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Smith's Rosebud Salve - Original

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Smith's Rosebud Salve - Original

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Smith's Rosebud Salve is a cult favourite that is loved by beauty editors, makeup artists and celebrities as the perfect lip balm for soft, kissable, "barely there" rose-tinted lips.


First formulated by pharmacist George F. Smith in 1892 (the company is still owned and run by George's descendants), and packaged in a cute old-fashioned tin designed in 1962, Smith's Rosebud Salve is a nourishing lip balm, perfected over the years.


Smith's Rosebud Salve is also great for use to relieve chapped skin, nappy rash, blemishes, detergent burns, rough cuticles and hands --a true multi-tasker!


Cotton seed oil, aromol, essential oils, petrolatum.


How to use Smith's Rosebud Salve

  • Apply to lips as often as desired to keep them soft and moisturised. 
  • Can also be used on chapped skin, nappy rash, blemishes, detergent burns, and rough cuticles and hands.

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Reviews (24)
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Will Never Use Another Lip Balm Again - 06-02-2018 by

Wow! So initially I added this to my cart to round out my total and claim a discount, although I had heard great things about this product I didnt expect much more than just a nice smelling lip balm. I have always suffered with chapped and cracked lips, really badly. I began only applying rosebud salve before bed with my skin care routine to savour it due to how much it cost, but now I carry it everywhere. Smells amazing, has a lovely pink colour which looks like a natural tint and its so moisturising. If you're considering buying this but put off by the price, don't be its totally worth it.

I use this for EVERYTHING - 13-11-2017 by

This stuff is seriously amazing!! It works so well for dry lips, and it sounds crazy but my nose gets really dry and sore from constantly using tissues because of hayfever. I put this stuff around my nostrils and it literally solves all my problems. Also using this is a brow gel is amazing as it has a slight tint to it. Definitely recommend 10/10

Wow!! - 25-10-2014 by

I love love love this!! I have tried so many lip palms for my dry cracked lips and this is the only thing that really worked. It smells great and it comes in such a cute tin. Also for the price this has lasted me over a year now.

Best thing I've ever have - 18-08-2014 by

It smells so great and feels so soft and silky. My lips are very dry but only with one touch, it keeps my lips so moist and soften all the dry bits. I also use it on my hand cuts, it helps the cuts to heal so quickly. Also great for pimple! The best thing ever, great value. A must have!

Love it! - 16-07-2014 by

I discovered Smith's Rosebud Salve around 10 years ago and I haven't found anything better! It smells great with a subtle rose scent, its not sticky, and the packaging is so cute!!

Best Lip Balm! - 12-06-2014 by

I have tried countless lip products as i do have extremely dry, cracked lips and this product is the only lip balm that doesn't make them worse than they already are. It has a faint Rose oil scent but its nothing dramatic. I like to lather it on my lips before i go to bed and wake up with silky smooth lips the next day. I also like to put a tiny bit through my hair if it becomes frizzy. Although it may seem a little over priced for a lip balm it is honestly worth it! Overall this is a product that i will continue to buy for a really long time xx

Love the product but a little exxy - 23-09-2013 by

Smith's Rosebud Salve is a beautiful and luxurious product. Love the smell, love the cute vintage tin but I think it's a little expensive. However it is long-lasting so I'll continue to buy it because I suffer from terribly dry and cracking lips all the time, as well as cracked knuckle skin.

Best all round thing in a long time - 21-10-2012 by

I bought this on an impulse for myself and my daughters to try.
It's proving to be the best thing I've done in a long time. Our lips are soft and smooth with a slight gloss.
My cracked and peeling farmers cuticles have turned into normal "real peoples" nails.
I love it
I've tossed everything else out of my bag and just carry my rosebud salve.

Top overall product - 07-10-2012 by

This is a fantastic product and a must in your beauty bag. Great for lips, rough hands and even to highlight cheek bones! I even used it on a sore nose after having a cold. Will be buying this again.

