Literary Lip Balms

Lime and Punishment Eco Lip Balm


An energising blend of tart lime and earthy spice.

The story: Like Dostoyevsky's masterpiece on the good and evil of human nature, this scent offers hidden layers that makes it more intriguing than your regular lip balm. The bold note of lime is grounded with just a hint of black pepper and sweet basil.

The product: A moisturising lip balm made with pure essential oils and organic green tea, full of antioxidants and skin-conditioning properties. 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

  • Timeless classics
  • Free-spirited unisex fragrances
  • Fresh citrus and basil

Vegan. Plastic-free. No artificial flavours.

14ml  |  Recommended Use Before: 12 MONTHS 

Common name:

Apricot Kernel Oil*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Candelilla Wax, Cocoa Butter*, Castor Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Basil Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Black Pepper Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Matcha Leaf Powder*


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, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Matcha) Leaf*

*Certified organic ingredients

Naturally occurring in essential oils: Citral, Limonene, Linalool

Shipping Cost

Free shipping for orders over €65 (Ireland) and €100 (international).

For other orders, 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.

Shipping Times

It currently takes us 3-5 business days to get your order ready for shipping.

UK's Royal Mail is currently experiencing disruptions due to strikes and packages are frequently delayed. Click here for more information.

We cannot track packages sent with Standard Post. 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. We recommend upgrading to Priority/tracked shipping if you are in the UK or outside of Europe, or if you are ordering ahead of the holidays.

Service Ireland United Kingdom Rest of Europe Rest of the world
Standard 2-3 business days 12-18 business days 3-4 weeks 4-6 weeks

Priority (tracked)*

2-3 business days 10-15 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks


*You can upgrade to to tracked shipping during checkout for an extra fee.

Customs & Duties outside EU

Since Literary Lip Balms is not currently required to be VAT-registered, we do not charge VAT on goods. However, you may still be charged additional duties or taxes on delivery if the value of your order is over a certain amount (£135 in UK). Please understand that we have no control over this; we are required by law to put the correct value on your package for customs. 

If you are uncertain of the amount that you could be assessed, you might want 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 48 hrs.


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 4 reviews
TJ Lubrano
Pretty sure I've found one of my forever lipbalm brands ❤

I'm seriously not exaggerating with my title for this review. This lip balm is so wonderful and nourishing. I had no idea what to expect as I've tried my fair share of lip balms and I was always a tad disappointed or I just forgot to use it aka I found it after a cleaning session and it went straight into the bin. With this balm, I'm looking forward to put it on and it's such a lovely addition to my skin care. The scent is indeed intriguing and such a beautiful blend of spicy citrusy notes. I'm honestly already pondering what balm to get next as it will be a sad day when I run out of this one, haha. I can't thank you enough for putting such delightful magic into your product, Vy! <3

Chloé (Chloeinbooksland)
Spicy fresh!

I'm pleasantly surprised! The lime scent is what you can smell and taste first then comes the pepper. It's spicy fresh. I really like it. Also the green color is so cute with the packaging!

Robin Degan
Pleasantly Surprised

I have to say, this balm blew me away. The smell and feel when applying it, is absolutely wonderful. This is definitely one of my new favorites.

A new favourite!

This is 100% a new favourite for me that I will be repeat buying! The lime and pepper combo is so fresh, and is particularly nice in the morning as it makes me feel more alert. The label and subtle green balm colour is also super cute.

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