Who likes chapped lips? No one! So we buy whatever we can without giving any consideration (or at least much consideration) to the active ingredients. Lip balms can provide comfort, but can also make dry lips even drier. That's because most commercial brands are 75% beeswax, which - at that ratio - removes moisture from the skin instead of creating a protective "moisture locking" barrier. In other words, most brands dehydrate your lips enough that you want to re-apply them over and over, but every time you apply it, you dehydrate your lips even more.
Sweet Harvest Farms uses Humectants like organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, and organic castor oil to create a physical barrier to prevent water loss. They also add organic vitamin E and just the tiniest pinch of beeswax (Occlusive). "Humectants hold on to water and Occlusives keep it from evaporating," explains Dr. Baumann. "Without Occlusives, the moisture that the Humectants pulls out simply vanishes on the surface of the skin, leaving lips drier than they were in the first place."
Then there are Ceramides that hold the skin together to form a protective layer helping to prevent moisture loss and damage from cold, dry, and other environmental stressors. Ceramide also helps to keep your skin supple. All the oils we use contain these as well.
This lip smoothie has a simple organic peppermint / lemongrass flavor.
Sweet Harvest Farms' Lip Smoothie is made with jojoba oil, shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E (tocopherol).