I found this new favorite lip balm last fall while looking for a mint-free, unscented, unflavored, organic balm to keep my sensitive skin happy. The ingredients are organic avocado oil, organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, organic hemp oil, and vitamin E. That’s it! The texture is soft, but it still lasts very well on my lips. I can apply the balm before going to bed and it’s still there in the morning, and it lasts well during the day too (I re-apply after eating, as needed). My lips stay moisturized and my skin has no irritation.
The formula would be simple enough to make yourself at home, if you have the time for a DIY project. I’ve made lip balm before, but the formula that I have used makes a stiffer balm; next time, I’ll cut back on the beeswax and shoot for something closer to this texture. I’ll write a DIY blog post if it turns out well.
Meantime, I’ve used this Dr. Bronner’s balm all winter and it has done a great job. It costs $2.99 per 0.15 oz tube on the Dr. Bronner site, which is a little pricier than a drugstore balm like Blistex but less than a high-end product. The tube lasts a long time, my lips are happy, and I like knowing that the product is organic. I love the unflavored Naked option, but it also comes in lemon lime, orange ginger, and peppermint. It has no sunscreen, so it’s not the best choice for a day in the sun, but it’s been perfect for days/nights around the house. I’m sure there are some similar artisan organic lip balms, which I’ll have to explore in the future (let me know if you have a favorite!).
Inland Fog (which I believe is based in California) used to make these fantastic Tangerine lip balms with tangerine essential oils that were extraordinarily inexpensive. I also really like the Hurraw Organic Lip balms as they come in interesting flavors like Cardamon, Rose & Almond and Vanilla & Chamomile.
Oh, thanks! Those sound good! Looks like the Hurraw comes in lots of options, spf or not, plain or not. The coconut one sounds good too. 🙂
This has a bit of a cult following on etsy, Laurie. I ended up getting one despite never having spent that much on a lip balm before. It smells and feels wonderful on , I must admit!
Thanks, Ana! Chocolate and rose sounds yummy! 🙂
I’ve looked at Inland Fog’s website and they have some very interesting products. Will be checking some out! Thanks for the info!
This “past” winter I used Cerave Healing Ointment. It comes in a 0.35 oz tube. I put it on whenever I had to go outside and run errands (which is often) and it really helped to keep my lips from becoming chapped. However, will be trying Dr. Bronner’s lip balm you have mentioned. I discovered it is sold at Target and is reasonably priced.
Great to hear that Target has it! I use Cerave PM lotion; will check their ointment, thanks. 🙂