Minnie Quay

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But Minnie Quay is not at rest,
Or so the people say.
Her ghost still walks the lonely shore.
Some see her to this day.

The Ballad of Minnie Quay, American Folk Song, ca. 1890

Minnie Quay is named for the American Folk tale of Minnie Quay. This story originates in Forester Township, Eastern Michigan. According to legend, Minnie had fallen in love with a sailor on the Great Lakes, but her parents refused to approve of their love. One trip, the sailor's ship sunk in Lake Michigan - and Minnie's parents had not allowed her to say goodbye to her beloved sailor before he left. When word came back that his ship had sunk, Minnie walked into Forester, onto the Pier and jumped to her death in Lake Huron. It is said that her ghost roams the beaches of Forester, waiting for her sailor to return. The tinted balm shade recalls the deep Great Lakes waters that both Minnie and her lover fell victim to, a deep, midnight blue.

Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Butter, Wheatgerm Oil, Jojoba Wax, Peach Kernel Oil, Olive Wax, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Mica, Vitamin E, Flavour.

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarine, Iron Oxides, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 21, Red 27, Red 40

  • This colour is vegan.
  • Comes as an oval lip balm tube, approximately 4.5g of product.
  • Darker shades may cause minor staining.