Natural Lip Care!

Ok, here's my challenge of the day. I absolutely adore anything for my lips (with the exceptions of lip stains) but what I have a fuss with is trying to find the *perfect* lip balm. I've been doing this for years. Since I was a little girl I've went out purchasing and trying everything from Lip Smackers (at a local Target) to Fresh sugar lip treatments (at a local Sephora). Hands down my two favorites (pictured above) are eos (in pomegranate raspberry) and Burt's Bees (in pink grapefruit). 

My last problem is trying to narrow it down to the one and only best of all lip balms, lip balm. Anyone not familiar with eos wouldn't know that eos is 95% organic, 100% natural and is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil. It is also gluten-free, paraben-free, petrolatum-free, and phthalate-free (whatever that is). This scores you a natural and (delicious smelling, but not super great on tasting) lip balm at a size of 0.25oz (pretty big) for a retail price of $3.29. Super CHEAP! Organic! And last but not least, NATURAL! I'm in love with the sphere (egg) shape; super adorable but is not something you can just slide into your super skinny jeans pocket which is probably the only downside but hey, we have handbags for that reason!

eos ingredients:
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Linalool**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Last but not least; my other favorite, the Burt's Bees lip balm. I have a couple but so far my favorite (based on smell and taste) is the refreshing pink grapefruit. It literally smells (and sorta tastes) just like a sliced pink grapefruit! 100% natural but not organic. :( Not a problem. It refreshes your lips with vitamins C & E from the pink grapefruit seed oil. This scores you a natural lip balm at a size of 0.15oz (slightly less than eos) for a retail price of $3.30. Literally 1¢ more than an eos lip blam. Pay more for less? Your choice.

Burt's Bees ingredients: 
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), aroma (flavor)*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, ammonium glycyrrhizate, canola oil (huile de colza), glycine soja (soybean) oil, limonene. *natural flavor

I would say eos is great for people (like me) who uses lip balms on a daily basis and loves natural and organic products (also the cute egg shape) at a cheap price. Burt's Bees would be best for those who don't apply a lip balm too often (hint: the smaller size) but love the natural smell and flavor for also a cheap price. It's so hard to choose but if I had to choose one, I guess I'll go with eos even though I can't have enough of both.

What's your favorite? 

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