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!).