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WARNING: Over-The-Counter Lip Balms Are Toxic!

Tips For Healthy Lips!


Colder, drier weather can lead to many skin and health problems, the most notable one being chapped lips. But before you grab that over-the-counter lip balm promising moist and hydrated lips, you need to know this: over-the-counter lips balms can contain potentially toxic ingredients.

Unfortunately, this is a problem that affects everyone, as the skin on your lips doesn’t contain any oil glands, making the skin there MORE SENSITIVE than the skin on the rest of your body, and MORE VULNERABLE to the colder and drier fall climate. (1)

But before you resign yourself to having chapped lips or health problems as a result of over-the-counter lip balms, you need to know that there is an ALL-NATURAL SOLUTION to this lip problem, so you can not only enjoy hydrated lips with no unhealthy side effects, but also a more comfortable and pain-free fall.

In this blog we talk about the dangerous chemicals found in over-the-counter lip products, and how you can enjoy SMOOTH and HEALTHY LIPS all fall long!






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The first thing to know about over-the-counter lip balms is that even the so-called natural ones found on shelves today can contain toxic ingredients capable of causing both short and long term health problems. Some of these ingredients include propylene glycol, alcohol, parabens, artificial fragrances, and menthol.

Another common ingredient that can have debilitating consequences on your health is petroleum. Yup, that petroleum. Aside from the obvious dangers of putting something talked about in mechanic shops on your lips, petroleum suffocates your skin, creating a tight layer over your skin that can facilitate bacteria and unhealthy compound growth. (2)

The problem with any kind of lip balm is that your lips are so thin that any ingredient inside your lip balm will be more easily absorbed. Not only that, but the application being on your lips means that you’re also more likely to accidentally swallow the products when licking your lips, drinking, or eating – making the ingredients inside your lip balm that much more important. (3)


QUICK TIP: Licking your lips makes your lips drier by breaking down your skin’s barrier and important skin tissues. Protect your lips from the weather (and yourself!) by using GARNER’S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL LIP BALM! (4)


If you’re unsure how dangerous over-the-counter lips balms can be, you can see for yourself by checking the ingredient list. This is one way to overcome a common over-the-counter lip balm trick, which is using a featured ingredient to get you to buy their product without checking the rest of the ingredients on the tube.


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Sometimes, the featured ingredients in over-the-counter lip balms contain artificial colors to make them more appealing for you to buy. Unfortunately, these colors are synthetic, and are usually derived from coal-tar or metals. Additionally, artificial red dyes are known to come from dead bugs, so it’s best to GO ALL-NATURAL immediately, and protect your lips and animals today. (5)

Another irritating ingredient found in over-the-counter lip balms that can be harmful to your skin is salicylic acid, which can actually make your lips feel even drier. This can cause you to grab even more lip balm, catching you in a terrible cycle of chemicals and dryness that can hurt you all fall long. To avoid this, GO ALL-NATURAL and feel safe and comfortable this season. (6)


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The dangers of artificial colors is also related to another trick over-the-counter manufacturers try to sell: artificial flavors. In fact, many manufacturers use a common FDA shortcut where they can pretty much include whatever ingredient they want under the moniker of fragrance. The problem with this is that many times, these artificial colors and dyes can leave people not knowing what’s really in their lip balm.

Now here’s an ingredient found in many over-the-counter lip balms that can cause you serious harm – BHT. Its full name is butylated hydroxytoluene, and this commonly found ingredient not only causes developmental problems, but also messes with your endocrine system and can cause cancer. (7)


Beeswax is a natural ingredient that can remedy and protect dry lips. Find beeswax and other all-natural ingredients in GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL LIP BALM today!


Another potential danger of over-the-counter lip balms is the opportunity of developing an allergic reaction. This is because many over-the-counter lip balms can cause rashes resembling chapped lips, and can lead to irritation you might associate with the fall weather. (8)


QUICK TIP: Surprisingly, many people turn to lip balm as a distraction from stress in their daily lives. Enjoy a relaxed life and smooth lips today by using GARNER’S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL LIP BALM! (9)


The important thing to know about lip balm and how it relates to fall is that many times, chapped lips cannot be avoided. This is because the weather outside could easily dry out your lips, as can simple things you may not think of, such as breathing through your nose and licking your lips.

With this in mind, it’s important to be extra careful in windy, cold, and sunny weather, as these conditions can cause dry lips even more. And if your lips do get too dry, it can affect your day-to-day life, causing you discomfort all day long. (10)

To help judge whether a lip balm is right for you, check the ingredient list and ask yourself if this product is safe for the environment, or if it’s something you’d be okay accidentally eating. If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you definitely shouldn’t put the product on your lips. (11)



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