These herbal lip balms (pictured) not only soothe my dry lips, but also my environmentally sensitive conscience. Honestly, somewhere out there, there is a landfill full of my disgarded and lost chapsticks, balms and glosses. Well, I’m relieving some guilt since I found Phoenix Botanicals. Run by the nature-loving Irina, the company makes these aesthetically pleasing balms from biodegradable recycled paper and organic ingredients. You can get all three flavors — Wild Rose, Little Wing and Wild Mint — for $16, or you can also purchase them individually for $6 each.
Also available in eco-friendly packaging is Wild Rose Balm (not to be confused with the lip variety), a super nourishing moisturizer for your skin. Made with handpicked fresh wild roses and rose hips in organic olive oil and organic shea butter, this stuff smells good, feels good, and looks good — it’s the hat trick of balms. And when I accidentally lose it, I can have peace of mind knowing it will disappear into nothing.