from a Tree

It all started with arnica – the ingredient that first inspired the creation of ChopSaver. Belonging to the sunflower family, Arnica Montana (or just simply arnica) is an herb that has been used by Europeans and Native Americans for centuries for bruising and swelling and is often recommended by medical doctors before and after surgery.It is also […]

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What Does All-Natural Lip Balm Mean?

OK, so what do we mean when we say ChopSaver is “all-natural?” When describing our product, we often compare it to petroleum-based products. I turns out there is some debate about where petroleum actually came from and the “dead dinosaurs” thing is pretty much a myth. (Try Googling: “Does oil come from dead dinosaurs?” for […]

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Ready, Set, Blog!

So I have written for other websites, I tweet a little and I have two facebook pages – one personal and one for my business. And now I am blogging. “Good for you Dan – better late than never!” you might say. Well, I just wanted to make sure this whole internet thing wasn’t just […]

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