Yes, I’m dropping petroleum-based lip balms like I dropped Grade 12 Biology — and hopefully, I will once again have zero regrets.
This may seem like a piddly, insignificant change, but try to understand that when you’re as addicted to Blistex Lip Medex as I am, it gets kinda serious. I literally scraped the bottom of my jar with every finger, getting the absolute last remnant of camphor, petrolatum and benzyl-alcohol goodness before finally conceding it was done. Then, all solemn and chapped, I made my way to the Big Carrot and asked for a natural substitute that might compare.
The store clerk said I should try this one by Weleda, the most popular lip balm they had. It doesn’t have that tingly feeling the Blistex stuff does, but it goes on well and lasts for at least a few hours. When my 365 days are finally up, I’ll probably go back to my beloved synthetic goo, but I can handle this switch for now.