Rosebud Perfume Co – Rosebud Salve, Strawberry Lip Balm, Minted Rose Lip Balm and Brambleberry Rose lip balm

 rosebud-logo.jpg The Rosebud Perfume Company was founded by druggist Dr. George F. Smith, in 1895. The business began in a small drugstore across the street from what is now known as the Rosebud Building in Woodsboro, Maryland.

Friends and customers suggested that Dr Smith prepare for them a family salve that could be used for various minor skin irritations. With this as a challenge, Dr. Smith formulated a product known as Smith’s “Balsam of Rosebuds” which was later renamed Smith’s “Rosebud Salve.” The product took off and Dr. Smith decided to advertise his product in country tabloids. Within a few years he had organized one of the most unique mail order businesses in the United States. The success of Rosebud Salve allowed Dr. Smith to sell his drugstore and purchase a hotel, which has served as the home of Rosebud products for over 100 years.


Today G.F. Smith, the Rosebud Perfume Company, and the Rosebud Building have all stood the test of time. Fine Rosebud products are still being sold locally, nationally, and internationally. Rosebud’s success has been selling at reasonable prices quality products that can be used and enjoyed by the whole family.

Rosebud Perfume Company’s flagship product is Smith’s Rosebud Salve, but several other products exist as well. All prroducts are owned and formulated by the Rosebud Perfume Company, and are 100% made in the U.S.A. (The tins are manufactured by Ball Corporation, formerly U.S. Can in Baltimore, MD.) The salve itself is prepared and poured by Case Mason in Joppa, Maryland.

Rosebud Perfume Company’s top selling products include:


Rosebud Salve
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 Rosebud Perfume Company’s flagship product. Since 1895, this world-famous salve has been lauded by fashion magazines, make-up artists, and celebrities as their number one preferred lip balm.

In addition to being a wonderful lip moisturizer, natural-looking lip gloss and lipstick base, it is still a family favorite to aid in the relief of chapped and dry skin, blemishes, diaper rash, and detergent burns.


Rosebud Perfume Company Strawberry Lip Balm
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Rosebud’s Strawberry Lip Balm is a popular product formulated to protect and moisturize the lips, as well as cuticles and elbows from the drying effects of weather.

The aroma of strawberry shortcakes attracts the young and old, alike! This balm was formulated by G.F.Smith’s grandson, Allen R. Smith, Jr., in the early 1970s. This vintage inspired tin follows in the Rosebud tradition of simple, easy to use products and was designed by G.F.Smith’s great-granddaughter, Linda Pruitt Michielli.


Rosebud Perfume Company Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm
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Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm is a super-emollient lip and body balm scented with the delicious aroma of freshly baked berry pie. The balm relieves dry, chapped lips and skin, leaving them soft, smooth, and great-smelling.

Rosebud Perfume Co’s Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm was designed to honor “Miss Vivian,” the President of Rosebud Perfume Co., Inc. The picture on the tin was taken candidly by a professional photographer in Baltimore in 1945.


Rosebud Perfume Company Minted Rose Lip Balm
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Rosebud Perfume Company’s new Minted Rose Lip Balm combines the zesty feeling of peppermint with the soothing qualities of rose oil to nourish dry lips, calm and heal irritated skin and soothe the sting of minor burns.

This lip balm moisturizes and refreshes while giving your lips a wonderful gloss. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness.