(PCM) While this latest internet rumor about substances teens will use to get high may end up getting debunked, the latest word is that teens are using Burt’s Bees lip balm on their eyelids to supposedly intensify a high.
Teens have nicknamed the newest trend “Beezin” and it is reportedly that the tingly feeling after placing the lip balm on their eye lids caused the users to feel good while they are drunk or high. We think it is a perfectly good waste of lip balm!
Some teens are claiming that it adds a little bit of extra something to their intoxication while others claim that it causes them to feel more alert. It is the peppermint oil that is an ingredient in the Burt’s Bees lip balm that creates the sensation.
While Burt’s Bees lip balm is an all natural product, the use of the product for reasons other than it was intended does pose some health concerns. The peppermint oil can act as a strong irritant especially when used around the eyes. It could lead to symptoms that mimic pink eye with eye redness and swelling possible.
What also causes some concern is that the trend is now buzzing on social media, which can act as a warning for parents and adults, but can also help popularize the trend among teens. When teens see ‘Beezin’ mentioned on Twitter or Facebook, they become curious and may want to experiment.
One teen wanna-be rap artist even made a ridiculous song about it…check it out below: (Warning..it kind of made me want to claw my eardrums out)