Frequently Asked Questions


What is ChopSaver?

ChopSaver is more than just a lip balm, it’s a lip treatment. ChopSaver is an all-natural, herbal lip care product created by Dan Gosling, a professional trumpet player. If you suffer from dry, chapped lips and you’re still looking for relief, you’ve come to the right place, musician or not!

ChopSaver was originally invented to help the lips (“chops”) of brass and woodwind musicians and the problems that can occur from long practice sessions and performances. These can be everything from normal dryness and fatigue to chapping, bruising, soreness, and in extreme cases, cuts and splitting. If it’s effective enough for people like that, you know it can handle any lip problem, regardless of the cause. In fact, dermatologists have been recommending the product for many years for their patients with chronic lip dryness, including the drying side effects of chemo therapy and other medical treatments.

Find out what musicians and physicians already know – nothing works like ChopSaver.Feedback users

What does it do?

ChopSaver helps prevent and soothe lip swelling, chapping and soreness better than any other product. It provides immediate relief and faster recovery time. ChopSaver doesn’t numb your lips like some other products. It just makes them feel normal again after a long day of practice or performance, or a long day in the wind and sun. Non-musicians love ChopSaver for the same long-lasting, soothing qualities and relief that it brings to musicians.


What’s in it?

ChopSaver is made from herbs and natural emollients with superior healing and moisturizing properties and contains no petroleum. The list includes shea butter, mango butter, aloe, vitamin E and botanicals known for their ability to fight chapping, swelling and soreness. Chief among them is Arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory. In addition to being petroleum-free, ChopSaver contains no alcohol, no camphor, no menthol, and no chemical preservatives which are commonly found in other lip balms. ChopSaver is also gluten-free. The fragrance is a light, refreshing blend of four citrus oils.  The complete ingredient list is as follows:

Castor Oil*
Candelilla Wax
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Aloe Vera
Carnauba Wax*
Avocado Oil*
Apricot Kernel Oil*
Grape Seed Oil*
Raspberry Leaf*
White Willow
Vitamin E
Citrus Essential Oils
Ginger Essential Oil*
Pea Isolate
(*Certified Organic)

The sunscreens in ChopSaver SPF 15 are avobenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, and octocryleneChop Saver Users

What’s the difference between the green one and the orange one? Are they different flavors?

ChopSaver 100% Natural (the green one) is made from 100% natural and organic ingredients. ChopSaver with SPF 15 (the orange one) is the same basic formula with sunscreens added – perfect for all outdoor activities. Both products have the same light, fresh citrus scent/flavor. Get one of each for day and night protection!Tom Senter

What’s wrong with petroleum?

In our opinion, we think there are better ways to build a lip balm. Petroleum can create a barrier that doesn’t allow the skin to breathe. As many of our customers tell us, products made with petroleum and alcohol actually seemed to make their lips worse, and we agree. Instead, ChopSaver contains natural humectants  (moisturizers) including shea butter, mango butter, and aloe.

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I’m a woodwind player. Why should I use ChopSaver?

ChopSaver will sooth and promote healing of chapped, sore or dry lips caused by playing a wind instrument. ChopSaver is long-lasting and will stay on your lips and won’t ruin your reeds. Some musicians use it while they play. But if you need to remove ChopSaver, it wipes off easily. It’s especially effective after practice or a performance.Chopsaver User

Why are the herbs in ChopSaver so important?

Plants and herbs have been used for thousands of years all over the world. Every culture has used herbs for their healing properties with great success. Many “western medicines” trace their origins to plants and herbs that have been used for centuries. The herbs in ChopSaver include:

  • Arnica – used for bruising and inflammation
  • Calendula – also treats inflammation
  • Comfrey – general wound healing
  • Ginger – treats inflammation and stimulates blood flow
  • White Willow – often referred to as “herbal aspirin” (people with aspirin allergies should use with caution)

(These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)Arinca

I’m not a musician. Why should I use it?

You don’t have to be a musician to love ChopSaver. Its unique formula of all-natural ingredients will give immediate relief from chapped or sore lips. ChopSaver’s unparalleled blend of long lasting ingredients means you don’t have to constantly re-apply it. One application of ChopSaver will last for hours. Many have found
relief from all sorts of lip related discomfort including chapped lips, cold sores, and fever blisters.Tom Fara

How much does it cost?

ChopSaver is competitively priced with other lip products made from natural and organic ingredients. ChopSaver is made with only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients and is recognized by medical professionals across the USA as a superior lip treatment making it a terrific value for your money. You won’t find this combination of nurturing ingredients in any other product. ChopSaver is also economical because it stays on your lips thus reducing the need to constantly re-apply.Noelle

Where can I get it?

You can conveniently order it through this website by clicking below. It is also sold in select music stores, boutiques, pharmacies, and specialty stores all across the US and on We are always glad to hear from our customers, so contact us if we can help you in any way.  You can e-mail us at

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