Dry Chapped Lips?
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Natural lip balm should be a protecting, moisturizing, healing and soothing treat for your lips. Today's lip balms with wonderful, healing, natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, vegetable oil, wheat germ oil, vitamins, essential oils and other natural ingredients will have our lips feeling better in no time.

Petroleum, a common addition to many lip balms, is not needed or used in natural lip balm. It tends to sit on top of the lips and while it may provide temporary relief, it can make your lips feel drier. We then apply more lip balm because our lips feel dry and on and on. Doesn't make much sense does it?

Petroleum seems to be a relatively low risk ingredient but the fact that it is a product of oil drilling, a non renewable resource, is enough to convince me not to use lip balms that contain it. Beeswax and shea butter have been found to provide a better alternative. They help the skin absorb and retain moisture better.

Lip balm has only been around about 100 years. It started out as something that was made at home for personal use. It was made in small batches to prevent spoiling because it was made with only natural ingredients.

When cosmetics became commercialized in the late 1800's early 1900's, synthetic ingredients were added to most cosmetics including lip balm and one of the big reasons was to give them a longer shelf life. Now of course we are beginning to question the safety of many chemicals that have found their way into our skin care products. For more info on this make sure to read non toxic skincare.

Lip Balm Today

Today's natural lip balm can be tinted or scented, contain sunscreens, antioxidants or essential oils. A brand that I like contains peppermint oil which gives the lips a tingly feeling. I even found one that includes green tea extract for an added nutritional boost.

At first I thought this was crazy but it might make some sense since our skin absorbs about 60 percent of whatever we put on it and it has been estimated that we consume at least 4 lbs of lip products in a lifetime. It has a good chance of getting into our bodies so doesn't it make sense to use a lip balm with natural ingredients.

Where to Shop

Keeping your lips soft and moist with natural ingredients and no chemicals is easier than ever just check out the choices below:

  • My favorite lip balm here is Beeswax Lip Balm. It's a very effective moisturizing lip balm with a pleasant little peppermint tingle. Several new varieties available including one with sunscreen or moisturizing ingredients like honey or antioxidant protection of pomegranate. Look for Burt's Bees online or now it can be easily found in many local stores.

  • This company carries a nice selection of natural lip balm with one that promises to give you a little jolt of energy from an infusion of green tea, caffeine and B12 as it moisturizes your lips. If it works it should prove just how well something applied to your skin is absorbed. Many of their lip balms and lip tints contain a high percentage of certified organic ingredients. Hemp and vegan varieties along with lip balm with sunscreen all available from Eco Lips

  • Fun selections of at least 400 varieties of natural lip balm, something in practically any flavor you can think of or to match any mood. Uh oh, did I see chocolate mint, kahlua and cream and strawberry shortcake. But I'm really wondering about cat pee and dog poo. Sounds like something a little boy would like. Great ingredients which are mainly: Beeswax, cocoa butter, castor oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, essential and/or flavor oil. Check out My Lip Stuff.

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