5 of my favorite lip balms and you can get one for free

While I don’t take special care of my lips, I’m quite a lip balm addict. I don’t think I’ve ever finished using a tube though as I always have a handful on rotation and even before I’m done with any of them, I will usually add new ones to my collection. So what is it about lip balm that appeals to me? Well, I can’t quite put my lips to it but I just know I can do without lipsticks but I can’t do without a lip balm. Anyway, I wanted to show you some of the lip balms that are on current rotation. They are either stashed in my bag or strewn on my desk.

But before I talk about them, I want to preface this by saying that while I claim to be a lip balm addict, they’re not in any way addictive. Hello? Did I just contradict myself? Well, no. As a lip balm addict, I just like them but I don’t necessarily need to use them all the time. So in a day, I use my lip balm like twice or thrice at most. I also don’t go into a withdrawal symptom when I can’t get to use them for some reason. So with that qualification out of the way, here’s a quick look at five lip balms I currently like.

Chopsaver Original
This is by far, my favorite lip balm and I was glad to receive it again. Originally created for musicians—people who use and abuse their lips on a daily basis, ChopSaver Original is 100% all natural. It combines the goodness of herbs with nature’s finest oils and moisturizers like shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil and aloe. Kissed with the essential oils of citrus, ChopSaver soothes your lips like no other product on the market whether you are a musician or not.

The ChopSaver Original lip balm comes with these natural ingredients -Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, White Beeswax, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Aloe Vera, Carnauba Wax, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Extracts of Arnica, Extracts of Calendula, Extracts of Comfrey, Extracts of Raspberry, Extracts of White Willow, Vitamin E, Citrus Essential Oils. Because of the shea butter, this lip balm provides some level of sun protection on its own but if you want more, than you can choose the one with SPF15.

S$8.90 from Pucker.

Pangea Organics Lip Balm, Italian Red Mandarin With Rose
I remember when I first tried the Pangea Organics Lip Balm, I’d rated them as average. But somehow this particular lip balm works great for me and I loved it so much, I almost finished the tube. This certified organic lip balm offers deep-moisturizing with its organic oils that provide tremendous staying power without that unwanted waxy feel. Certified under the USDA National Organic Program and gluten free, these are the ingredients that go into its making:

Helianthus annuus (organic sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (organic beeswax), simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) oil, lecithin (soy), cannabis sativa (manitoba harvest organic hemp) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter, citrus aurantium dulcis (organic sweet orange) oil*, citrus nobilis (organic red mandarin) oil*, cymbopogon martini (organic palmarosa) oil*, rosa damascena (organic rose otto) oil*, calophyllum tacamahaca (organic tamanu) oil, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe vera) gel, tocopherol (vitamin E) * Essential oil

S$14.50 from Bellabox. Also available in Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom and Egyptian Fennel.

Madre Labs Lip Balm
I received this with the purchase of my AFC supplement and upon using it, found it to be very smooth, moisturizing and long lasting. Using USDA-certifed organic beeswax, this lip balm contains the shortest ingredient list: Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Beeswax*, Cocoa Butter*, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Non GMO Vitamin E (*Organic) and is certified by Oregon Tilth.

While I still see Madre Bees sold in the market, the brand is changing its name to Sierra Bees, without changes to the product.

Free from iHerb. Available in seven different flavors which are Cocoa Butter, Honey, Mint Burst, Pomegranate, Tea Tree & Tamanu, Unflavored and Vanilla.

Hurraw! Lip Balm
Of the lot, Hurraw is the least moisturizing for me but I like that it is cute with many different flavors. Hurraw! Balm is a certified vegan product and contains certified organic, cold pressed and centrifuged extracted, nut/seed oils and butters that have been processed below 118F degrees and are still chocked full of their essential nutrients and enzymes. I like the fresh and zesty pink grapefruit balm made with fresh cold pressed organic oil from the grapefruit peel.

Ingredients: Alkanna tinctoria (alkanet) infused *Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ***Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, **Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *Simmondsia chinensis, (jojoba) seed oil, **Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, *Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, Tocopherols (sunflower) *cold pressed / organic **raw & organic ***wildcrafted

US$3.37 from iHerb. Available in over 20 flavors.

EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
And the last on the list is the cute egg-shaped Smooth Sphere Lip Balms from Evolution of Smooth or EOS in short. It makes a great eye candy and is definitely a novelty. But it is not as convenient as the tube form and take up more space for sure. Anyway, the EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet that I have is 95% organic, 100% natural, gluten, phthalate, paraben and petrolatum free.

