Battle of the Balms: The Vegan Lip Balm Smackdown


I don’t know about you, but I am not generally obsessed with very many “things” in life. Ok maybe a few things: a nice bubbly glass of chilled St. Germain, cowgirl boots (vegan of course), soft clean sheets, my super-absorbent hair towel and…well…lip balm. Yup, I am so into lip balms that I think I can officially call myself a lip balm connoisseur. I could even go as far as calling myself a lip balm fiend. I jones for my favorite tube many times during the day, whether or not my lips are dry. Applying lip balm is the the last thing I do before going to bed, and one of the first things I do every morning. I have a tube of my favorite balm next to my bed, in the pouch of my purse, on the counter in the bathroom, and of course, in the glovebox of my car. I’ve made sure to cover all my territories so that I never have to go without. I love lip balm so much that I dream about it.

 

Do you dream of vegan lip balm like me?
Do you dream of vegan lip balm like me?

 

Have I mentioned that I love lip balm? Even though I am a lip balm junkie, not just any balm will do. There are so many balms on the market now, so many flavors (red velvet, chocolate mint chip, chai spice), plus so many types (organic and natural, bee free, nut free, gluten free) and the list goes on. I recently made it my mission to try nearly all the vegan lip balms that I could get my hands, I mean lips, on. I thought it would be a great idea to sample as many vegan lip balms as possible to showcase them for all of you and also to find out which, in my humble opinion, tastes, feels the yummiest and lasts the longest. And, with dry weather and winter quickly approaching, not to mention gift giving season, I thought this list may come in handy as a great reference for those of you who are also lovers of the “balm” as well.

Here’s the lowdown on the lip balms I tried. Please note these are not all the vegan lip balms that are available, just ones that I had access to. Also note that many of these balms come in different flavors in addition to what I have featured here.

 

 The Merry Hempsters ~ Cinnamon flavor

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The Merry Hempsters Vegan Hemp Lip Balm ~ Cinnamon flavor

Facts:

– Ingredients are certified organic (main ingredient hemp)

– 0.14 ounce tube

– Price ~ $2.99/tube

– Other vegan flavors available: Vanilla, Orange, Peppermint, Lemon-Lime, Spearmint & Natural

– Website: http://merryhempsters.com/index.php

Review:

– Strong cinnamon flavor

– Hemp flavor

– Applies smoothly

– Tingly on the lips

– 3 star rating * * *

 

Meow Meow Tweet ~ Cocoa flavor

Meow Meow Tweet Vegan Lip Balm ~ Cocoa flavor
Meow Meow Tweet Vegan Lip Balm ~ Cocoa flavor

Facts:

– Organic

– 0.16 ounce tube

– Price ~ $5.95/tube

– Other flavors available: Rosemary Eucalyptus, Grapefruit Clove, Tangerine Lime & Cinnamon Mint

– Website: http://meowmeowtweet.myshopify.com

Review:

– Applies smoothly

– Hemp-like taste

– Creative company name

– Balm can clump, especially if balm gets too hot or cold

– 3 star rating * * *

 

Booda Butter ~Naked flavor

Booda Butter Vegan Lip Balm ~ Naked flavor
Booda Butter Vegan Lip Balm ~ Naked flavor

Facts:

– Organic

– Raw

– Soy free

– Gluten-free

– Certified vegan

– Cruelty-free

– Naked (no) flavor

– 0.15 ounce tube

– Price ~ $3.95/tube

– Website: http://www.boodaorganics.com/butter-tube.html

Review:

– Ultra smooth

– Feels nourishing

– Slightly greasy feeling

– 4 star rating * * * *

 

Soothing Touch ~ Vanilla Chai flavor

Soothing Touch Vegan Lip Balm ~ Vanilla Chai flavor
Soothing Touch Vegan Lip Balm ~ Vanilla Chai flavor

Facts:

– 76% organic

– Fair Trade

– .25 ounce tube

– No synthetics

– No parabens

– Price ~ $2.99 – $3.99

– Website: http://www.soothingtouch.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VANILLA-CHAI-VEGAN

Review:

– Smells/tastes delicious

– Large tube size

– Goes on sticky, not smooth

– 3 star rating * * *

 

