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As lip balms have a way of going missing, we recommend leaving each one in a place you might need it so you’re never without.

S.W. Basics

Birchbox Breakdown

Ease the pain of chapped lips with this Brooklyn-based brand’s all-natural balms. Packaged in a tin not unlike the one that houses your favorite mints, this set of four balms (Peppermint, Cocoa, Cinnamon, and Citrus) is like a beeswax-based buffet. Each flavor soothes dry, cracked mouths without any residue or shine.

How it Works

S.W. Basics uses select organic and fair trade ingredients to create all their highly potent balms. The base of each flavor is an effective blend of natural wax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Fewer additives means less irritation, so these are perfect for more sensitive skin.

How to Use

Grab your balm of choice, pop off the cap, and twist the base of the stick to expose a small amount of the balm. Apply to dry lips as often as needed.

Beeswax or candelilla wax, extra-virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, essential oils (In citrus, cinnamon, and peppermint options)

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Great product
Purchased

I got these for use at home. I will say, do not leave these in your car on a hot day. They become liquidy just being in my pocket. however, for the pureness of the product, they are great. I think my favorite is the cinnamon which has more cardamom and reminds me of norwegian treats like krumkake. Yum!

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Great natural lip balm

I am always looking for natural products and I'm so happy I found this brand. The lip balms are great but be careful during the summer since they tend to melt!

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Awesome chap stick!
Purchased

Love the simple ingredients and variety in scent/flavor (though they all have strong coconut undertones). They go on smooth and hydrate my sensitive lips without irritating. I am deducting one star because the sticks are so sensitive to temperature changes and once they warm up too much they never seem to go back to their original texture. I can't even keep a stick in my pocket without it getting too soft.

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Great balm

I really liked this lip balm. The texture is very nice, it moiturized my lips rather well. It held up against the awful winter we had here without issue.

The only think that I did not enjoy about this product was the smell of the "citrus" balm, it literally smelled like dry dog food. It was nauseating. I used the other scents instead.

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Love it
Purchased

I love the packaging
I love the colors
I love the scents
I love flavors
I love the price
I love the feel

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great as a moisturizer
Purchased

this product has wonderful moisturizing effects, but I'm not the biggest fan of the scents. they are a little too overpowering & the cinnamon kind of burns my lips. I'd be wiling to try the product again perhaps with more fruity scents.

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Smoooooth

I love these! I gave several away as stocking stuffers and I wish I had kept them all! I keep one next to my he'd and the other in my makeup bag to use over lip stains.

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I LOVE IT!

This is some really amazing lip balm! It leaves your lips silky,smooth and soft! When you apply it, it is almost like a lip gloss! And only 3 ingredients! You cant beat that!

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Great smell! Very moisturizing

I really do like these lip balms and I enjoy the fragrances. The only con (and it is a small one) is that they are very soft so if you apply with a strong touch they "smash." The fragrances are very pleasant and getting 4 tubes at once means you can keep your lips soft and smooth.

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amazing!

I got the cinnamon in a box. Honestly, I thought I'd hate because it was cinnamon, but I has become my favorite lip balm!! I can't wait to run out so I can buy more! I think peppermint may be in my future also.

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