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The Best Natural & Organic Lip Balms of 2021

WRITTEN BY:  DIANE ELIZABETH K. | PUBLISHED: 05/29/2017 | LAST UPDATED: 12/05/2020

Lip treatments should be an essential part of any skin care routine. The skin on our lips is vastly more delicate than the skin on our face. Our lips have a very thin outer layer, cannot produce melanin (can’t protect against the sun), and have virtually no oil glands to produce moisture. Without proper hydration and care, our lips can easily become dry, chapped, cracked, and irritated (commonly experienced in the winter months).

What Are the Benefits of Using an Organic Lip Balm?

A great organic lip balm can be a fantastic routine treatment to keep your lips moist, soft, and safe from sun damage. Organic lip balms offer the same (if not greater) effectiveness at healing dry lips as their synthetic counterparts without any of the potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, petroleum, alcohol (will dry out lips), propylene glycol, and other potentially cancer-causing agents. Remember, whatever goes on your lips will inevitably end up in your mouth and absorbed through the skin. If you wouldn’t eat it, why put in on your skin? By using reputable organic lip balms, you ensure that you only ingest the highest quality natural and organic vegetable oils, fruit extracts, honey, and herbs.

What to Look for in an Organic Lip Balm

Organic lip balms are crafted with blend of hard waxes, oils that are solid at room temperature, oils that are liquid at room temperature, and extras like essential oils, honey, teas, and vitamins. Hard waxes help to lock in moisture and common hard waxes used in organic lip balms are beeswax and candelilla wax (a vegan alternative). Solid room temperature oils, like coconut oil and shea, give lip balms their distinctive “creamy” texture; whereas, liquid oils penetrate the skin for deeper anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-aging benefits. Extras like honey, essential oils, and herbs add flavor and work to treat specific lip conditions. These natural ingredients are incredibly effective at healing even the most severe dry, chapped, inflamed lips. Some of the most common oils used in organic lip balms are coconut oil, argan oil, avocado oil, sunflower/safflower oil, rosehip oil, jojoba oil, and calendula oil. Calendula oil is particularly great for very dry lips because it softens skin and helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells.

Whether you are looking for an intense lip treatment for dry, chapped, winter-battled lips or a simple moisturizing (and perhaps tasty) everyday lip balm, this big book of bomb balms has got you covered. We scoured the web in an effort to create the ultimate glossary (pun intended) of amazing organic lip balms from reputable brands.  The result? This list of the top delicious certified organic, SPF, tinted, vegan, flavored, and unflavored organic lip balms. Each balm below contains a high quantity of (preferably certified) organic ingredients that are effective at treating and protecting the lips. These balms contain no parabens, nothing artificial, and no genetically modified ingredients.

Don’t forget to check out the Ox Box if you’d like our experts to pick the best organic lip balms for your skin. The Ox Box is a seasonal subscription box filled with the best organic skin care products hand-picked just for you!

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*Moroccan Magic Beauty – Organic Lip Balm Variety Set

Featured in our Winter Holiday 2019 Ox Boxes, these babies are definitely amongst the top 5 organic lip balms that we've tried. Not only are they USDA Certified Organic, they also feature feature irresistible flavors such as Elderberry & Manuka Honey, Rose Oil, Peppermint Eucalyptus, and Lemon Thyme. Let me tell ya, nothing feels better to slather on your lips than that Elderberry & Manuka Honey balm. Not only does it smell great, it's got everything you would want for the cold season.

*Henne Organics – Luxury Organic Lip Balm V2

Once you try this luxury organic lip balm from Henne Organics, you'll understand why Henne is the reigning champion of luxury lip care. This balm glides on like silk. It's incredibly moisturizing without being greasy, slick, or heavy. Also, It provides protection for a good bit of time (we didn't feel the need to constantly reapply) and works great as an overnight lip balm. The cherry on top is the beautiful black tube packaging it comes in. A real treat!

