Last Updated: October 16, 2021

12 of the best natural lip balms.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 20 min read

If you had to pick just one beauty product to carry with you at all times, would it be your lip balm? Many of us would say, “Duh!” That’s because our lips are in constant need of moisture, whether they’re being affected by natural occurrences like the weather or ones we bring upon ourselves like that spicy food we ate at lunchtime.


No matter the reason, dry and chapped lips are a pain — both figuratively and literally. We’ve grouped together a little list of the best natural lips balms out there today to get you on your way to healthier, more moisturized lips. From tinted lip balms to ones with SPF sun protection added in like this Rooted Beauty Protective Lip Balm with SPF 15, experience the very best lip balms made from naturally derived ingredients. Think about it this way — would you want anything but natural ingredients that close to your mouth? Yeah, us either...


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Rooted Beauty Smoothing Lip Balm - 100% Organic - Mint Flavor

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Formerly Grove Collaborative Mint & Argan Lip Balm

A certified organic, hydrating mint lip balm with ultra-nourishing chia seed and argan oils to leave lips extra moisturized.

  • LIP-SMACKINGLY MOISTURIZING AND PROTECTIVE
    This mint & argan lip balm is full of super moisturizers, like organic chia seed, argan, and coconut oils, that …
(626)
0.15 Oz
$3.95
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2. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

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Buzz off chapped lips! This Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm helps moisturize and soothe dry lips, while giving you a pop of color. Choose from pretty hues such as hibiscus, pink blossom, red dahlia, rose, and sweet violet. This lip balm is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified, plus, it comes in responsible packaging, too. A mix of …

(250)
0.15 Oz
$4.49
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3. Rooted Beauty Protective Lip Balm with SPF 15 - Mint Flavor

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Formerly Grove Collaborative Mint SPF Lip Balm

A moisturizing SPF lip balm made with smoothing olive oil to moisturize, non-nano zinc oxide to protect lips from harmful UVA & UVB rays, and mint essential oils for refreshing flavor.

  • MOISTURIZES AND PROTECTS LIPS FROM ELEMENTS
    This lip balm with SPF 15 uses botanical-infused olive oil …
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0.25 oz
$4.95
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4. Oars + Alps Shine-Free Lip Balm

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Hydrate your lips with minty-fresh Oars and Alps Shine-Free Lip Balm. Containing a variety of healthy ingredients to nourish and protect your chapped lips, this organic lip balm is designed to moisturize without adding shine. The smooth texture provides lasting coverage throughout the day, leaving your lips with the cool and refreshing tingle of …

(30)
0.15 oz tube
$5
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5. Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmies Set - Of the Earth

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Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmies are a multi-use, wear-anywhere crayon and can be used anywhere you want to add a little color. These crayons nourish and hydrate skin like a balm thanks to oils and antioxidants such as elderberry, hemp and plum oil. Balmies are zero waste, which means they don’t add trash to the planet - they're tube and cap free, …

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1 x set of 3 Balmies
$36
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6. RMS Lip Shine

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Purity made simple. A touch of lightweight, emollient shine on your lips is both sensuous and nourishing.
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0.2 oz
$25
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7. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

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Pucker up and let your natural beauty shine with Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer with Peppermint Oil. This colored lip balm gives your lips a subtle hint of color, while moisturizing, too. Plus, it’s made with naturally derived ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and antioxidant-rich fruit oils. It’s paraben-free, naturally fragranced, never tested on …

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1 tube
$4.99
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8. Sustain Lip + Body Balm

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Get extra soft and kissable with our organic body balm. Good for dry, irritated skin, especially for rough patches on knees, elbows, and heels. Our balm is made of certified organic ingredients because your body deserves the best. Hello soft and nourished bod.

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0.53 Oz
$8.95
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9. Kari Gran Lip Whip Color Balm

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This Kari Gran Lip Whip Color Balm combines the things you love about a balm and a lipstick together for one mega-awesome beauty product. Featuring natural ingredients like organic calendula oil, camellia seed oil, and beeswax this colored lip balm nourishes and moisturizes your lips instead of masking dryness and dehydration like some other lesser …

(46)
0.25 oz
$24
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10. Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm

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Skip the lipstick and go au naturel. This Henné Organics Luxury Lip Balm provides a luxurious layer of clear balm over your lips, so they feel hydrated without being weighed down. This natural lip balm is made with certified organic ingredients — plus, it’s gluten-free, non-GMO, BPA-free, and made in the USA by a women-owned business. Its slim tube …

(25)
0.17 oz
$19
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11. Olio E Osso Tinted Balm

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Handmade in the City of Roses, this elegant, yet every day–use Olio E Osso Tinted Balm is made in small batches to get just the right color shade every time. This lip balm is triclosan-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and never tested on animals. It’s also made in the U.S. with responsible packaging by a women-owned business. It’s available in ten …

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0.35 oz
$28
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12. Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter

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Be prepared to get buttered up with compliments by everyone around you. Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter leaves lips feeling sublimely soft, especially in cold weather conditions. The formula features a rich botanical blend of sunflower seed oil, chamomile, and calendula extracts that melts into lips, leaving them feeling supple with a slight glossy …

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0.27 oz
$6.99
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FAQs

What does lip balm do?

Although many of us use our favorite lip balm just to apply a little moisture to our lips, it’s capable of doing so much more for us. Not only can it help relieve dry and chapped lips, but it can also help with cold sores, stomatitis, and angular cheilitis. Lip balm provides a great barrier from the sun in the spring and summertime and from the wind and cold during the fall and winter months.


Lip balm can also be used to make lips appear more supple, and you can even experiment with tinted lip balms for a blast of color. Putting on your best lip balm can also be a comforting experience that can help ease daily stress. This Rooted Beauty Smoothing Lip Balm is a good everyday go-to, but if you’re looking for other lip balm options, explore our list of the best natural lip balms above for more choices.


How should you apply lip balm?

Most lips balms come in a convenient, tube-shaped applicator that makes applying your lip balm easy — plus, it’s small size lets you take it with you wherever you go. To apply this type of lip balm, take the cap off of your lip balm container, and twist the bottom dial to raise up the balm just a little bit so you can see it above the container. Apply it to the bottom and top levels of your lips so that they’re covered in the balm’s moisture.


If you’ve chosen a gel-based lip balm instead of one that comes in a twist-up container, all you need to do is take the cap off the top of your balm and squeeze a small amount onto your finger. Then, take the gel-like balm that’s on your finger and evenly spread it onto your top and bottom lip. These gel-like lip balms usually leave a shiny layer on your lips.


What's the difference between lip balm and chapstick?

It’s important to know that many people use the terms chapstick and lip balm interchangeably to mean the same thing, but there is a slight difference sometimes. Chapstick is actually a trademarked name for the brand ChapStick’s products, but it's one of those brand names that can also be used to talk about any type of lip balm that comes in a tube form like the ChapStick tubes.


Lip balm on the other hand can be used to refer to any type of ointment that’s used to treat and relieve chapped or dry lips. This term can be used for both tube containers and gel-like lip balms, as well as tinted lip balms, ones with SPF, and even natural ones such as this Burt's Bees Lip Balm. There are also some forms of lip balm that may come in a tin or jar that can have multiple uses besides just on your lips.


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