Tips and tricks for natural body care
Dry lips deserve soft, soothing moisture from a lip balm that lasts. Unfortunately, many lip balms on the market are made with parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum-based ingredients that dry lips out, forcing us to reapply (and continually ingest) a concoction of chemicals. Treat your lips with the love they deserve! These five lip balms, all tested by Natural Home & Garden editors, feature only natural ingredients like beeswax, shea and cocoa butters, and a variety of moisturizing oils for lips that are soft, supple and kissable. Check out our five favorite natural lip balms.
This USDA-certified organic lip balm is made with beeswax, olive oil, aloe, seabuckthorn and rosehip extracts to moisturize and protect. Pure essential oils lend scent to six flavors: Tangerine Breeze, Highland Mint, Ginger & Lemon, Lavender & Orange, Vanilla Madagascar and Pink Grapefruit. (Unscented is also available). Smooth and creamy, Badger’s balms are the perfect model of a classic lip balm.
Cost: $3 for a 0.15-ounce tube
This supersmooth lip balm is unlike any you’ve ever tried. Each balm is handmixed and individually poured into a recyclable, oval tube designed to not slip out of your jean pockets. A combination of almond, coconut, jojoba, olive and castor oils make Hurraw! balms incredibly smooth and creamy—not to mention protective. The company’s social responsibility will also set your mind at ease: Hurraw is made in the U.S. using raw, vegan and fair trade ingredients. Hurraw’s wealth of fun flavor combinations, adorable packaging and smooth ‘n creamy application make them a sure-fire favorite.
Price: $3.79 for a 0.15-ounce tube
USDA-certified organic Yes to Carrots Lip Butters will leave your lips soft and smooth thanks to their mix of beeswax, shea butter and oils of coconut, jojoba and sunflower. They’re free of parabens, phthalates and petroleum products and very easy to find. Just check local major retailers like Walgreens, Target, CVS or Kroger!
Price: $3.69 for 0.15-ounce tube
Organic oils of sunflower seed, hemp seed and jojoba, along with organic beeswax and shea butter, provide a rich, moisturizing base that absorbs well and doesn’t leave lips feeling sticky. Although most of the Natural Home & Garden staff is particular to the soothing Italian Red Mandarin with Rose, the Egyptian Fennel Grapefruit & Sweet Orange and Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom are also great options. The extra large tube ensures full coverage (and is harder to lose at the bottom of your purse!). Although the cost is a bit steep, we assure you, it’s worth it.
Price: $12 for a .25-ounce tube
We asked, and you answered: the majority of you say that Burt’s Bees is your favorite lip balm—and for good reason! Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is the classic go-to lip balm, made with just beeswax, vitamin E and peppermint oil. And because it’s so popular, this classic lip balm is easy to find at almost all major retailers.
Price: $3 for a 0.15-ounce tube