Pucker Up: 11 Organic Lip Balms You Can’t Live Without
To help you find the ultimate organic lip balm, our guide features both tinted and untinted lip balms that are free from anything artificial and are loaded with organic ingredients. These top picks will leave you with happy, healthy lips.
There was a time when the only real lip balm options you had were ChapStick or Lip Smackers. Today, there are so many choices it's hard to keep up. Ironically, many mainstream lip balms have ingredients that can actually dry out the delicate skin on your lips — similar to how many shampoos have drying sulfates. To make sure you're choosing wisely, always read the labels and opt for natural lip balms without synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colors, or fragrances. Even better, look for organic lip balms to further avoid any potentially harmful chemicals or harsh ingredients.
To help you find the ultimate organic lip balm, our guide features both tinted and untinted lip balms that are free from anything artificial and loaded with organic ingredients. Whether you're looking for an ultra-hydrating lip treatment to combat chapped, dry lips, a yummy lip butter for everyday use, or an effective SPF salve to protect your kisser against the sun, these top picks will leave you with happy, healthy lips.
7 Tint-Free Organic Lip Balms You'll Love
More than just moisturizing lip balms, these color-free multitaskers can be used on dry hands and feet, thirsty cuticles, chapped cheeks, under the eyes, or anywhere else skin needs a little TLC. You can even use them to keep brows in place!
Flavor: Cherry, Mint, Sweet Mint
When you want something that smells sweet enough to eat, try 100% Pure's cherry lip balm made with certified organic ingredients including sunflower oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and natural cherry. For a little tingle, organic mint pairs organic peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil with rosemary and calendula extracts. For a combination of the two with added benefits, choose sweet mint, which boasts broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection with no white cast from the zinc oxide and plenty of soothing cocoa butter, vitamin E, and tamanu oil.
Flavor: Original, Tangerine, Spearmint, Unscented, Coconut, Chai
It's truly all good with this brand's line of tint-free organic lip balms that range from unscented to spearmint, coconut, tangerine, and chai. Organic essential oils, calendula, comfrey, plantain, vitamin E, and other emollients work to protect lips against the harshest weather conditions while most of the balms have an SPF 15 or SPF 20 rating. Bonus: All SPF balms contain no oxybenzone.
Flavor: Lemon Lime, Orange Ginger, Peppermint, Naked
With four fun flavors including a "naked" unflavored lip balm, Dr. Bronner's salves use organic beeswax to create a protective barrier for lips while organic jojoba, avocado, and hemp oils amp up the hydration. Lemon lime gives a subtle whiff of citrus, orange ginger offers spicy notes, and the peppermint lip balm gives a cooling, slightly tingly effect.
This vegan lip balm glides on smoothly and comes in a fun oval-shaped tube with colorful, cartoon-like packaging. Handmade using ingredients found only in nature, this soothing lip butter features five simple yet ultra-moisturizing ingredients — certified organic coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and wild-crafted candelilla wax.
This lip balm only comes in one flavor, but oh, what a yummy one it is. Made with soothing organic beeswax, organic olive oil, tangerine oil, sunflower oil, and cranberry seed oil, this USDA certified organic lip balm is a burst of fresh citrus that will feel like a treat for your lips and your nose.
Flavor: Cherry Bomb, Strawberry Bliss, Tahitian Vanilla, Tropical Coconut, Eucalyptus Mint, Tangy Citrus
Formulated with ethically sourced beeswax and other nourishing ingredients including coconut oil, vitamin E, sunflower oil, and calendula extract, these organic lip balms instantly relieve dry, chapped lips. The only problem is they smell so good you'll want to lick your lips to get a taste of the natural cherry, strawberry, vanilla, coconut, mint, and citrus flavors. No need to pick just one — you can grab the whole six-piece gift set for the price of a couple of lattes.
Flavor: Strawberry Sorbet, Sugar Plum
The brand that made sphere-shaped lip balms all the rage now has a collection of organic lip balms in several luscious flavors including strawberry sorbet and sugar plum. Loaded with USDA Certified organic ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil, this handy hydrator is an ideal way to soften lips with a fun twist.
4 Must-Have Tinted Organic Lip Balms
When you want to add a little color but don't feel like the full-on lipstick routine, try these can't-miss lip tints that soothe, smooth, and protect while giving just the right amount of pow to your pout.
Color: Shimmer, Champagne, Raisin, Plum
For a sheer wash of natural color and just a glimmer of shimmer, these organic lip balms get the job done. Organic beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils combine to hydrate and nourish dry, chapped lips while the four shades flatter any skin tone. Get the set of four for less than the cost of one lip balm from other brands.
Color: Joyful, Playful
These bestsellers from Juice Beauty combine broad-spectrum SPF 8 mineral zinc oxide with certified organic plant oils, vitamin E, and natural fruit flavors like organic blueberry and organic strawberry. Try the lip balm trio that includes a clear balm you can use on dry lips as well as any areas that need a little extra hydration.
Color: Garnet, Red Jasper, Rose Tourmaline, Opal Shimmer
Made from all natural ingredients, Badger is a go-to brand for organic skincare including these delectably scented mineral lip tints. Available in four neutral hues, each balm is made with skin-saving emollients such as shea butter, castor seed oil, and aloe vera, while organic rose and vanilla combine for a luxurious, aromatherapy-like effect.
Color: Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Plush Red, Coralyte, Sugar Plum, Mocha Velvet
Add little bit of shimmer and sparkle to your everyday lip routine with these tinted lip balms that come in six different shades. Fair-trade, certified organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, argan oil, and aloe vera blend with natural earth minerals to glide on smoothly and soften lips with just enough shine.
Lip care is an important part of overall skincare, so give your lips the attention they deserve and don't skimp on adding a hydrating balm to your daily routine. Look for natural ingredients and organic ingredients that will protect and nourish the skin. After all, your lips provide the perfect frame your smile.