Literary Lip Balms

Murder on the Orange Express Eco Lip Balm


A seductive meeting of alluring florals and sweet citrus.

The story: The mysterious Orient Express has influenced many writers, notably Agatha Christie and Ian Fleming. This scent hints at intrigue and opulence with its exquisite combination of mandarin, rose geranium and ylang-ylang.

    The product: A moisturising lip balm made with pure essential oils and annatto seed extract. The tube is made from recycled cardboard and plant glue, and is 100% compostable. To use, gently push on the bottom to bring out the content.

    Try this if you love

    • Film noir, spy novels and mystery books
    • Clever and dangerous heroines
    • Sweet and long-lasting florals

    14ml  |  Recommended Use Before: 12 MONTHS

    Common name:

    Apricot Kernel Oil*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Candelilla Wax, Cocoa Butter*, Castor Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Annatto Seed Extract, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil


    Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Bixa Orellana Pulp (Annatto Seed) Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil

    *Certified organic ingredients

    Naturally occurring in essential oils: Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

    We ship worldwide from our warehouse in Northern Ireland directly to you.

    If you live in Ireland, the UK or an EU country, you will not be charged any custom duties or extra VAT. US customers are also exempt as long as your order is below 800 USD.

    Shipping Cost

    Ireland & UK: Flat shipping rate of €6.00, with free shipping for orders over €70.

    Other countries: Shipping will be calculated based on weight. Use the shipping calculator in your cart (scroll down until you see it) for an estimate. We offer combined shipping, which means you save on postage when you order multiple products. Free shipping available to Europe and select countries on orders over €100.

    Shipping Times

    It currently takes 2-4 business days to get your order ready for shipping.

    All packages will be sent with tracking. If it gets delayed we are unable to file it as lost until 30 days have passed. Please make sure you are aware of the shipping times before you order.

    Service Ireland United Kingdom Rest of Europe Rest of the world
    Standard 2-3 business days 3-5 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks


    1-2 business days 2-4 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks


    Customs & Duties outside EU

    Customers outside Ireland, UK and the EU may be charged additional duties or taxes on delivery depending on the country. Please understand that we have no control over this; we are required by law to put the correct value on your package for customs. 

    US customers will not be charged any extra fees as long as your order is below 800 USD.

    If you are uncertain of the amount that you could be assessed, we recommend you to check on it and cancel the order if you think this could be a problem. 

    Need help?

    If you have any questions before or after you place an order, contact and we will respond within 1-2 business days.


    If you have an allergy to any of the listed ingredients, please refrain from using. Our products may contain sweet almond oil and should not be used if you are allergic to nuts. Please note that all products are manufactured in the same facilities. If you are unsure, please contact us.

    Sensitive skin

    Some people might find essential oils irritating. Please try a patch test before use; if irritation occurs, discontinue using. 

    We offer products free of essential oils, so check the ingredient list or contact us if you are looking for unscented products.


    In the case of pregnancy or medical issues, you should always consult your local physician before using our products.

    We do not make any claims about the health benefits of our products. Any such information is based solely on the research conducted, product testing, and customer testimonials. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.

    Literary Lip Balms will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Ms Emma Wall

    Murder on the Orange Express Eco Lip Balm

    Tastes sweet !

    Anything orange is my immediate to buy and I new I was going to adore this one before I had it in my hands. IT'S A YES FROM ME :)

    Smells so good

    I love this scent, I bought the soap bar first and then this lip balm. Really moisturising as well, so good for my dry lips.

    Sandra Dunlea

    Beautiful gifts

    Sophie Hutchings
    Amazing scent, unique & beautiful

    After loving my Moby Dickens lip balm so much I thought I would give this a try as I am a huge fan of rose geranium, mandarin and patchouli.

    This is a beautiful lip balm, thick texture that stays on for ages, the scent is so calming & uplifting. I love putting mine on before bed as well as carrying it around in my bag. The colour is super pretty, I love the packaging and how eco friendly it is. I am a huge fan of the formula as well. I will 100% be buying a new one soon as mine is being used a lot!

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