Carmex is a brand of lip balm produced by Carma Laboratories, Inc. It is sold in carmex cherry, sticks, and squeezable containers.
Wisconsin in the early 1930s when Alfred Woelbing began experimenting with creating his own line of lip balm and other cosmetic products. After experimenting with his products, Woelbing created Carmex on his family’s stove top. He began by selling the product from the trunk of his car. After doing business like this, Woelbing discontinued making sales calls in 1972 which had mostly been in Wisconsin, Illinois and parts of Indiana. Woelbing’s son Don joined the business in 1973 and introduced assembly lines to Carma Labs.
Carma Labs began producing the product in squeezable tubes in 1988. The company continued further expansion under the management of Alfred’s son Don and grandsons Paul and Eric. In fact, aspirin’s mechanism of action as an NSAID results from it being metabolized into salicylic acid. Carmex generally comes in a jar, tube or stick. The product is sold in a variety of flavors such as strawberry and cherry. ECONOMIC PROFILE: City of Franklin, WI.