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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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*True Botanicals – Moisture Lock Lip Balm ($28)

A heavy duty lip balm! Out of all of the other organic lip balms we've tested, no other balm contained hyaluronic acid except this Moisture Lock Balm from True Botanicals. This balm is vegan (uses candelilla wax), feels super silky, goes on sheer, and made with a truly unique blend of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000x it's weight in water (no wonder this balm is called moisture lock) and antioxidants work to plump and firm the delicate lip area.

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*Hurraw – Flavored & Unflavored Organic Lip Balms

Remember those old school flavored lip balms (Dr. Pepper anyone?). Well, these are like those, but totally organic and all natural. These balms offer a beautiful hint of tint and a tasty (yet subtle) pop of flavor (also available in unflavored versions). This is the kind of balm you'll apply over and over again--not because you'll need to, but because you'll want to! They are silky smooth with lovely scents. Some of our favorite flavors are Black Cherry, Coconut, Grapefruit, Echium Rasperry (a darker tint), Earl Grey, and their basic Unflavored balm.

TAKE THE QUIZ & FIND YOUR PERFECT ORGANIC LIP BALM

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*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.

*Hurraw – Organic SPF 15 Lip Balm

The SPF 15 version of Hurraw's organic lip balm. Although this balm is made with zinc oxide for sun protection, you can avoid having "white lips" by simply only applying 1-2 layers. The more you layer this balm, the more the white tint appears. Other than that, it's a silky smooth balm that glides on effortlessly with a lovely vanilla/tropical scent. Perfect for beach days, hikes, or whenever you lips need a little protection from the sun.

*DedCool – All Natural Coconut Milk Lip Balm ($14)

This is an over-sized .3 oz tube of pure moisturizing organic lip goodness. This baby swipes on like a dream and protects your lips without feeling heavy. It's not sticky, greasy, or too heavily coconut scented. Instead of beeswax, DedCool uses vegan candelilla wax. Other star ingredients include aloe vera gel, borage oil, macadamia nut oil, and sesame oil. Additionally, it's made from a base of classic lip balm ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter.

*Juice Beauty – Organic SPF 8 Lip Balm 3 Pack ($10)

A set of three SPF 8 organic lip balms featuring aloe juice, plant based candelilla wax, coconut oil, and sunflower oil. This set comes with one clear balm and two tinted balms called Joyful and Playful. The clear SPF lip balm only leaves a mild white tint whereas the two lightly pigmented balms hide any traces of zinc oxide residue. It's also a good price for a variety pack--which lets you mix and match colors to see which one will work best for you.

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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