*100% Pure – Certified Organic Lip Balms ($7)

These cute little organic lip balms come in a few really fun flavors such as Mint Mojito, Orange Mint, and Lysine + Herbs. The Lysine & Herbs is one of my favorites because it's packed with cold-busting ingredients like echinacea, bee propolis, tea tree oil, elder flower, and peppermint oil. If you suffer from cold-sores, this is a great natural remedy compared to drugstore options. The cherry flavored lip balm is also a yummy non-tinted option that's made with healing ingredients.

*Eco Lips – Bee Free USDA Organic Lip Balm

Finding an affordable and effective vegan lip balm can sometimes bee a challenge (get it?). This bee free vegan organic lip balms from Eco Lips should help to change that. In fact, Eco Lips is the only USDA Certified Organic vegan lip balm that made our list! Like many other vegan lip balms, this one uses candelilla wax instead of beeswax. It's super pure, super moisturizing, and available in delicious flavors such as superfruit, sweet mint, and lemon-lime.

*Vapour Beauty – Lux Organic Lip Conditioner Balm ($24)

This is not your average organic lip balm. Crafted from a blend of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich USDA Certified Organic ingredients like lemon balm, calendula, and helichrysum flower, this big stick of balm only needs a few swipes for lasting protection. I love that it's naturally lightly flavored with organic fig and plum apricot extract. The scent/flavor is so subtle and sophisticated. Even though this is a luxury lip balm, it comes in a good sized tube for longer use. Be careful who you share this lip balm with, because they just might not give it back!

*Naturopathica – Honey Vanilla Organic Lip Balm

This organic lip balm is packed with organic honey, which is a fantastic ingredient for lip health. Not only does honey draw in moisture from the air to help keep lips hydrated longer, it is also a powerful healing agent for those suffering from chapped lips. Flavored with bourbon vanilla, this lip balm has one unforgettable flavor (makes a great gift for a guy!). Smooth, non-greasy, and effective---this balm has everything you need.

*Juice Beauty – USDA Certified Organic Lip Moisturizer ($15)

This super "juicy" organic lip moisturizer is a balm and gloss in one. While this USDA certified organic gel-like lip treatment does leave a glossy sheen, it's not sticky or greasy looking in the slightest. Instead, it just leaves this pretty gloss that can be worn over lipstick or other lip products. You can even combine this lip moisturizer with Juice's SPF 8 lip balm for a double dose of protection.

*Alteya Organics – USDA Certified Organic Rose Oil Lip Balm

While this USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm comes in a variety of scents (including vanilla, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, and mint), we have to recommend the Bulgarian Rose Oil Organic Lip Balm made with the brand's signature $400/oz organic Bulgarian rose essential oil. If you want a ton of anti-aging power in your lip balm (something to help firm and plump your lips), then look no further than rose oil. Aside from rose oil, these balms are also made with almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, and macadamia nut oil.

*Beauty By Earth – Certified Organic Lip Balm 4 Pack

An affordable USDA Certified Organic set of lip balms featuring some really memorable flavors such as Asian Pear, Acai Berry, Grapefruit Pomegranate, and Green Tea. I'm really glad that they offer these multi-packs because I would have a hard time choosing a favorite flavor. These are lightly sweetened with stevia and you can definitely tell that they are flavored. Other than the addicting taste, these beauties actually keep you lips soft for hours. A surprisingly good Amazon find at a great price.

*Dr Bronners – USDA Organic Lip Balms

If you are anything like me, then you know the pain of losing a fancy lip balm. In fact, I've lost more lip balms than I can count in my lifetime. That's why I love to keep a stockpile of organic lip balms around so that I always have one nearby (or a replacement when I inevitably lose one). These sets form Dr. Bronner's are perfect for just that. They are affordable, certified organic, and made with really simple ingredients that get the job done.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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This Article Was Written By…

Diane Elizabeth K., Founder at SkinCareOx.com

Diane Elizabeth founded Skin Care Ox in 2016 after her personal struggle to find truly clean, natural, and organic products. Leveraging her background in biomedical engineering, scientific research + analytics, and entrepreneurship, she created Skin Care Ox to be an easy-to-use resource to find real clean beauty options. Since then, her articles have been read by over 3 Million people and have helped millions choose cleaner alternatives. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and growing family.

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