Plastic-Free Lip Balm

When your lips are chapped or cracked, desperation for relief is immediate. Reach for Blue Heron Botanicals lip balm. 

Even if made of “recyclable” plastic, most lip balm tubes get trapped in recycling conveyor belts, ultimately being buried in landfills. Send those back to Terracycle

Benefits of Blue Heron Botanicals: 

  • Zero-waste packaging – 100% post-consumer waste cardboard squishable tubes are fully compostable. Even at home. 
  • Great flavors – sweet orange, strawberry watermelon, coastal berry, pacific mint, pink grapefruit, and all-natural (unflavored). 
  • Clean, organic ingredients. 
  • Lasts long.
  • Blue Heron Botanicals is a solar-powered facility. 
  • Each purchase supports ocean conservation, plastic-pollution education, and plastic-waste removal. 

In fact, each product sold supports rescuing baby sea turtles. So far, almost 80,000 turtles have been given a second chance of survival through this partnership. 

Other ways to avoid chapped lips

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Counter-intuitively, not licking your lips. 
  • Avoid chemical-based lip balms; they damage that sensitive skin more than protect it, requiring more application. 


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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