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.
Continuing education and learning is paramount at BALMSHOT. BALMSHOT hosts outside engineers, designers, and factory representatives on a regular basis so our entire team can learn from good people in many different industries.
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.
We're always looking for positive people to join our team in Boise. We have opportunities and career paths of all kinds.