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Organic Lip Balms for Dry Winter Lips

by Tiffany in Beauty

I am sure that you are very familiar with the loads of lip balms and chapsticks that frequently appear near grocery check out lines. There are lots of choices in theory but none that are all that healthy for us unless you are at a health food store. The leading brand is full of parabans, petroleum, and chemical dyes and fragrance. Not something we should be rubbing on our lips. Sadly this is the case for most lip balms found in conventional stores.

There is also a market for these products year round. Our lips get chapped, dry, and cracked in the summer from the sun and the same in the winter from the dry air and wind. I know that ever since winter weather made its arrival here in Ohio I have been using lip balm non-stop on myself and on my kids. My hubby is also a big user, as is evident from the all the plastic tubes I find in the wash, after he forgot to take them out of his work pants pockets.

I recently tried four alternative products to the mainstream and all are effective as well as safe and healthy…all from Eco Lips. They came to us just in the nick of time. All Eco Lips products are petroleum free and most are organic or nearly organic and fair trade.

I also read online that Eco Lips has in the past had a recycling program where they take back their lip balm tubes though I could find nothing on the site currently to verify this…I have sent a long a question about that and hope to post the response when I hear back. I really don’t like using metal tins and applying lip balm with my finger so using a plastic tube is preferred, provided you can recycle the tubes.

Update 11/28/12: Eco Lips no longer has a recycling program. Bummer.

Moving on…

My fave is the Eco Lips Restore One World Lip Balm. It comes in three exotic blends and all are fair trade and organic. Restore is Coconut Ginger, Relax is Lavender Lemon, and Renew is Orange Spice (I have this one). I absolutely love the more mature flavors as opposed to the sickly sweet cherry that is so popular among the leading brand. This balm smells good and tastes good. It has become my go-to lip balm and I carry it in my purse. When I run out, I am soooo buying this one again…

Another favorite is the Eco Lips – Eco Tints lip moisturizer in Rose Quartz. I love it! Not only does it work and last a long time it gives my lips just a hint of color. It is more than appropriate to wear to the gym for just a hint of color that doesn’t make me looking like I am trying to glam up and wear makeup to lift weights in. I am not a big lipstick wearer actually because I so unused to wearing any that I feel like a clown when I do. The Eco Tints balm is perfect for me…subdued color. 90% organic.

The Eco Lips Gold Balm is the softest and most luxurious of the bunch. It feels like liquid silk going on your lips. It’s just the finest organic ingredients and no scent for no frills lip protection. No GMOs.

Last up is the Eco Lips Dagoba Chocolate Lip Balm line.  It is an organically tasty treat in three flavors – Lavender, Mint and Roseberry. I have the mint flavor. Yummy! This one is also silky soft and I love the mint and chocolate combo. Who wouldn’t???

The entire line was created by a mom who wanted a better product and started crafting them in her kitchen for her family and friends. The right person got a sample and the rest is history…it is now an ethical and healthy line of lip balms that I am happy to use in my own household.

Interested in trying them out yourself? I am able to give away an Eco Lips Lip Care Kit to one of my readers. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

  • The Dagoba one sounds yummy!  Hope I win. :)

  • Tina

    I hope to win these products! My lips torture me in the winter weather, and I have a hard time finding an organic/cruelty free lip balm that really works. These sound wonderful. Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Teamfubarr

    Amazing how its the Moms taking charge of what they put in and on their families that allow us to move further and further away from the mass produced chemicals that corporations pump into our stores. Thanks for sharing!

  • Fnnkybutt

    My husband is so addicted to lip balm! Every time someone comes to visit us in Peru, they have to bring a new kind of lip balm from the farmer’s market. These are great options. 

  • Tammy Bierwagen

    cool, thanks for the info. i’ve seen this brand before but haven’t ventured to try it yet. maybe i will now.

  • These look great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michelle McCallum

    I love finding new lip balms :)

  • jude

    I love getting updates on lip balms. I go through so many.

  • Daisy14382

    Oh I would love to try the Eco Lips Gold Balm. Sounds amazing.

  • Dani

    oooh, I would love to try these!  I love lip balms, but it’s hard to find good ones that are safe! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Martha

    The Dagoba Lavender is my old favorite,but the one world one sounds equally as awesome.

  • Gee_wis

    Thanks for telling us about these lip balms! I’d love to try them!

  • I have dry lips and I use lip balms regularly. Finding petroleum free lip balm is very difficult. Most of them have harmful chemicals in their ingredients. I think I have found a perfect one. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Sealpup

    I am addicted to natural lip balms!  I would love to try these!

  • Lori D.

    I’ve been using Hurraw! Which I love, but would also like to try new balms! Lori C.

  • Cdowney

    Yes, me too. I’d love to try them. But it’s a big letdown that they don’t recycle anymore. I hate all the empty tubes I leave behind in just one season. And just like you I don’t like tins or applying lip balm with my fingers. But, natural is definitely the way to go!

  • Javasnickers

    These sound wonderful, would love to try! Thanks

  • Heather

    I love Eco Lips.  They make my lips so soft!

  • Buffy

    Thanks for the post & the giveaway. I use Dr. Bronner’s lip balm, but am always looking for a new product, especially a tinted lip balm. 

  • megpom

    Can’t wait to try ecolips!  I always have something on my lips!

  • Joanne

    This is a perfect pout product, as I’m ALWAYS needing and looking for a balm with staying power as well organic natural ingredients.

  • Michelle C

    Love to try new & natural lippies! Thanks for the giveaway!