THE SHOTGUN SHELL LIP BALM EVERYONE LOVES!
BALMSHOT is a family owned business that has a mission to provide meaningful work experiences for special needs individuals. The owner’s son was born with Down syndrome and the family wanted to build a company that would provide ongoing opportunities in a healthy environment for individuals with special needs to find the fulfillment and joy that comes from meaningful work experiences.
At BALMSHOT, we have steps in our manufacturing and packaging processes that provide those types of meaningful work opportunities. BALMSHOT not only provides the best in lip care with top quality beeswax, aloe, SPF 15 sunscreen and wonderful natural ingredients, we provide an opportunity for every one of our happy customers to support bringing joy to our very special workforce
Wayne S. Forrey, the company’s founder and product inventor, contracted lip cancer in 1983 due to his outdoor lifestyle and frequent sunburned lips. After successful lip reconstruction surgery, he began using lip balm everyday to protect and moisturize his lips. Wayne became dissatisfied with industry standard lip balm dispensers because the knurled disk base would twist and rotate in his pants pockets…thereby mashing the balm into the cap…making a gooey mess. Many people told Wayne they experienced the exact same gooey mess. To solve this problem, Wayne went to his garage and invented a much better lip balm dispenser system including a firmer twist base and tighter fitting cap. BALMSHOT was the result of this innovative effort, and a new Idaho company was born in 2010.
Giving back to the community
Our charitable giving focus is fighting breast cancer. We are an annual sponsor of the Shoot for a Cure event to fight breast cancer. Proceeds from the sale of every Pure Pink and Pink Camo BALMSHOT product are donated quarterly to the Mountain States Tumor Institute to help uninsured women pay for mammograms and breast cancer screenings.