Literary Lip Balms

The Picture of Dorian Bay Eco Lip Balm


A deceptively light-hearted blend of rose and bergamot with a hint of bay

The story: An exquisite scent inspired by Oscar Wilde's dark and fantastical tale about a man obsessed with his own beauty. An alluring scent of rose geranium and citrus with just a hint of enigmatic spice in its depth.

The product: A moisturising lip balm made with pure essential oils and beetroot extract. Note that the balm appears transparent when applied and will not stain the lips. 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
  • Flawed and compelling characters
  • Sweet and long-lasting florals

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, Beetroot Extract, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, West Indian Bay Essential Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil.


Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Beta Vulgaris Root (Beetroot) Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Pimenta Racemosa (Bay) Leaf/Fruit Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil.

*Certified organic ingredients

Naturally occurring in essential oils: Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Closed for the holidays! Orders placed after December 20 2023 will ship in the first week of January.

We ship worldwide from Northern Ireland directly to your mailbox.

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.

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 8 reviews
Holly Janes
Amazing lip balm

I am a bit obsessive when it comes to lip balms. After 19 years I think I can finally say I’ve found my all time favourite! Literary Lip Balms are the only brand of lip balm that keeps my lips moisturised for hours and hours without needing to re-apply. I was a little bit disappointed to discover that the original shade of ”The Picture of Dorian Bay” is no longer being produced, as I loved the subtle pink tint that it left on my lips. Despite this I would 100% recommend this brand to anyone who is searching for the “one”.

amazing lip balm!

Bought this at a Christmas market and have absolutely fallen in love with it!! It's so moisturising and the scent is amazing, the eco friendly packaging is also a huge plus

Robin Degan

Rose is one of my favorite scents, ever, and this did not disappoint! It it such a lovely scent, and makes my lips feel incredible. I say this about all of the lip balms, but this one is definitely a favorite of mine.

Love the play on words !

The tubes are eco friendly and compostable ! That's amazing. I'm having great difficulty picking my fave lip balms, but when it comes to names this one wins for sure ;)

Leilani Aylward

This lip balm is so nourishing! I hate lip balms that I have to reapply every hour, but this can last around 6 hours for me personally. The scent is lovely, quite strong, but I prefer that. It cheers me up to smell such a lovely scent. I have recommended to my friends, and will repurchase!

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