Old Book

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The story goes that when Old Book died his funeral was attended by hundreds of patients and staff members who became witnesses to the ghostly phenomena that was about to transpire. As workers were attempting to lower what should have been a heavy casket they discovered that it instead felt empty. Suddenly, a crying sound echoed from the Graveyard Elm and everyone in attendance turned and looked, including Dr. Zeller, who later detailed Bookbinder and the surrounding events in his diary. They all claimed to have seen Old Book standing by the tree. They so believed it to be true that Zeller had the casket opened to ensure that Old Book still lay inside. As the lid was opened the crying ceased and Old Book's corpse was found undisturbed in the coffin. Days passed and the tree began to die. Several of the grounds crewmen tried to remove the Graveyard Elm or thecrying tree", as it was also known. None were successful, citing the weeping emanating from the tree. One man even tried to cut it down with an axe, but when striking the side, terrible wailing would sound as if Old Book himself was being chopped.

American Folktale

Old Book was a ghost of a patient at Peoria State Hospital in Illinois. The tinted balm shade is reminiscent of the flowers of Elm Trees, a soft, muted pink.


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 round lip balm tube, approximately 4.5mL of product.
  • Darker shades may cause minor staining.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Josie M.
Pretty colour

Not as moisturising ad I'd like but the colour is beautiful

Wonderful balm for being out in the cold

The formula is quite stiff, definitely not a high slip formula in case that is your preference. But I really enjoy it too for that, and I want to wear it especially for going out on a windy day for example. Since it feels more like a barrier for my lips, and it lasts longer than other balms I have that are more slippery in feel. Old Book as a shade is subtle, it's the one I reach for most because of that. Very much a shade I can see become a reliable favourite. Highly recommend, unless you're expecting and wanting something that has a very slick, slippery balm feel to it.

Margaret R.
Great Indie Brand

Loved all my purchases especially the bronzer. Good custimer setvice.