The Lip Balm & Multipurpose Salve Stash

Friday, 13 July 2012


I have a tiny confession to make.  I'm a bit obssessed with lip balms.  If there's a bag or a drawer that should be unlucky enough to be in my possession, I can guarantee that you'll find at least one balm type product in there.  The main reason for this is because I absolutely can't stand having dry lips, so I end up applying lip balm like a crazy woman constantly throughout the day.  Since doing my monthly empties posts, I have been making more of an effort to use up lip balms that I already have, but one or two always manage to sneak into my stash.  I have no idea how this happens, honestly, that really wasn't me in The Body Shop during my lunch hour buying another one....I swear!  Here's a rundown on my current lip balm stash, plus I decided to throw in my current multipurpose salves for good measure too:-

The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15
I decided to get this for my upcoming holiday and absolutely love it.  It applies so smoothly onto the lips and really moisturises them, as well as having the added benefit of SPF 15.  A good one to also use underneath your lipsticks.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm 
The original cooling menthol one that is loved or hated by a lot of people.  It's not my favourite from Burt's Bees (I prefer the Honey formula), but I do love using it during summer when it's hot out.

John Masters Organics Lip Calm 
Received this in an Amarya box a while ago and it's very citrusy, which makes it completely different from everything else I use.  It's very hydrating too so I like this one a lot.

balance Me Stellar Face Balm*
A recent new discovery for me, this truly is a multipurpose 100% natural balm that can be used everywhere.  Apply to any dry skin (lips, cuticles, heels, elbows etc), use it as an overnight face mask for dry skin, dab it on to cold sores and insect bites, rub a little in your hands and smooth flyaway hair, the list is endless!

Karma Naturals Rhubarb and Custard Lip Balm 
I've mentioned this in a favourites post before and still love using it.  Super moisturising and tastes just like the sweets.

LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm 
This is a sweet vanilla-honey blended with peppermint lip balm that is a little stubborn to use in cold weather because it's quite hard, but it gently melts to an easier consistency in summer and tastes delicious.

balance Me Hydrating Rose Otto and Shea Butter Salve 
Another multipurpose product that I've enjoyed using mainly on my cuticles and heels before going to bed.  I'm not so keen on the taste of this on my lips though.

LUSH Lemony Flutter
This comes in a HUGE tub that seems to last forever!  It's a thick butter that takes a while to sink in, which makes it more than ideal for using at night.  I like to use it as an intensive hand and foot cream when they're feeling especially dry in winter and it's also great to use on lips if they get chapped easily in cold weather.

Figs & Rouge Sweet Geranium Balm 
I adore the vintage-esque packaging of these 100% organic and natural little tins.  The balm has a slight gritty texture to it which helps to very gently exfoliate the areas that you apply it to, as well as soothing and hydrating them.  Like the balance Me rose salve, I'm not a fan of the taste of this on my lips, but it's wonderful for everything else like cuticles and taming eyebrows.

Do you hoard lip balms?  Which ones are you currently using?

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42 comments

  1. great post! yes! I've always got a few on the go - current ones soap&glory great kisser juicy peach and coconut, jurlique love balm & Rose & Co x

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    1. Ooo the Jurlique one sounds good! I love Rose & Co balms too :) x

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  2. I haven't used any of these lip balms! It seems like I haven't delved into this world enough, haha. I didn't know you could use Lemony Flutter as a lip product, interesting! It smells SO good too. :D xx

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    1. It does smell good! Yep it's good as an intensive lip treatment, just put a tiny amount on your lips before going to bed and in the morning it's like, Hello Soft Lips! xx

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  3. I LOVE LIPBALM!! I have way too many, and now thanks to this, I want to go and buy most of these too haha!! I'm using the figs&rouge pomegranate balm at the moment, but I also love the sleek makeup pout polishes for a balm with a tint of colour :)
    Eleanor x

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    1. Haha I know that feeling! I do like the Sleek polishes, so handy to have in your bag when you're out and about :) x

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  4. my favorite post i've seen today! amazing review! i love lip balms :)

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    x

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  5. Every bag I own ends up with about 3 lip balms in, and I hardly use them! Then discover them all again when hunting for something else. Even got given a lip balm at Xmas which I haven't used yet because I have two other Lush balms being unused in bags already argh! xo

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    1. I'm the same, a couple of the ones above I've had for ages! xx

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  6. i have heard that you can actually become addicted to lip balm, which is totally me! i'm a chapstick hoarder. i could be on that show hoarders, only instead of having crap everywhere i would just have chapstick. ahhhhh story of my life. ha ha!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

    p.s. -- i've always wanted to try the figs and rouge balm, just because i really love the little tin it comes in. ha ha!

