If there is one area where there are numerous, fantastic and affordable natural products, it is definitely the lip balm area.
Most of us at some point or another, whether a dry hot or cold day will feel like we could use some lip balm. Whether child, teen, man or woman – it is a product that is often used by many.
With this in mind however, many simply walk into their local pharmacy and pick the average, chemical based product available. Whether Lypsyl, ChapStick, Nivea, Softlips, or Blistex, etc., these normally have no deeper consideration for the greater good and use petroleum products, unsafe chemicals and animal products indiscriminately. With a product that will mostly be ingested, safety should be the primary factor when picking a lip balm.
Over the past 2 years, I have been finding or being introduced to fantastic natural lip balms. The latest of these is an all natural lip balm from Made From Earth.
Made From Earth is a company that is dedicated to providing “organic, holistic, and healthy” products. All of their products are “cruelty free and vegan”. They have also signed on with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, taken the Truth in Labeling Pledge, and are USDA approved. Read more about Made From Earth here.
Made From Earth offers 5 varieties of lip balms: Blueberry, Citrus Fresh, Mocha, Spearmint and the one I had the pleasure of trying Vanilla.
The lip balm is made up of fantastic, natural ingredients, and nourishes/moisturizes the lips exceptionally well. What will also make this a big hit with many is the incredibly delicious scent/taste. It is like having honey infused, vanilla every time I bring this product close to my lips.
Most importantly it feels good to know that I am not ingesting any unnecessary chemicals when I put this product on. Naturally as this is an all natural and healthy product, it does not contain harmful SPF ingredients, which should never be ingested.
The only possible drawback of this product for strict vegans, may be the fact that it does use beeswax, which many strict vegans will avoid. So even though it is labelled cruelty free and vegan, there is use of beeswax.
The product is suitable for children and adults. It can make a great gift, or your own personal care product. I definitely loved it and feel comfortable with these ingredients, adding this to my list of favorite natural lip balms!
- Organic Sunflower Oil
- Organic Beeswax
- Organic Jojoba Oil
- Organic Vanilla Flavor
- Vitamin E
- Rosemary Extract
- Organic Calendula
The balms come in a typical plastic tube, that is fully recyclable when product is all finished. The size is also of standard lip balm – 0.15oz/4.25g.
Price (as of this posting)
- $3.99 US directly from Made From Earth (free shipping with $75 order)
- Made From Earth web site
- Possibly some natural health food stores in the US
- Excellent moisturizing/nourishing properties
- Offers excellent protection against the elements
- Uses organic ingredients
- Antioxidant rich
- Chemical free
- No artificial colors
- No artificial flavors
- No artificial preservatives
- No SPF ingredients
- Made with natural and safe ingredients
- Naturally moisturizing
- Cruelty free (not tested on animals)
- Suitable for all skin types
- Vegetarian Friendly (does not use animal products)
- Fair Price
- Not widely/easily available
- Nothing else that I know of at this point