Ingredients include: 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*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Limonene**, Linalool**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

US$3.29 from EOS. Available in eight flavors including Blueberry Acai, Pomegranate Raspberry, Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Strawberry Sorbet, Medicated Tangerine and Lemon Drop with SPF 15.

Get one for free
As you can see, the prices vary quite a bit. Some belong to the luxe category while others are going for a song. I highly recommend Madre Bees or Sierra Bees from iHerb because it’s free and it’s really good!


  1. tripbuggy says:

    been using Body Shop’s Vit E Lip Balm for donkey years and yet to find an alternative I liked…maybe I’ll try the ChopSaver and hopes I get converted ?

  2. Pranali says:

    I love the sierra bees mint lip balm.. I got it as a freebie with my iherb purchase.. I also have been using Hurraw in lime.. Love them!!

  3. Sesame says:

    Yes, you might like it better. I tried TBS’s and found it okay.

  4. Sesame says:

    The Sierra Bees is very moisturizing. Better than Hurraw for me.

  5. ReJoyce says:

    I have very lip eczema, so my lips are very dry. Most lip balms don’t work for me, and the only one I’ve found that works is Dr. Bronner’s organic lip balm. And it only cost $3. Sadly, iHerb discontinued it .

  6. Red Scorpio says:

    I am lip balm addict too! At any time I can find about me (home, office, handbags) at least 7-8 different lip balms. I do not use them all daily, but I do love variety!

    I really like Hurraw; I have tried 5-6 different flavours and my favourites are Chocolate and Cinnamon. On the other hand I do not really like Madre Labs; I find that they ‘sit’ on my lips more than others so I only use them occasionally.

    My other iHerb favourite lip balm is MyChelle Dermaceuticals in Mocha. It’s quite moisturising and has a wonderful light pinkish-brown colour that compliments my colours. This is one I will definitely buy again.

    Finally, and quite ironically, the best ever lip balm I have tried (and bought multiple times) is Alverde Calendula Lip balm. You can only find it in Germany in a store called DM (it’s like Boots in UK), but it’s priced like Madre Labs, sized like Hurraw and if it gave some colour on my lips it would be just perfect!

  7. Sesame says:

    I remember Dr Bronner’s. Never got to try it though… Why don’t you give Sierra Bee’s a try. I find them very moisturizing.

  8. Sesame says:

    Oh, must check out MyChelle’s. Didn’t notice they have a lip balm. I think I’ve come across the Alverde brand somewhere…just can’t recall right now. Maybe we have it over here at the retail shops.

  9. Ningrum says:

    I fall in love with Hurraw! lip balms. Mine was Black Cherry and, once, I used the Cinnamon one shared with my friend. I never tried the un-tinted collection, but they seems to have interesting flavours! ?
    Ningrum last post is: Hair, Oh, Hair

  10. Dawn says:

    I’ve tried EOS and Madre’s Bees lipbalms..
    EOS wasn’t moisturising enough for me, Madre’s was pretty nice!
    Have you tried Badger Balm’s lipbalms? Those are my favorite

  11. Sesame says:

    Yes, they’ve so many flavors and that’s what makes them popular and interesting. ?

  12. Sesame says:

    I did years ago. Yes, I remember liking them too.

  13. steven anderson says:

    I love this sierra bees mint top lotion.. I bought that to be a freebie with the i herb purchase.. We in addition have been making use of Hurrah with calcium.. Enjoy these people……….!

  14. Ági says:

    I just read the comments and wondered that nobody mentioned DIY lip balm….it is so strange to me as this was my first try with DIY cosmetics. It is so easy and pennyless. I use empty lip balm container which is reusable (from ebay, 10 pcs $2) and heat together the following combination in a little glass over a boiling water:
    * 4 g beewax
    * 4 g cocoa butter
    * 6 g shea butter
    * 2 g olive oil
    * few drops of Vitamin E
    As there is no water basic in it, there is no need to preserve the Vitamin E doing his job ?
    This is my favourite one, my lips are very moisturized and shiny:) Even in the cold winter (-10 Celsius).

  15. Sesame says:

    It’s true lip balms are easiest to make. I’ve tried it but it wasn’t intended to be a lip balm although it could.

  16. Ági says:

    What was the problem?

  17. Sesame says:

    Oh no…it wasn’t a problem. I just made it as a comfort balm but it could have been a lipbalm too.

  18. Mabel Tan says:

    Sierra’s indeed the BEST so far I’ve tried. Nothing has saved my lip eczema as the unflavored lip balm, with only 4 ingredients. Not even the skin doc’s prescribed Uriage lip balm nor Orameddy steroid!

    Natural, minimal and affordable! I love it.

Leave a Reply