Natural Lip Balm

Questions to Consider

Before choosing a lip balm, consider the following

The real questions focus on topics like what are its organic certification?

Was it developed under cruelty-free conditions?

Is it vegan, handmade, and American made?

Does it contain chemicals or petroleum products?

Is the packaging recyclable?

And, does it contain ingredients shown to be effective?

Below you'll find the reasons why you should use our natural lip balm, in particular:

Why Should You Use This Lip Balm?

  • Contains mostly organic ingredients that provide soothing and calming relief to your chapped and dry lips.

  • Does not contain beeswax, alcohol, phenol, petrolatum or any other synthetic flavors, colorants or chemicals.

  • Lip Balm that Helps Soothe Dry Cracked Lips

  • 100% pure and natural

  • With organic ingredients

  • No retinyl palmitate or retinol

  • No petroleum based ingredients

  • No gluten, dairy, soy, corn, no GMO

  • Cruelty-free, vegan and vegetarian

  • Free from beeswax or petrochemicals

  • Free from fragrances, dyes or flavoring

  • Free from phthalates, parabens, preservatives

  • Oils are hexane free, cold pressed, non-refined, non-deodorized

Our two offerings are Peppermint and Vitamin E. See below for the ingredient list.

  • Peppermint

    • Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Wild Crafted Candelilla Wax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

  • Vitamin E

    • Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Wild Crafted Candelilla Wax, Organic Shea Butter, Natural Vitamin E (Non-GMO, mixed tocopherols), Organic Fennel Essential Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

 

Benefits of using natural lip balm, in general:

Organic lip balm formulations use strictly natural ingredients such as beeswax, cocoa butter, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, to provide color and promote softness and moisture. Many organic lip balms are also cruelty-free and eco-friendly, and contain fewer ingredients, which better for both your body and the environment.

Organic lip balms, however, contain natural components that often have far less impact on air, water, and soil.

Many organic lip balms also provide deep conditioning and significant health benefits. For example, they frequently include vitamins and antioxidants. This means that not only will your lips feel softer, but they actually improve the health of your lips by providing nourishment. Beeswax, a common ingredient in organic lip balms, also offers numerous benefits. It can actually repair damage caused by sun exposure and act as a barrier to protect your lips from future damage. Plus, beeswax has deep and long-lasting benefits that go beyond just making your lips feel soft and smooth. It is antibacterial, so it helps to prevent the growth of infection-causing bacteria. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants. All of this means that it can protect your lips and promote healthy skin.

1. Promotes fast healing of the skin
“According to various dermatologists, the human skin heals faster when it is moist,” said Tasty Hemp Oil. Therefore, a lip balm is helpful in sealing the cracks that are visible on a chapped mouth. The sealing helps prevent infection and further irritation.

 

2. Protection from the sun’s rays
A hydrated mouth often makes an individual look younger. Currently, lip balms that are available in the market contain SPF that protects the skin against sun damage. Ingredients such as elastin simulators, antioxidants, and collagen are helpful in slowing down the aging process. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are incorporated in most lip balms, and they are useful in acting as sun block. This indicates that they prevent the ultraviolet rays of the sun from hurting the mouth.

 

3. Soothing effects
The thinness of the lips makes them vulnerable to dryness. Some of the materials that are used in the manufacturing process of the lip balm are efficient in the soothing and conserving moisture of the lips. Alcohol that is present in lip balm protects the lips against bacterial attack. The flavorings, sunscreens, colorants and various types of medications provide additional benefits to the user.

Natural fruit and floral extracts are better providers of flavor and color. Extracts from eucalyptus, mint, rosemary or thyme can provide herbal essences.

Organic lip balm products are void of the chemical compounds found in synthetic lip balms so the ingredient blend is able to provide 100% benefit with no detracting aspects. Natural ingredients include beeswax, cocoa butter, Jojoba oil, shea butter and aloe vera. Antioxidants in the form of Vitamin E and C are common, as is olive oil. [1] Cocoa butter provides moisturizing effects and fragrant notes. Aloe vera has had extraordinarily long internal and external applications for a range of therapeutic benefits; as a lip balm ingredient it's essential. Aloe vera penetrates skin to improve hydration and has been shown by multiple studies to help speed recovery of skin wounds. While this has consumer applications, such as with lip balm, these properties of aloe vera may extend further and hold positive potential for promoting natural recovery after surgery. This gives credence to what has long been anecdotally known about aloe vera. The base for all this ties, perhaps, to inquiries performed by The Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology at the University in Belgrade, Serbia, which published research in 2011 noting that gel from aloe is believed to stimulate skin and assist in new cell growth.

