These Natural Oils Just Might Replace Your Favorite Lip Balm

There's no such thing as owning one lip balm. In one lifetime, you probably accrue hundreds of tubes (for the total lip balm obsessed, thousands may be a more realistic estimate). However, some lip balms actually have ingredients that irritate the skin and cause inflammation, which naturally would prompt someone to want to use even more lip balm, no? As enticing as a tube may look, it's possible there are several hidden ingredients hindering your lips' ability to fully heal and moisturize. So why not go the natural route?

According to Adina Grigore, founder of SW Basics, "Pure essential oils contain dynamic components that work with your body and your body's chemistry for synergistic, healing results." Below, take a look at the essential oils that repair dry lips and form a protective barrier, especially during plummeting temps (just keep in mind many need a carrier oil like jojoba to help dilute them; otherwise, they may be too pungent if placed directly on the skin).

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