THAYERS NATURAL BLOG

Winter-Proof Your Lips

There are a lot of good things that come with colder weather – cozy sweaters, wood-burning fireplaces, comforting soups, and the Holiday season. But colder weather can wreak havoc on your skin, making it dry, irritated, and flaky. This is most common on unprotected areas, such as your face and lips. The skin on your lips is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body. Choosing a lip balm like our certified organic Slippery Elm Slip Balms is an integral part of keeping the skin on your lips soft and hydrated all season long.

Chapped, Cracked Lips?

Chapped lips are uncomfortable. They can be embarrassing and even painful. Enriched with antioxidants, our Slip Balms are a nourishing addition to your skin care routine any time of the year, but especially during the colder months. These certified organic lip balms work quickly to hydrate lips and relieve chapped, cracked and peeling lips. Our Slip Balms are available in three scents, and each variety contains the same base of skin-loving nutrients to hydrate lips in the toughest conditions.

Skin-Soothing Extracts

As their name suggests, our Slippery Elm Slip Balms contain organic Slippery Elm extract. The name refers to the texture of the inner bark, which is the medicinal part of the tree. Native Americans used the inner bark to make healing salves for wounds and infections. They also used Slippery elm orally to support their immune health. Today, the inner bark of the tree is dried and powdered and when used topically, Slippery elm provides soothing, skin-healing properties.

Another herbal extract in our lip balm formula is organic rosemary extract. Rosemary is one of the oldest skin-soothing botanicals, and the properties of rosemary extract help relieve the discomfort that comes from redness and swelling on chapped lips. This is an essential quality to defend lips from harsh environments.

Plant-Based Oils

Slippery Elm is combined with a variety of plant-based oils that penetrate the lips for deep relief. This includes organic sunflower oil, which is rich in Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant. Sunflower oil is also soothing and highly moisturizing, which fights dryness. Another popular plant-based oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, helps relieve dryness and redness because it contains many vitamins and minerals that support skin hydration. This includes oleic acid and Vitamin E.

Finally, this unique blend is topped off with organic hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which helps keep lips plump and moisturized.

Slippery Elm Slip Balm Scents

When it comes to protecting your lips and ensuring they stay kissably soft, everyone will have a different scent preference. That’s why we have three different scents to choose from, and all three are perennial favorites. The first scent is Vanilla Bean, made with natural vanilla extract. Not only does vanilla smell delicious, it also contains antioxidants that nourish skin. Secondly, and a festive choice is a cooling Peppermint balm made with peppermint extract. Peppermint is soothing on the skin. Finally, the third scent available is juicy Orange Grove.  This is made with orange oil, which is known for promoting skin smoothness.

No matter what your scent preference is, the ingredients in our Slippery Elm Slip Balms are carefully selected for its ability to protect the most delicate skin from the elements.

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