 

Organic lip balms are worth trying to solve chapped lips and do not contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the body. These organic lip care essentials are made of common all-natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and aloe vera. On the other hand, if you read the labels of commercial lip balms, you can find chemicals like petroleum jelly, artificial skin softeners, synthetic ingredients and fragrances harmful to the body.

The natural ingredients that make up organic lip balms provide many health benefits. They do not only heal cracked lips but protect them from future damage. Lip balms with beeswax are popular because they do not only moisturize and soften your lips, but also provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can heal, protect and prevent damage on your lips from environmental stressors such as UV light, pollution and extreme temperatures.

Organic lip balms are also environmentally friendly because they are chemical and pesticide free, and the ingredients are biodegradable. Companies that manufacture organic lip balms assert that they do not conduct animal testing for their products and use only natural ingredients.

Protection Against the Sun

Some lip balms also offer sun protection. Zinc oxide is typically added for this and is an ingredient found in many sunscreen products. Zinc oxide is a substance that may have an all new set of considerations, the effect of nano particles. Research on this is still early because nano technology is still relatively recent, however multiple researchers and institutions have called for and begun looking at the effect of nano particles on the human body. The toxicity potential is under question because nano particles have such an almost incomprehensibly small size that they may be able to pass into the body directly through the skin. Some studies have pointed to the potential of post-exposure application of olive oil to neutralize effects of UVB exposure.This effect was concluded in research conducted at the Kobe School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology in 2000. Mice which were exposed to UVB radiation and then received an olive oil topical application. The article went as far as to say, "results suggest that daily topical use of super virgin olive oil after sun bathing may delay and reduce UV-induced skin cancer development in human skin." All these considerations may sound like a lot to consider but the reality is that choosing lip balm can be as easy a process as it should be! Be smart, pay attention to what you're selecting, and be aware. If you have a suggestion or find a brand you like, let us know in the comments!

 

Problems Solved

Lip balm not only soothes dry, chapped lips, but also protects delicate skin from harsh temperatures and environmental factors that irritate the tissue.

Some traditional lip balms contain primarily synthetic ingredients like pesticides, additives petrochemicals and manufactured ingredients for color and fragrance.

Non-organic lip balms sometimes contain ingredients that can harm the environment, either through how they are derived or how they are manufactured. Many of these balms, for example, contain petroleum-based products, which is obtained by drilling into the earth. They may also contain synthetic products that are manufactured and may produce byproducts that can damage the environment.

Synthetic balms may include alcohol, manufactured waxes, petrochemicals, artificial skin softeners, silicon dioxide, and other manufactured chemicals. Avoid products with artificial colors and flavors.

Such products usually end up damaging the natural color, glow and the softness of the lips they are supposed to protect.

Lip balms have few disadvantages. Some of the limitations may arise due to laxity when using or during the manufacturing process. When the lip balms are made using ingredients that are of low quality, they can adversely affect the lips. Instead of moisturizing them, the lip balms can end up making the lips dry.

Some of the famous brands of lip balms have been known to cause addiction. Habitual use of the product can make a person develop an obsession toward the lip balms.

One tip is to watch for fragrances and artificial coloring ingredients noted with numbers, this is a clue the product may not be organic. First and foremost, purity and quality are your most important factors in choosing all health products, lip balm is no exception.

Things Harmful to Lips

Some things are worse for your lips than you’d think. Here’s a list of things you should avoid:

  • Smoking can cause a lack of circulation and wrinkles.

  • No SPF (sun protection factor) can lead to sunburn. A few natural oils that offer sun protection are carrot seed oil, raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and sesame seed oil.

  • Parabens, which are present in most commercial lipsticks, can damage your skin.

  • Fragrance, also in some lipsticks, can dry out your skin.

  • Artificial sweeteners could cause health problems.

  • Camphor and menthol, while natural, are drying ingredients often found in lip care products.

  • Dry air, created when air conditioning is used, can dry out your lips.

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