How a trumpet player made the best lip balm ever

“Arnica? What’s arnica?Dan candid close up

That’s exactly what I said when my friend told me how he treated a bruised lip that he’d suffered in a marching band collision. He explained that arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory derived from sunflowers. I learned that it’s used for bruising and swelling and has been for centuries. I’d never heard of this magic ingredient, but I knew right then that my life had changed forever. I was suddenly obsessed with the idea of creating The Best. Lip Balm. Ever.

My name is Dan Gosling. I’m a professional trumpet player and this is how Gosling’s Original ChopSaver Lip Care came to be.

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For the next 2 months, I looked like a mad scientist in my kitchen as I kept track of my recipes and combined all sorts of natural healing agents and moisturizers. My first attempts were horrible, and my wife thought I was going through a mid-life crisis! But in my mind, I was collaborating with Mother Nature herself as I assembled the perfect combination of ingredients.


Putting it all together

In music, everything has to work together, whether it’s a DJ, a rock band, or a symphony orchestra. That same philosophy guided me through the process. Each ingredient plays its part, from soothing moisturizers harmonized with healing herbs, to light citrus tones that compose its distinct fragrance. That is what makes ChopSaver such a hit every time you use it.


Not just for musicians

I knew I had made more than just “a lip balm for musicians” when I began to hear from people whose lips were damaged from the drying side effects of medical treatments including cancer patients. As they described the relief that ChopSaver provided, I was humbled to know I had created a product that was making a real difference in people’s lives, musician or not. So if you’re ready to put an end to your chronic lip problems, or just want to keep your lips kiss-ably soft all the time, get some ChopSaver today!

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From musician to entrepreneur

Dan Gosling, The ChopSaver® Guy, has been a professional trumpet player for more than 30 years. He holds degrees in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University and has performed in all musical genres. He served as Principal Trumpet of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and has done extensive work with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Louisville Orchestra.

Goslings Original ChopSaver Lip Care, his kitchen idea that turned into a product, is endorsed by musicians and physicians alike including dermatologists. A career saver for countless performers in all fields, ChopSaver has proven to be a life changer for people with extreme lip challenges including cancer patients and people with auto-immune diseases. Dan is on a mission to let the world know that effective, affordable lip relief is available to all.

The Gosling’s Original  brand is a tribute to his father and two older brothers, all of whom died too soon. Dan’s father, Roger, and brother, Glenn, died in separate accidents and Jim, his other brother, died of AIDS. They were all talented musicians, singers, and actors. Good For The Goose was the name Jim used to copyright his songs and was the inspiration for the name of Dan’s company, Good For The Goose Products, LLC.