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Carmex lip balm was invented in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, literally on the family stovetop. For the next 20 years, Alfred and his wife made Carmex by hand and poured it into the familiar yellow-capped jars.

Eventually production moved out of the Woelbing home and into a rented facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where it remained until the move in 1975 to its current site in Franklin, Wisconsin.

Carma Labs employs about 100 people and is still owned and operated by the family: Alfred's grandsons Eric and Paul Woelbing. The Woelbing stove is now used for cooking things the family can actually eat.

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News

After 75 years as a leader in our industry, we're still making headlines with new products and lip- and skin-care innovations.

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Carmex History

Carmex History

It all started with a great idea and a greater work ethic. It’s a history we’re proud of, and a tradition each of us strives to carry on.

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For Pharmacists

For Pharmacists

Formulas that provide fast, effective relief. Find out why you can confidently recommend Carmex.

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Carmex Cold Sore Treatment

Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment

Hide your cold sore while you treat it.

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Carmex | 75 Years | 750,000 Fans

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75 years, 750,000 fans, one big get-together. We're rallying 750,000 fans on Facebook—and along the way, offering up some fun prizes.

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