Kinda Obsessed – Organic Lip Balms

March 26, 2018

Organic Lip Balms

Lip balms = LIFE! Who’s with me!? I rarely leave my house without one not to mention I have them stashed in my car, bag, bathroom, kids backpacks…So I’m pretty much always within an arms reach of conditioned lips. Needless to say, there’s nothing I’m obsessed with more than organic lip balms.

And all the people said YESSSS! Why? Well the skin on our lips is actually composed differently than the skin on the rest of our body in two ways. First, the stratum corneum (the most outer layer of skin), is thinner on our lips. And second, our lips have a lack of melanin (which gives lips a red hue). The lack of melanin and the thinner skin makes lips more susceptible to sunspots and skin cancer.  Also our lips have no sweat glands, no hair follicles and no sebaceous glands. And this is why we get chapped lips! (source).

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Photo by Monkey & Squirrel

Enter lip balms. So in my book there are two types of lip balms. Balms made with nourishing organic oils and butters OR balms made from synthetics like petroleum, preservatives like parabens and health-compromising ingredients like chemical fragrances. The choice is ours!

So while we are on the subject….let me just come out and say it, I’m kinda obsessed with Maya Chia’s Waterless Wonder Balm. It can be used to treat a myriad of body parts and issues. Hands, cuticles, feet, elbows…you can even use it as a heavy hitting face balm. The texture is creamy, silky, smooth and rich. And it’s healing, soothing and protective. And the ingredients? To die for.

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Supercritical Chia Oil, organic Apricot Kernel Oil, organic Sunflower Oil, Beeswax, Non-GMO Vitamin E, 2% essential oils or botanical extracts. 

Maya Chia's Waterless WonderbalmMaya Chia holds the US patent on supercirtical chia seed extraction which is the cleanest extraction method on the block. This ensures we are getting all the benefits chia has to offer in its most natural state and you will only find it here with Maya Chia. More on supercitical extraction here.

Chia seed oil is a superfood for your skin. It’s stacked with saturated fatty acids which keeps skin cell membranes healthy and fights against free radical damage. Check out this 2010 study on the efficacy of topical n-3 fatty acid products containing just 4% chia oil on patients suffering from severe cases of dry, problematic, itchy skin. It “improved skin hydration, skin barrier function and reduced trans-epidermal water loss” in just two weeks – which sounds like the perfect recipe for a lip balm to me! (Scroll down to see the results).

I love the Waterless Wonder Balm for day but it’s especially great as a night lip treatment too. I wake up with lips feeling so smooth and soft. Like, I just can’t get enough. And of course it’s formulated without the use of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs and SLSs.

The Waterless Wonder Balm makes for a spendy lip balm but I’ve had mine for over a year and I still have some left – it’s super concentrated and a little goes a long way. Put this on your Mother’s Day wish list ladies!


But first, in the name of all things lip balms, here are some other clean options I use and love too:

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Hurrah Lip Balm – An all organic lip balm that comes in several flavors like lemon, mint, grapefruit…also available with SPF too. Goes on smooth, is super nourishing and smells amazing! $3.79

Moroccan Magic – This all-organic lip balm is divine! Comes in several trending flavors like rose, peppermint eucalyptus, lemon thyme and coconut almond. Available at CVS, Wegmans, Bed Bath & Beyond + Whole Foods. Certified organic. $3.99

KHUS + KHUS THE MINT – If you love mint like I do, look no further than THE MINT. I could rave all day about this gem. Comes in a generous GLASS pot which could easily last 6 months to a year. It’s so big! But mostly I can’t get over the ingredient deck: organic peppermint, Co2 organic rosehip, organic argan oil, marula oil, organic babassu seed oil, beeswax and vitamin E. You can also special order this vegan too! Sits really light and thin on the lips. $38 Code: THISORGANICGIRL25 will save you 25%! Shop! 

28 LITSEA Melted Balm – Yes, yes and YES! This balm is so beautiful and it’s made in my home state of Massachusetts! (Which by the way, no one can pronounce in the south – it always comes out sounding like some foul phrase – it’s actually pretty hillar because everyone says it with a strait face and I’m like; you just swore – haha!) Conditioning, not too heavy/not too light, smells minty and pretty. More on this one on Friday so stay tuned! $12

Meow Meow Tweet’s Vegan Lip Balm – A multi-purpose chubby stick that can do no wrong. Think chapped cheeks, noses, lips, cracked hands and more. Comes in an eco-friendly paper tube. Coconut Cacao anyone!? Sold! $14 Code: OrganicGirl20 will save you 20%! Shop!

RMS Lip and Skin Balm – Any makeup line that Giselle Bündchen uses is good enough for me too. She literally has the founder of RMS travel with her for shoots and work. It’s that clean and it’s that good. This is another multipurpose balm. It comes in one of two flavors/scents: a really light smelling vanilla or a light cocoa. This not only conditions but works to heal, hydrate and protect too. Comes in glass. An all around A+. $25 Shop! 

