Everybody that knows me, knows that Lip Balm is an absolute beauty essential for me. I have them stashed all over the place, handbags, coat pockets, you’ll find them scattered in various places all over the house and I even have them in work. I have a drawer full of various brands and flavours but there is one thing that they all have in common.
They’re not only cruelty free and made from natural ingredients but they don’t contain any mineral oils or petroleum derivatives.
When I was younger I used to go through tins, and tins of Vaseline because they were always so cheap. I never really got why my lips still felt dry or cracked and so would keep applying more to them to try and stop them from feeling so dry. It wasn’t until I started looking into other lip balms, to try and find something else that made my lips feel soft that I realised why my lips always felt dry. I can honestly say I’ve not used Vaseline for years. Every time I see someone with a tin of it I will always try and convince them to use something much more natural on the lips. I’ve been using much more natural based lip balms before I even made the switch to greener and cleaner beauty almost 2 years ago.
I’ve tried out a LOT of organic and natural lip balms and I’ve become somewhat addicted to buying them. Below are just five that I’d recommend if you’re looking for a new natural based lip balm to keep your lips smooth and hydrated.
Skin & Tonic London Peppermint Lip Balm (4.3g, £3.50)
British brand Skin & Tonic were introduced to me in 2017 and they have created a fantastic peppermint lip balm that’s 100% natural and 100% organic (Soil Association accredited) for a bargain price, it comes in a really nice oval shaped tube which is really easy to use. It’s made with just four ingredients; Shea Butter, Beeswax, Coconut Oil and Peppermint Oil. This is such a simple and fuss free natural lip balm. If you’re not into peppermint, these also come in 3 other flavours; Naked, Rose and Lemon. I absolutely love these.
Hurraw! Moon Night Lip Balm (4.8g, £4.99)
Hurraw! are one of my favourite lip balm brands. They have such a HUGE range of flavours available and you can pick anything from Coffee to Root Beer. I have to say all the ones I’ve tried so far have tasted and smelled so good! I really love this Moon Night one for use at night, it’s thick and perfect for bedtime and keeps those lips hydrated and soft. They’re made from all natural, raw, organic and fair trade ingredients. This also comes in an oval shaped tube for easy application.
FRUU Skincare Watermelon Lip Balm (4.5g, £3.00)
Fruu are another British brand and another of my favourite lip balm brands. They’re not only really cheap and affordable, they come in those nifty oval tubes that I like so much and they have 2 ranges, fruitilicious and colour balm. I absolutely love the fruitilicious range and have all 10 flavours they have. I’ve not tried the colour balm range yet but I do have one of those in my Lip Balm drawer. These lush products are all made from natural, fresh ingredients. They make them in small batches to keep the products as fresh as possible. I absolutely love these fruity lip balms.
Lucky Cloud Skincare Coconut Lip Balm (10ml, £4.50)
I discovered Lucky Cloud Skincare last year and I have to say I’ve been so impressed with their lip balms I’ve repurchased them a few times, I’ve got all of the flavours these come in too. I absolutely love the little tins they come in they’re so easy to use and they’re a Scottish brand too. All their lip balms are natural, contain botanical extracts and are vegan. All their packaging is recyclable too. You get an awful lot of product for the price and my gosh they smell amazing.
Bloomtown Botanicals Red & Berried Tinted Lip Balm (20g, £4.80)
Bloomtown Botanicals are another fantastic British Brand and they have only 2 lip balms in their product range at the moment and I have both, this one and the Avo Mint one. These are also made from natural products, vegan and are palm oil free. The red and berried has a slight tint to it which gives lips a little hint of colour which I quite like. Again, I quite like the tins as they can be easily popped into a handbag or pocket. The packaging is recyclable and you get loads of product in these bad boys too.