I don’t know about you, but now that it’s colder my skin has become dryer, and what always bothers me the most is having dry lips. I am a lip balm junkie, I have one in my car, almost every room of the house, and probably like 3 in my purse. So when I started switching my beauty products over to clean beauty products, lip balm was at the top of my list to look into. Of course, most lip balms are packed with chemicals that can affect everything from your skin to your endocrine and thyroid system. And the products you put on your lips are unavoidably digested. Not only that, but the skin in and around your mouth soaks everything up more than almost anywhere else on your body. I also found that anything petroleum based actually DRIES out your lips! Which causes you reapply more product then repurchase more. So what can you use instead you ask? I’ll tell you!
Rachel’s Plan Bee Lip Balm – A beeswax based lip balm with shea butter, organic apricot kernel, and coconut oil will leave your lips feeling so hydrated. Keep one by your bed and put it on at night and your lips will be so soft in the morning. Rachel originally started her line for her special needs son out of her kitchen with just one lotion bar. And now she has a nicely curated, all natural selection of products to moisturize your body.
Portland Bee Balm – Made by a couple in Portland, OR who bee keep in their own backyard! Along with just a few other carefully sourced organic and local ingredients. Also very moisturizing for the lips. Perfect for keeping in your bag to have on hand for these cold months. My favorite is the mint balm.
Hurraw! – All natural, vegan, made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. They say it took them several years to formulate because their criteria was a balm that was super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting. And I haven’t tried them all, but the ones I have tried are all that and more. It’s hard for me to even pick a favorite flavor but I guess if I had to, I would pick papaya pineapple. It smells so good I could eat it.