Revive Lip Shimmer

Revive Vegan Lip Shimmer
Revive Vegan Lip (balm) Shimmer

Facts:

– 90% organic

– 0.15 ounce tube

– Price ~ $3.00

– Website: www.aromatictraditions.com

Review:

– Strong orange spice flavor

– Applies smoothly

– Not more “shimmery” than other lip balms

– 3 star rating * * *

 

The Fanicful Fox Fat Pucker ~ Chocomint flavor

The Fanciful Fox Fat Pucker Vegan Lip Balm ~ Chocomint flavor
The Fanciful Fox Fat Pucker Vegan Lip Balm ~ Chocomint flavor

Facts:

– 1 ounce tube (Fat Pucker size)

– Biodegradable packaging

– No synthetic/artificial ingredients

– Other flavors available: Tangerine, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Chai, Root Beer, Blueberry Cheesecake, Butter Pecan, Lemon Pie, Lychee & Black Cherry

– Website: http://www.fancifulfox.bigcartel.com/product/flavored-lip-balm

Review:

– Tingly to the lips

– Strong chocolate/minty flavor

– Applies smoothly

– Feels fresh

– Flavor available in smaller tube size

– One of many amazing flavors to choose from

– 5 star rating * * * * *

 

Ladybug Jane ~ Cotton Candy flavor

Ladybug Jane Vegan Lip Balm ~ Cotton Candy flavor
Ladybug Jane Vegan Lip Balm ~ Cotton Candy flavor

Facts:

– 100% organic

– Petroleum-free

– Nut-free

– 0.14 ounce tube

– Price ~ $3.99

– Other flavors available: Bubble Gum, Bursting Berry, Calming Lavender, Caramel Popcorn, Cheery Cherry, Crazy Coconut, Fresh Mint, Grapefruit Goddess, Groovy Grape, Orange Bliss, Plain Jane, Pomegranate, Rich Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Strawberry, Tropical Mango, Vanilla Cupcake, Wacky Watermelon

– Website: http://www.ladybugjane.com/shop

Review: 

– Applies sticky, not smoothly

– Has an artificial flavor

– Smells yummy

– 3 star rating * * *

 

Eco Lips ~ Bee Free ~ Lemon Lime flavor

Eco Lips Bee Free ~ Lemon-Lime flavor
Eco Lips Bee Free ~ Lemon-Lime flavor

Facts:

– Fair Trade

– GMO-free

– 0.15 ounce tube

– Price ~ $3.49/tube

– Other vegan flavors available: Spearmint, Pomegranate & unflavored

– Website: http://www.ecolips.com/store/category/17-vegan-lip-balms.aspx

Review: 

– Goes on ultra smooth

– Prominent lemon-lime flavor

– Long lasting

– 4 star rating * * * *

 

Crazy Rumors ~ French Vanilla flavor 

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Crazy Rumors Vegan Lip Balm ~ French Vanilla flavor

Facts:

– 100% natural, not organic

– 0.15 ounce tube

– Leaping Bunny certified (cruelty-free)

– Other vegan flavors available: Gingerbread, Peppermint Twist, Candy Corn, Spiced Chai, Ginger Ale, Coffee Bean, Orange Juice, Raspberry Sorbet, Red Velvet, Pistachio, Star Anise, Red Hibiscus and many more

– Website: http://crazyrumors.com/all-natural-lip-balms.html

Review: 

– Applies smoothly

– Amazing and creative array flavors to choose from

– All flavors taste yummy

– 5 star rating * * * * *

 

Of all the flavors and types of vegan lip balms that I tried, I bet you’re wondering which was my favorite? Which is the tube that I to have within reach at a moment’s notice? Which balm should I put in my the stockings of my family members this Christmas? Are you ready? Wait for it…my #1 favorite lip balm is…well, it’s a TIE! I simply couldn’t decide between Crazy Rumors and The Fanciful Fox! They are both my TOP picks!

Over the years, of all the lip balms that I have sampled, none have compared to the taste, smell and feel of these two incredible brands. Plus, they both have the most creatively unique flavors of all the other lip balm companies I have ever known, vegan or not. Make sure you ask Santa to fill your stocking with these lip smackingly good flavors and brands this season. Happy winter everyone and here’s to happy vegan lips!

 

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