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    1. haha I agree, it's definitely an addiction! :D
      The Figs & Rouge balms are really good and I always enjoy getting compliments from people who see me using them :) x

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  7. Im a bit obsessed too and Im dying to try some of your choices. some of my faves are by Principessa, Vichy & Smith's:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Ooo I've heard good things about ones from Vichy, will have to look into those :) xx

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  8. Ooh great stash! Really want to try Burts Bees and Figs and Rouge. I'm currently loving the Balance Me Rose Otto lip salve, MUA Cosmetics Love Hearts lip balm and The Body Shop Born Lippy sticks xx

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    1. Figs & Rouge are a great brand, the tins are so cute too! I saw an enormous display of the Born Lippy sticks in The Body Shop so I'll have to check those out :) xx

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  9. Fab post! I'm a little obsessive about lip balms too, I just HATE that dry lip feeling.

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  10. You have quite a collection! I love collecting them and switching from time to time. I want to try the balance me lip salve:)

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    1. I'm the same, I keep bouncing from one to the other so it takes me forever to finish any of these! I think you can get the balance Me salve with Glamour this month for £2 in the new packaging :)

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  11. The Karma Naturals balm sounds gorgeous! I'm currently using an EOS Sphere Balm, Dior Lip Glow and Lanolips.
    xo

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    1. It is lovely! I love Lanolips and EOS, would love to try the Dior too! x

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  12. So many of these are favourites of mine! I may have to try the ones you mentioned that I don't have :) I have a drawer full of lip balms =/ aha xo

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    1. They're easy things to accumulate! xx

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  13. Oh wow I would love your collection of salves. I have a huge thing about lip balms and salves and cannot resist adding to my collection continuously. :) I have the LUSH lemon flutter and is the best product ever, I have a problem with dry hands and cuticles and its just an amazing overnight treatment and I love the smell.

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    1. It is really is a great product isn't it? I've been using it for years and love that you get a huge amount of product for your money :) x

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  14. I'm the same, I'm so obsessed with lip balms. I always buy a new one even though I have so many already! I guess it's good to have a variety as you apply them so often! :D

    labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's true! I like experimenting with different ones :)

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  15. Love your collection! I also hoard lip balm. At the moment I am loving a tin of MAC Naked Honey Balm I found at the CCO. It's so good! I even bought a back up there!

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    1. Don't think I've ever tried a MAC balm apart from the tendertones, that one sounds lovely! x

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  16. This post is like heaven in a blog post for me! I'm absolutely hooked on lip balms and anything lip related really...if it goes on the lips...I pretty much love it! I love the Kiehl's lip balm and they come in so many flavours and you can't beat a bit of cheap and cheerful carmex! Great post hun :D

    http://es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, Hauls and Health posts

    xoxox

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    1. Hehe glad you like it! I have bought a Kiehl's lip balm in the past and it was AMAZING! I'd buy them all the time if it wasn't for the price! xxx

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  17. Wow, whAt a nice collection!! I want to try the stellar face balm, next. :) xx

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    1. It's really good, so handy to have in your handbag :) xx

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  19. Great post! I also love lip balms I keep them everywhere - handbag, work desk, home desk, bedside table! I have my eye on a Korres one now as well! I like the look of the balance Me balm too. Great post!

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    1. You sound like me, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I absolutely love Korres lip butters, so good! x

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  20. Oh, I'm definitely with you on this one, I have too many lip balms, glosses, tints and salves to count; but having seen the gorgeous selection you've got, I'm defintiely going to end up splurging on a couple more...Body Shop's Vitamin E stick is such a rescue remedy for winter, really saves lips from chapping xx

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    1. I'm really loving the Body Shop Vitamin E one, so moisturising, can definitely see what you mean about it being great in winter! xx

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