REVIEW: C. O. BIGELOW Rose Salve

What is this Product? (What it claims)
No 012 Rose Salve Rose Extract 0 .9% 
C.O. Bigelow's famous Rose Salve has been a favorite since the early days, due to its ability to care for lips and beautify skin. Emulsified with extra-soothing rose extract, which helps ease irritation and condition the skin. Made in USA
  • May be used on lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees, chapped or very dry skin patches
  • Developed by Bigelow Chemists
  • Not tested on animals 
  • 0.8 oz / 22 g tin
Directions of Use
Pat on as needed to care for lips or anything that needs a fix. For external use only.

Main Ingredients
Petrolatum, Lanolin Oil, Squalene, Flavor (Aroma), Octyldodecanol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Jojoba Esters, Red 30 Lake (CI73360).

Price:
I purchased this item when I was in the States for $5.50 USD at Bath and Body Works. See Haul here.
It is also available in Canada's Bath and Body works for the same price of $5.50 CAD

Review:
To be very honest, this was actually an accident purchase. I can be forgetful and I forgot the actual product I was looking for. I only remembered that I wanted to try a "rose flavoured lip balm in tin container" obviously influenced by Emily's post here. I read many reviews on both of these products after and noticed that they are always compared to each other. I haven't tried Smith Rosebud's Lip Balm yet so I can't compare =P

First, the packaging annoyed me a lot. It was difficult to open and I find that it's not very hygienic especially because I had to dip my finger in it. I have long nails and the product sometimes gets under my nails (..ew!) So now, I use my knuckles to dip in. I truly wished they make this in a tube. Makes everything better!

In terms of the product itself, the consistency and texture reminds me strongly of vaseline. Not exactly like vaseline but it has the shine like vaseline though. It is great for everyday use and long lasting. It lasted 6 hours without having to reapply constantly however I like to constantly reapply (habit of mine). It is moisturizing and leaves my lips soft and smooth :) Not only does it work for my lips but it works for any dry areas such as cuticles, fingers, knees, elbows, you name it! It is not sticky and helps eliminate crusty, flaky dry spots! I really enjoy multipurpose products =)

I have read reviews that the product also help heel scar tissues and scratches. I haven't seen changes to my scars on my body but it's not a big deal anyways. Overall, I like this product and wouldn't mind repurchasing when I'm finished. It is extremely affordable =)  The only thing that bothers me is the packaging and sadly it has a very very faint smell of rose! I wish it smelled stronger, just my preference.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 3/5 ♥ Tin container, can be hard to open. Not hygienic
Price: 4/5 ♥ When compared to Rosebud, it's a little cheaper. However, I think Vaseline can do the same job.