Vapour Organic Lip Conditioner –  If Vapour does anything, they do organic. This fatty certified organic lip balm is not only super chic but it soothes and protects too. Love this matte conditioner for day wear; not too greasy! $20 – Get their fragrance while you are at it! Shop!

OSMIA Lip Doctor – OSMIA can literally do no wrong and the same applies to their lip doctah! This formula is all business. It’s castor oil free and essential oil free – perfect for those with sensitivities. Formulated with a base of olive oil, the lip doctor leaves no lips behind! Nourishing, healing + calming. Do yourself a fave and buy two.

Naked Peppermint Lip Whip – If you haven’t entered into the land of Kari Gran Lip Whips yet…GUUURRRL you are missing out! Creamy, conditioning and minty with the perfect amount of gloss. Packaged in a glass pot, I never leave home without one. They have tinted ones too. Super cute! $20

True Botanicals Lip Balm – Currently pulled for reformulation but always on my list. I’m excited for it to make it’s vegan debut someday soon hopefully! Code: LISATRUE20 will save first timers on $40+ orders at True Botanicals! Shop! 

ZOE Organics Everything Balm – This multipurpose balm is a mother’s dream come true. Use it on your lips, your kid’s faces, hands, heels, nipples…it literally does it all. And it’s certified organic to boot! Love that it comes in a stick. Available at Nordstrom! $11.95 Shop! 

LILFOX Gelsomino Luxury Lip Butter – With scents of jasmine, French neroli, Italian bergamot, this lip balm doubles as a perfume balm. Talk about a 2 in 1! $39 Shop!

Check out my favorite face balms and my go-to nontoxic hair products!

What’s your fave lip balm?

Xo, lisa


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    I’ve not tried any waterless balms so this is super interesting for me. Just learning about what’s what and why. Thanks girly.

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      Yeah girly! Its a real treat!

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    This is perfect timing! I have been searching for the perfect balm that will really do the trick. My 7 year old son looks terrible with chapped/split lips. Yesterday he was so bad his lips were so cut & bloody he didn’t even want to go to school! He needs a seriously great balm!!! He needs to listen with drinking his water and use a great balm and be back to his cute self again. 😉 Gotta look into all these!

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      I feel the same as you – I hate it when my kids get chapped lips!

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    One of the things I unfortunately still go back to my old products on. I haven’t been able to find that perfect lip balm yet. I definitely need to try some of these

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      Definitely start here Natalie! Thanks for reading!

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    Illy Junus

    I never heard about this brand before. But we are a lip balm family. Hoarder around 20 at the time. You can find it at every corner in my house. Recently travel to Japan brings more lip balm. I couldn’t even pronounce the name too because is in Japanese word. But right now I have been loving it for a months.

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    Wanted to try maya chia for so long. Great post by the way.

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    So happy you posted this. I was just searching this past week for a great lip balm. I can’t wait to try some of these out!

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      Perfect timing! Thanks Ashley!

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    Thank you for writing this wonderful article! I am always searching for a good lip balm. I’m currently using the Osmia lip doctor which I am really enjoying! I would love to try the Maya Chia Waterless Wonder Balm as I haven’t tried anything from Maya Chia!

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      Maya Chia is a master formulator!

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    Omg these lip balms sound so amazing. I should get my boyfriend some of these, poor guy gets chapped lips easily lol.

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    Thank you for this beautiful review. I would love to try this amazing lip balm. I’m currently using Annmarie Gianni’s antioxidant lip balm that I love but it’s always great to discover new products! 🙂

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    I love this post. I’m always on the search for the perfect lip balm! I would sure love to try these!

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    Melissa Foust

    LOve the chia seed extraction! Pick me!

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    Gina Gallagher

    I love a good lip balm! My current favorites are by Jersey Shore Cosmetics!

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    Would love to try this! Sounds like a perfect in the car balm…some for the lips, the cuticles, etc. love the multipurpose and great ingredients!

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      Red light central right here Lisa!

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    Thanks for suggesting a lip balm with SPF – need a staple for my family while we’re at the beach (and everyday!).

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    I’m so glad I found this post! My lips are in dire need of some good lip balm!

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    Steph H.

    I’ve never tried any of these! Super excited to start going down this list. Thanks for another great post to fill us in on all the best!

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    Great post! I love Vapour Beauty’s balm. Maya Chia is on my list.

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    You are so in incredibly generous! I’m glad I found your feed and have been reading up!

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    Shana Miller

    Oh Wow! Maya Chia is on my bucket list of brands I NEED to try before I die! This giveaway is everything!!!

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    Leanna H

    How fascinating! I appreciate the time you take to better inform us as we make important skincare decisions – i am excited to share this resource with my friends. Thank you! Xoxo

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    LOVE Maya Chia. My go to product. I have been getting tons of compliments on my skin…at age 65 no less. Now I need to add the waterless lip balm!

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      Oh absolutely Robin!!!

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    I love everything lip balm!!!! Would love to try this one❤️

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    Thanks to everyone who entered and a big CONGRATS to Michelle M. and Alicia D! You guys are each taking on a Maya Chia Waterless Wonder Balm! I emailed you both! xo!

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