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Burt’s Bees Lip Balm


Burt's Bees

Classic Burt’s Bees lip balm in its original, minty configuration is an oldie but a goodie. Available in most drug stores, it’s a good option for those moments when you’re having a lip balm emergency (they happen!).

It’s also my favorite lip balm to keep in the car because for some mysterious reason, even on the hottest days, it does not melt into a liquid state (always a danger with other balms during the summer months).

Burt's Bees ingredients

Truly, the only issue I run into with Burt’s Bees is its flavor. I love it, but my husband has a weird aversion to all things mint. So I’m less likely to get a kiss if I’ve applied it recently. Those are the breaks!

Details: Comes in a .15 ounce tube. Contains beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil,vitamin E, lanolin, peppermint oil, comfrey root extract, and rosemary extract. Costs $3-4.

Disclosure: I have several tubes scattered around my world and I bought them all.


  1. Ooooh I love Burts! The beeswax base is what keeps it from melting.

  2. speaking of Burt’s Bees, I really like their Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme and wonder how it stacks up to the Rescue Balm you posted about a few weeks ago (which I haven’t picked up yet, because I’m obsessed with the Beeswax Hand Creme). Have you tried it? 🙂

  3. Really? It doesn’t melt in the car? I shall test this out! I do find this one to not want to go on so easily. Seems kind of hard.

    • I’ve found that it doesn’t. However, we rarely have days above 100 degrees F in Philadelphia, so if you live someplace hotter, you may have different results.

  4. Burt’s does come in other flavors than mint; the top is a different color. I’ve seen pomegranate and grapefruit, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there were others.

    • It does, but they’re not nearly as beeswax intensive. I actually plan on covering some of their other flavors in future posts!

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