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For the past few years I’ve tried countless brands of natural lip balm, in hopes that I would find something that would keep my lips from cracking and drying out. After finding nothing that worked well for me, I even tried applying straight coconut oil, but the moisturizing effects didn’t last more than an hour or two, so that wasn’t a good solution either. I had to continually go back to using the Chapstick brand, because it was the only thing I had found that would actually keep my lips from peeling and cracking every day.
I wasn’t happy with this solution since the ingredients in ChapStick are not safe or healthy. Ingredients for strawberry ChapStick: Arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, menthol, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, Propylparaben, red 6 lake, saccharin, white wax. Deliciously unpronouncable, huh?
Thanks to the recommendation of a fellow health advocate, Janny Organically, I found Wedderspoon’s Manuka Honey Lip Balm. I was skeptical that it would be any different than the other natural brands I had tried, but held out a little hope that maybe the Manuka Honey would be the magical ingredient I had been missing, since it’s been shown to be effective for so many other things. As it turns out, it actually works well and my lips feel are loving feeling moisturized and smooth each day! I’ve been using this lip balm over the past few weeks and am thrilled to share this product with you for Week 30 of my Trying New Things Challenge. I love the peppermint flavor and safe ingredients. Wedderspoon Peppermint Manuka Honey Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, organic manuka beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, organic manuka honey, organic rosemary extract, Vitamin E, and organic pepppermint essential oil. Lip care was one of my last holdouts in my effort to switch to all non-toxic personal care products, so I am so glad I’ve found a safe and effective alternative to soothe my lips. If you’d like to check out my full list of safe and non-toxic personal care recommendations, head over to my Amazon Storefront!
What are your favorite non-toxic lip products? Please share any that have worked well for you!
Until next time, thanks for reading.