Carmex was founded in Alfred Woelbing in the early 1930s in Wisconsin. Carma Laboratories Inc. moved near Milwaukee in 1957 to increase production. Carma Labs began producing the product in squeezable tubes in 1988. In the United States, the active ingredients of Carmex lip balm are camphor (1.7%), menthol (0.7%), salicylic acid, and phenol (0.4%).* It is available in drugstores and large retail stores worldwide.