Some teenagers are using lip balm as a cheap way to get a "buzz," according to a report from KOKH.
According to the report, some teenagers are applying Burt's Bees lip balm to their eye lids, producing a burning effect that some teenagers describe as a "high." Natural ingredients and peppermint oil in the lip balm cause a burning sensation.
While some teenagers describe the sensation as a "high," it seems another accurate description of the sensation would be "pain."
Dr. Brett Cauthen told KOKH the peppermint oil is being applied to one of the most sensitive parts of the body, so it could cause pink eye-like symptoms.
Dr. Cauthen said using any product other than what it's intended for can be risky.
Read more: KOKH