October 31, 2011

The Budget Edition: Whole Foods Lip Balm


As you all know, I'm addicted to lip ganaches of every variety. My lip balms used to be laced with petroleum (check your ChapStick, Lipsmackers, Blistex etc. they all are too). But my addiction changed when I made the switch to green. It changed from need to want.

The need resulted from the petroleum content in my lip butters. Petroleum is designed to act as a blockade between you and the environment. When you are exposed to high speed winds, this is perfect. But under ordinary circumstances, it prevents your skin from exchanging oxygen and moisture with the surrounding air. So I transitioned from barricading my lips from the elements to actually moisturizing them with nutrients like shea butter, coco butter, jojoba oil and almond oil. Now, my lips no longer feel parched and need another hit; instead I just end up missing that comforting feeling of a layer of gloss.

A good emollient lip balm is easy to find. So, lucky for us that means an economically priced version is readily available! Whole Foods sells an organic, clean lip balm for pocket change: $1.50. It's even cheaper than ChapStick, which runs anywhere between $3.50-$1.75. This is perfect for me, because I go through these bad boys like candy.

This balm comes in a handful of scents like peppermint, vanilla honey, tangerine and pomegranate. I've also found some exciting seasonal versions emerging. I'm hoping and praying for a pumpkin spice version to emerge this fall!

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Ingredients in Whole Foods Lip Balm:
Coconut oil*, beeswax*, extra virgin olive oil*, shea butter*, vanilla flavor*, cocoa butter*, hempseed oil*, vitamin E. *Organic ingredient



Image courtesy of: 
1. Whole Foods
 
 
I have nothing to disclose. I sought out this product and was not compensated monetarily or otherwise for this post.  



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