Literary Lip Balms

The Old Man and The Shea Lotion Bar (clearance)

€10 €13

A moisturising lotion bar with a refreshing, oceanic scent.

The Old Man and The Shea is a play on Ernest Hemingway's timeless classic. Escape the everyday with the crisp ocean scent of sharp eucalyptus and subtle floral notes of ylang-ylang, bergamot and lavender.

  • Contains organic shea, cocoa and mango butter
  • Travel-friendly aluminium container
  • Suitable for all skin types

To use, rub the lotion bar between your hands to gently melt it. Apply on hands, legs, or any other dry part of your skin. Because the bar contains no water, it will last longer than normal liquid lotion. Comes in a practical aluminium tin that's handy for travel, gym, or your office desk.

All Literary Lip Balms products are handmade in small batches and packaged by hand. There may be slight variations in colour and sizing between the same products. 

45g / 1.6 oz  |  Use Before Date: 6 MONTHS


Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Wheat Germ Oil (Vitamin E), Essential Oils.

*Certified organic ingredients.

Refer to Our Ingredients for a comprehensive list of ingredient properties. 

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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
Isabel Lozano
The Old Man and The Shea Lotion Bar

I love this lotion bar! It's really easy to use and the scent is just perfect - it's not overwhelming. I've tried other lotion bars but this one is just perfect. Thanks Vy for your lovely products :)

Claire Peet

Such a gorgeous scent & makes my hands beautifully soft without feeling greasy.
Will definitely buy again!!

Elizabeth Nichols

Products really lush, order received with no problems at all, will use again.


First of all, can we all just take a moment to celebrate with all the (eco-friendly) confetti and tasty desserts over how FREAKING INCREDIBLE The Old Man and The Shea smells? Seriously, it makes my Earl Grey loving heart sing. I'd lick myself, I smell so good, if it wouldn't be considered crazy of me to be randomly licking myself.
The lotion bar itself is divine. It takes a little bit to warm up but that's a lovely reminder to sit still and breathe while I wait the 10 or so seconds for it to melt enough to rub in. The scent becomes softer upon application but it lingers for hours. My skin feels smoother and hydrated all day without that icky feeling I get when I bathe or sweat while wearing regular lotion - all slimy and sticky. Plus, this bar form ensures that I put on the right amount, not too much or too little.
I will be hoarding these (and using them all the dang time!) in the future. You have been warned, Vy.

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