There are soooo many lip balms on the market, trust me, I have been doing the research.
There are so many lip balms that it’s potentially providing more confusion than choice. One says natural, one doesn't, one apparently has the endorsement of Snoop Dogg the others cartoon characters from Disney, another is available in a taco flavour and others in banana strawberry fudge ripple nipple flavour. Where should you start?
It's important that you don't get lost and sold on attractive labels and novelty packaging but instead let me help you focus on the ingredients in the lip balm product, what to be aware of, and understanding the topic from a few angles.
Having chapped lips is one of life's most unpleasant experiences. So, whether you're providing daily care to avoid chapped lips, or going through the misery of remedying chapped lips, you need to provide your lips with moisturizing nutrients and an organic lip balm is ideal to do just that.
Lip balm can soothe dry or chapped lips, and also protect the delicate skin of your mouth from harsh temperatures and other factors that could irritate the tissue.
The cosmetic industry generally regulates itself which means you need to be on the ball and do your own research. Please be aware of the toxic ingredients! Synthetic balms may include alcohol, manufactured waxes, petrochemicals, artificial skin softeners, silicon dioxide, and other manufactured chemicals. Avoid products with artificial colours and flavours too.
Organic lip balm provides even greater benefits, because it contains no chemicals, pesticides, additives or synthetic ingredients that could harm your body or the environment. These all-natural lip soothers frequently contain fewer ingredients than other types of lip balm, so it’s easier to understand what you’re putting on your skin. In addition, many organic lip balms are also cruelty-free and eco-friendly, so you’re doing both your body and the planet a service!
Many organic lip balms also provide deep conditioning and significant health benefits. For example, they frequently include vitamins and antioxidants. This means they don’t just make your lips feel softer, they actually improve the health of your lips by providing nourishment. 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.
Like Beeswax, a common ingredient in organic lip balms, offers a plethora of benefits. It not only feels good on your lips, it can actually repair damage caused by sun exposure or simply not caring for your lips. It also acts as a barrier that can protect your lips from damage in the future.
Plus, beeswax has deep and long-lasting benefits that go way beyond just making your lips feel soft and smooth. In fact, it’s antibacterial, so it can help 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.
Hemp / CBD medicated lip balms have anti-inflammatory properties that eases pain, heals acne and eczema flare-ups and soothes blisters. This is the latest lip balms to join the market.
Non-psychoactive are high on benefits; the cannabis plant stimulates your endocannabinoid system to boost your body’s natural healing and homeostasis response (internal stability). CBD has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and calming abilities. The balms soothe the lips and hydrates with a cooling, flavourful salve. Products which are infused with THC can leave you invigorated or relaxed (effects vary). CBD heavy products are more healing.
Then, people who live in areas where copaiba trees grow have long used Copaiba oil-resin for a variety of different purposes. Some of these include as an anti-inflammatory, to promote wound healing, to provide pain relief, to treat a wide variety of infections including bladder infections, gonorrhea, and strep throat. Also used to treat infections from the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, as an aphrodisiac, for contraception and in cosmetic products such as soaps, lotions and shampoos.
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. With my range of lip balms, you know you’re getting only the finest natural ingredients, including organic beeswax and other organic ingredients. Check out my entire product line of lip balms below to find the one that works for you. And if you have a flavour suggestion, why not tweet me and let me know?
Always remember that effective organic lip balms should not only heal chapped lips but also nourish, soften and protect them from future harm. Be safe and take care!
My lip balm ingredients include: Beeswax, Capoiba resin, CBD Oil (1000mg/ml), Camphor oil, Cocoa butter, cocoa powder (for flavouring), infused coconut oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon oil (for flavouring) Vit E oil, Peppermint essential oil and natural flavourings.
Sources: KissMyHoney, Global Healing Center, Healthy options, Healthline, Wikipedia
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