I’ve never really been a girly-girl (in fact, in my college days, my husband referred to me as “goth lite”), but I always wear make-up, lipstick, all that “presentation jazz!”
Because I’m a daily lipstick wearer I find that, at the end of the day, I need to put something on my lips or they just feel dried out and naked. My husband uses lip balm (am I allowed to disclose that?) and our kids are always grabbing our stuff and putting it on too!
Now that winter is around the corner (ugh!) I’ve been thinking more and more about what we put on our lips and the need to keep our mouths healthy. Our daughter is notorious for licking her lips and they get super chapped… and this is where my concern comes in.
Too many products on the market are made of the stuff we really don’t want to ingest or have absorbed into our bodies. I read the label on a bunch of our products – ingredients #1 thru 3: petroleum and waxes. They don’t even protect your lips and I’ve seen research calling some ingredients potentially carcinogenic… Oh, that’s not good.
So, I found a great line of lip balm products that will accommodate our entire family – Eco Lips! Their ingredients are organic, natural, nutrient rich, cruelty-free and even made in a solar powered plant! They have a tinted version for me (made with natural mineral pigments), a scented version for the kids (they’re 100% edible, though not encouraged!) and a sport version (that can be waved about by Mr. Man!). And they really work! Plus, they donate a percent of profits to environmental initiatives. Bravo!
It may seem really simple, but when you consider that our lips are the most absorbent part of our bodies (and all of the synthetic ingredients contained in the more common products) it’s really quite a big deal that you keep your lips protected, healthy and NON-toxic.
See, I got you thinking. Now you, too, will reconsider what you put on your precious little pucker!