Teens using Burt's Bees lip balm to get high (or are they)?

Joyce Lupiani

Teens using Burt's Bees lip balm to get high (or are they)?

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 25, 2014

What will young people think of next?

There is a supposedly a new and bizarre way to get buzzed making the rounds. It's called "Beezin" and several stories have popped up in the national media lately about the crazy trend.

Young people are allegedly applying a thin layer of Burt's Bees lip balm to their eyelids. The tingling sensation from the peppermint oil in the lip balm supposedly enhances the feelings of being drunk or high. Some people says that it simply helps them stay alert.

According to an entry for Beezin in the Urban Dictionary, it provides a "freaky yet pleasurable tingling sensation."

However, if true, it can definitely be harmful, according to Dr. Brett Cauthen. He told Oklahoma City's Fox 25 that the peppermint oil is a very strong irritant and can cause inflammation in the eye and swelling.

It's very possible though that it is all a joke. Beezin actually popped up for the first time back in 2010, and then there is the video below, posted in January 2013. It was written and performed by a New Jersey comedian/musician who is known for his parodies, according to Gawker. (Note: Video language is NSFW.)