Simply Beautiful Lips

If you are a lip balm addict, have you ever wondered why your lips are always chapped? The answer might lip in the very product you continuously apply for relief! Unfortunately, many of the chemicals used in lip products including petroleum and mineral oil actually have a dehydrating effect. And considering how many times a day you lick your lips or eat your lip balm with your lunch, do you really want to be swallowing chemicals?

Choosing a natural product, however, involves a little research. Some products claim to include healing vitamin E, but beware: some vitamin Es are created in a laboratory. For natural vitamin E, choose products containing d-alpha-tocopherol. Synthetic forms are listed as dl-alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E acetate, tocopherols or simply as Vitamin E. Another consideration for your lip balm is the source of any bee product it contains. Be aware that conventional bee farming sprays antibiotics, insecticides and heavy chemicals into hives, which are absorbed into honey and honey comb. On the other hand, organic bee products contain no pesticides, no herbicides, no insecticides, and no fungicides. Contact the manufacturer of the product to determine whether the farm uses organic methods of pest and disease control.

You’ll likely notice that organic lip balms cost more than the brand you may pick up at the drugstore, but remember that you get what you pay for: the organic lip balms will improve the health of your lips—and the savings will come because you won’t have to reapply it constantly!