Love it - 20-08-2012 by

I absolutely love this product!
I've been buying it for quite a few years & don't know how I managed without it.
It's great as a lip balm my teenage daughters love it for blemishes
I've used it on my grand daughters nappy rash
I recommend it to everyone from the girl who makes my coffee every morning to the lady at woolies:)

Great multi purpose product - 05-02-2012 by

I love this product. It is great as a lip blam, keeps your lips soft with a nice subtle gloss. It has a very pleasant smell. I have been using this balm on my cuticles and rough patches on my hands and it has helped a lot. Very cute packaging too!

- 15-02-2011 by

I love this product for three reasons: 1. The package is cute and good value for money 2. It is a fantastic all round beauty product i have used it as a lip balm (ofcourse),an eye shadow base, a cheek tint for a dewy glow, a hand cream and on occasion i have used it as an emergency hair styling cream. 3. I was recently a bit of a kluts and burnt my hand on my GHD, i applyed the salve all night and the next day i had no blisters and my hand was soft and fine!!! I love it <3

- 12-10-2010 by

Wow!! so cute. For lip,hand,fingers..I can use it what I need!!! Someone! please let me know what is the best way to apply it as the cheek(^o^)v

- 03-04-2010 by

Such a beautiful product. I lvoe this on lips and any super dry bit like elbows and knees before a fake tan. My hands are prone to a bit of occasional eczema and I found this soo soothing and protecting. Love the packaging too. So cute and easy to have in the handbag. Can definitely see why it such a best seller!! *hearts*

- 23-08-2009 by

I originally fell in love with Rosebud Salve because of the gorgeous, vintage style tin, it's just so cute. This balm is great value for money, the tin is huge and it usually last me around 6 months with daily use. I will often use this in place of lip gloss as it gives a lovely shine and is very moisturising.

- 29-12-2008 by

This is my "holy grail" of lip balms. I purchased a tin over a year ago, and it's still 3/4 full. Excellent value for money. I love the texture, and the subtle scent. The tin is incredibly adorable also. Would definately purchase again!

- 31-10-2008 by

I haven't found this as nourishing or as long lasting as other lip balms - maybe because it contains pertroleum? cute packaging though and smells yummy

- 25-10-2008 by

Great lip balm fells good on not at all sticky. Also works wonders on sore and chapped noses and cuticles. A great staple to have in your beauty bag.

- 19-10-2008 by

This lip balm has a cult following here at Adore Beauty, so I thought it only right that I see what the fuss is all about. I can appreciate that the texture of it is desirable. The taste is unobtrusive, and it leaves a subtle gloss, but I am unconvinced by Rosebud Salve's healing et moisturising abilities. Moreover, I found the tin impossible to get open. Particularly if you are a hand cream nazi like myself, prying the lid off was no mean feat. I started thinking a pocket knife should be sold with it. That said, I am a lip-balm-tube/stick devotee, so am unused to battling with a tub. May the force be with you.

- 26-08-2008 by

No wonder this product has a cult following. Amazing feel on your lips, you can use it as a balm for dry skin, great packaging, I never leave home without!

- 08-08-2008 by

5 stars all the way baby! I find this is just about the only lip balm that fixes chapped lips (and noses), all the others just feel like a thick greasy barrier. I also love the texture, the subtle scent, the colour, the lack of menthol and the big wide tin. It is so nice to be able to apply balm from a tin without digging it with your fingernails! And speaking of fingernails, it is also lovely as a cuticle balm.

- 06-07-2008 by

Beautiful packaging and a gorgeous VERY subtle pink tint and lovely shine on lips. As far as a lip moisturizer goes this does not help treat or prevent dry lips but seems to act as a softening barrier. Other lip balms are better but this packaging is so beautiful I would repurchase anyway!

- 03-07-2008 by

Gorgeous smell and even better packaging. Don't mind the salve itself but not as moisturising as I'd like, more of a barrier.

- 03-07-2008 by

Love this stuff! I always keep this in my bag and apply when my lips are dry. Feels a little like vaseline/paw paw ointment but it smells nicer and doesnt dry out your lips more than they were before applying! Havent tried it on anything else like scars or cuts like the packaging suggests but as a lip balm its great - and lasts forever!

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