by Passa Chattra
We're all connoisseurs of lip balms to different degrees. We have preferred brands because of how well they work, the packaging they come in or whether it comes in a stick or tin. Some (like myself) are addicted and habituated to swiping their lips after each sip of a drink, end of a meal, after a phone call or during conversation. And then there are some who just need the occasional protection against the sun or cold. Whatever your level of obsession, here are some new and old faves.
Chicken Poop Lip Balm Dr. Bronner's & Sun Dog's Magic Organic Balm
Almost worth buying just for the name, this one's also a great product. The ingredients are simple: Soy, Jojoba, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Beeswax. We've long been told that licking your lips makes them chapped and in making this lauded product, founder Jamie Faith Tabor Schmidt took the advice her grandpa gave her: "I know how to fix those chapped lips, I'll rub some chicken poop on 'em so you won't be lickin' 'em." Well, she took the goofy idea of it at least. A tube sets you back $4 or a "Pile of Poop" (five sticks) is $18 from
For dry/chapped skin or tattoos, the package claims this product will protect and brighten new and old tattoos as well as soothe dry skin. The classic tin is big enough to get two fingers in for a good swipe and has a nice texture that's not greasy. The ingredients are USDA organic and minimal: Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil and Hemp Oil. If you're familiar with
Dr. Bronner's & Sun Dog's Magic Organic Balm