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5 Natural Lip Balms + Recipes to Make Your Own

3 organic balms: 1 Wild Rose Balm (subtle fresh rose), 1 Little Wing Lip Balm (cheerful floral citrus-vanilla), 1 Wild Mint Balm (fresh, sweet & minty). ($20, Phoenix Botanicals)

Choose six (!) tubes from a long list of scents including egg nog, rose candy, earl grey, lemon basil and many others! ($23, Soap)


Our favorite lip balm scent – chai tea! The color of this lip tint is an extra sparkly copper shimmer that looks good on just about anyone. ($3.75, Epically Epic Soap)

All natural Buttercream Lip Balm in a wonderfully creamy blend of sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, natural flavor oil and vitamin E oil. ($5, Babylon Soap Co.)


Pooh would love this homemade lip balm using only Organic Coconut Oil, Beeswax, and Olive Oil. ($9, Forrest Water)


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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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8:25PM PDT on Mar 8, 2015

cool :)

1:36PM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

Would rather spend a dollar and be done with it.

5:00AM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

Thanks! Here's a link to a lip balm recipe from my blog :)

11:45AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

I use olive oil :)

4:08AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Thanks for posting the recipe. Tip: Use a grater to make the beeswax small so it melts more readily. Coconut oil is not necessarily any less sustainable than the almond orchards of California which consume vast quantities of much needed water and are not an indigenous plant to the area - add to that all the fumigation and toxic chemicals dumped on the land - and of course the cost of production of the plastics, etc for the irrigation systems. I bet the odd tree was mowed down to turn California into a farm paradise. We can think about our choices in an analytical way as well.

10:06AM PDT on May 22, 2013

Nice ! Will have to try this out ! :) Thanks for sharing.

7:46PM PDT on May 13, 2013

can you post a pic of how you use the lid as a double boiler?

5:29AM PDT on May 12, 2013

must try these some day.

4:05AM PDT on May 3, 2013


12:10PM PDT on May 1, 2013

They all sound gorgeous, and I'd love to have a go at making some.The only problem with lip balms that taste great is that they make you lick your lips more, so it all becomes a bit of a vicious circle.

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