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Lip Balm Lovin’

When winter comes around, lips need some extra love. Yummy lip balms are fun because they’re a great three second escape.

I’ve tried so many lip balms and the main problem I’ve found is when they hit my lips it tastes waxy.  Sometimes it doesn’t taste like wax initially but it does a few days later. This bums me out! My go-to criteria is: all natural, vegan, super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not grainy.

If you’ve been looking for a great vegan lip balm, check out the ones I’m digging below.

PeaceKeeper: Eco Sensual Lip Balm

93% Organic spearmint & coconut oil


Crazy Rumors in limeade, cola, root beer, bubble gum. It’s been a while since I’ve tried this one so it’s on my list to try again.

Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil ,*Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil,*Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Aroma (Natural Flavors), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), & Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni (Stevia) *Organic

Crazy Rumors

My first choice for lip balms are vegan options (like those mentioned above), however in the past I used Makes 3 and it’s awesome. It’s delicious, lasts a long time, and does not have the waxy taste. Note it does have organic beeswax!

Makes 3: Orange Vanilla Lip Balm

Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Orange Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla, and Organic Cocoa Powder.



These guys look nice, I hope to them try soon!

No Tox Life Lip Butter

Candelilla wax, cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, lip flavor or essential oil.


Fanciful Fox: Black Cherry Lip Balm

(Fair Trade & Organic) Cocoa Butter, Candelilla Wax, (Fair Trade & Organic) Shea Butter, (Organic) Coconut Oil, (Organic) Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Natural & Organic Flavors, Love


Booda Butter: Naked Lip Balm

Coconut Oil*, Sweet Almond Oil*, Jojoba Oil*, Olive Oil* and Wildcrafted Candelilla Wax. (*Certified Organic and Unrefined)



Ellovi: Lip Butter

Sunflower, macadamia, Hawaiian coconut, shea, hemp seed, & African marula.




Meow Meow Tweet: Coconut Cocoa Lip Balm

Coconut Cacao -*+cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *+theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract

*certified organic / +fair trade



What lip balms are you loving this season?? 



Top photo credit: Clever Pink Pirate



  • Amanda Spalt

    crazy rumors is my all time fave. i was first turned onto them when i got it at an urban outfitters a million years ago. such yummy flavors like apple spice and spiced chai. i also love soothing touch they have yummy flavors too. spiced chai and lemon cardamom.

  • Lauren Ann Read Koslow

    Hurraw! Balm all the way!

  • Valerie Gillmore

    Hello, bonjour Alicia,
    In the past, I was using the Merry Hempsters ones. Now, I am using the Hurraw brand, Earl Grey.
    I am looking for a new lip balm that would be super moisturizing. From your list, which one would you recommend?
    Many thanks. Merci.

  • Menka Malhotra

    I love Hurraw as well!

  • Moti-Dmnds

    Now that’s what I call informative. Ive recently just moved to a cold and let me tell you what, may as well call me Mr.Chapman, because my lips are truly struggling. Ive tried the majority of these products and was wondering if anyone has tried ?

  • Teresa

    I absolutely hate to say it but I can only use blistex. I have tried all kinds of everything. Tea tree oil burn your lips ( this is proven bad for them) oils don’t absorb into my lips but leave them, well oily. Most essential oils are again oils. I cant use most if what’s out there.
    I keep trying though. I am honestly trying to come up with my own concoction based on trial and error… I’m going to see if certain melon extracts etc will help if mixed with oils….

  • Christina Pippin

    Hurraw + Ellovi are definitely two of my favorites; I also love Mi Me, which is super hydrating + Unearth Malee, which comes in a biodegradable, compostable paper tube.

  • Jennifer Rayl

    I’m loving eos crystal in the hibiscus peach flavor right now. :) I also love their summer fruit flavor. The crystal is completely vegan, and I think the summer fruit one *might* be…I think they’ve stopped using beeswax now.

  • Kristy

    Crazy Rumors in Chocolate Strawberry!!

  • Andrea Louise Higgins

    Hi! I know you pointed out that one of the products contains organic beeswax but perhaps this should not be on your list since it is not vegan