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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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Pay attention to the scents!!!
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Other reviewers have mentioned that the more powerful scents overpower the softer scents in the tin. I didn't pay attention to this problem and unfortunately, now I know they were right. The cocoa scent has been completely absorbed into the citrus scent, which is a bit of a gross combination (and the fake scent of cocoa is completely unappealing to me). I would honestly only recommend this to someone interested in a chocolate scented lip balm because it is so strong. The others, that I thought I would enjoy, aren't very strong and have been totally overpowered by the cocoa. The tin/balms are cute, and the lip balm works, but if you're not one for very strong, specific scents, I wouldn't recommend it.

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Very Moisturizing
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I really love how moisturized my lips feel after using these and the natural ingredients last quite a while. My only complaints are the smell of the cinnamon and the citus. I have the peppermint to my husband so I can't say if this applies to it, but the cocoa smell it's so strong from the cocoa butter that they smell really funky mixed. It's this the cinnamon and cocoa butter and citrus and cocoa butter and trying to over power each other. The smells wear down a bit after it starts absorbing but it's bad when you first apply them.

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Best lip balm EVER!!
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This is the best lip balm I have ever tried! Usually natural balms don't last very long, but this is the exception. They last a long time and keep my lips soft. I have an allergy to most other lip balms (imagine what a duck looks like) and I am just so happy that Birchbox introduced me to this company!!

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So great
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I consider myself balm obsessed. I recently heard this is so great and not waxy!!! I agree. It's like butter. I have been exfoliating and using this and it's a great combo.

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Perfection
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I am obsessed with chapstick of any brand and any flavor. I am always trying new ones! These are perfect. The tin is handy for always knowing where they are, and the different options give me a chance to mix it up!

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Best Lip Balm Ever
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I purchased this tin of 4 last year at this time and still haven't used it all even though I use it multiple times a day! It moisturizes very well (better than anything else I've used) and the beeswax is softer than normal balms so you can use less of it. One tube of it lasts me 4-6 months and I highly recommend it. I bought another tin this year to give as a gift. If you love lip balm, give this a try. You won't regret it.

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Chocolate perfection
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Makes my lips feels smooth, without a waxy build up. The chocolate smell is delightful. I like that it is a smell, but not a taste, otherwise, I would be tempted to lick it all off. Will definitely buy again.

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LOVE!
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These are all natural, smell great, and if you live in a really dry climate, they are amazing. They are very oily because of the ingredients but I am really okay with that. Sitting at my desk not talking to anyone and at home they make my lips so moisturized it's unbelievable. I have never gotten just a "chap stick" at a drug store that worked this well or smelled so good. Last year I gave them to friends in the Snow Day box and they loved them so I bought the whole pack for myself this year!

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Love the peppermint!
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Great lip balms! Very hydrating and smell great! My 3 year old fights me for these! I use one every night before bed.

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Cinnamon lip balm is my favorite!
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I received the cinnamon lip balm in the Snow Day box last year and loved it sooo much. It smells absolutely heavenly, I had to get more of it but it was only sold in this set. I actually really liked the set, all of them smell amazing and they really moisturize.

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