3 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Fresh Lip Balm
There are tons and tons of fresh lip balms out there, but not every balm will work well for you. On this page we’ll discuss 3 criteria you can use to help you choose the best fresh lip balm.
Are you ready? Because here we go!
#1: A Regular Fresh Lip Balm versus a Natural One
The first thing to ask yourself is: “Is this fresh lip balm made from natural ingredients or not?”
Although your everyday lip balm may be cheap, it usually contains chemicals and traces of metals that aren’t good for your body in the long term at all. Why? Well, you’ll swallow tiny amounts of the lip balm you’re using whether you like it or not because of the foods and drinks you consume. And if a certain balm contains traces of metals, you’ll be swallowing them as well and that can lead to health problems including cancer.
Put simply: regular lip balms are filled with artificial garbage and won’t be as good for your lips or body as natural ingredients coming from Mother Nature are. A fresh lip balm based on natural ingredients is, therefore, an obvious better choice.
#2: The Natural Lip Balm and Its Ingredients
Now that you know natural lip balms are better than regular ones, it’s time to take things one step further because different natural ingredients have different benefits.
Let’s use the ingredients of our own fresh lip balm as an example. It contains beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil, meadowfoam oil, extra virgin olive oil, blackseed (nigella sativa) oil, and several other ingredients. Let’s look at the benefits of the ingredients mentioned:
- Beeswax: has non-allergenic properties that can protect the skin (of the lips) from airborne allergies, provides slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities
- Coconut oil: can help prevent infections because of the lauric acid in it which can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. It can also improve blood cholesterol, which lowers risk of heart disease
- Almond oil: contains a lot of vitamine E, so any fresh lip balm with almond oil in it fights free radicals and keeps the lips hydrated.
- Meadowfoam oil: moisturizes the skin and can stay on it for a long period of time, even under heat and air exposure which usually cause cracked lips. It also offers some UV protection.
- Extra virgin olive oil: can lower brood pressure and risk of heart disease and several types of cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Blackseed (nigella sativa) oil: can reduce high blood pressure, is a natural remedy for diarrhea, stimulates digestion, can reduce fever by stimulating perspiration, and the list of benefits goes on and on and on! So, this is definitely not a bad ingredient to have in a natural and fresh lip balm.
As you can see: each individual natural ingredient used in natural lip balms has several health benefits, so combining all of them into one product like we’ve done results in a product that’s pretty darn good for you and your lips. Compare that to your everyday fresh lip balm made from chemicals which has little to no health benefits.
#3: Sample the Fresh Lip Balm
Let’s say you’ve found yourself some natural lip balms and you checked out their ingredients and realized they all have tons of health benefits. Now what?
Try some, duh! Although different balms for the lips may contain the same ingredients, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will all look and feel the same. So, sample a couple fresh lip balms and then choose the one that looked and felt the best.
And there you go: a system for separating the good fresh lip balm from the bad and the ugly.