11 Non Petroleum Lip Balm Brands in [2020]

The use of mineral oils in lip care has been controversially discussed between consumer groups and manufacturers for years. The critics consider the use of petroleum derivatives such as Cera Microcristallina (CM), ozokerite (O), paraffin (P), paraffin liquidum (PL) and petrolatum (Ptr) in lip care as potentially harmful.

Especially the purification processes are under suspicion. Despite the technical progress, aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) and saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) enter the cosmetics and then may accumulate in the human body.

They hydrocarbons are considered potentially carcinogenic. Conventional manufacturers, on the other hand, assume that the petroleum based ingredients used in cosmetics  are completely harmless.

Dangerous substances in the lip care include:

  • Cera Microcristallina
  • Petrolatum (Vaseline)
  • Ozocerites
  • Microcrystalline Wax
  • Paraffinum Liquidum
  • Benzophenone-3 (UV filter)
  • BHT (antioxidant)

Fortunately, every consumer can decide whether or not he or she wants to apply these substances to the lips and thus to his or her mouth.

Today, there are a number of brands who have developed natural alternatives using mainly plant based ingredients and beewax. The Hurraw! Lip Balms are even vegan.

And the good news is that these lip balms are not necessarily more expensive than there conventional counterparts  that are based on mineral oil.

A selection of petroleum free lip balm brands

Sky Organics

Organic Lip balms using Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula and Natural Organic Flavors.

  • NON-GMO, Gluten free, free of Petroleum or petroleum derivatives
  • Never tested on animals
  • Packaging is completely recyclable
  • USDA Certified
  • Flavors: Luscious Tahitian Vanilla, Tropical Coconut, Eucalyptus Mint, Cherry Bomb, Tangy Citrus and Strawberry Bliss

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm

Infused with powerful fruit extracts and Beeswax to moisturize and renew the lip

  • made with 100% natural ingredients
  • No parabens, Phthalates, petrolatum or SLS
  • Flavors: Coconut & Pear, Pink Grapefruit, Mango and Pomegranate

Art Naturals® 100% Natural Lip Balm Beeswax

Natural beeswax combined with Jojoba, Coconut and Sunflower seed oils to moisturize and protect the lips.

  • Petroleum free
  • Paraben free
  • Cruelty free
  • Flavors: Island Coconut, Passion Pitaya, Mango Papaya, Hibiscus Blossom, Grapefruit Tonic, Eucalyptus Mint.

Sierra Bees, Organic Lip Balms

Organic beewax with Sunflower Seed Oil

  • certfied USDA Organic
  • No GMOs
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten Free

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm

Made with Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba, Avocado and Hemp oils

  • No synthetic ingredients
  • Certified organic to USDA National Organic Program standards
  • Flavors: Peppermint, Naked, Lemon Lime, Orange Ginger

ELEVATE Organic Lip Balm

With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Peppermint Essential Oils

  • SPF 15
  • NO toxic chemicals, fillers, or artificial sweeteners
  • No soy, no petroleum or petroleum derivatives

Earth Exotic Organic Beewax Lip Balm

With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and natural flavors

  • Soy-free, petroleum-free, filler-free, and free of artificial flavors and colors
  • Flavors: Green Tea, Asian Pear, Pomegranate and Acai Berry

La Lune Naturals Lip Balm

with Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula and Natural Organic Flavors

  • Non-toxic, Non-GMO, Gluten free
  • NO chemicals, NO petroleum or petroleum derivatives
  • NO fillers, No soy
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Made in the USA
  • Flavors: Vanilla Bean, Raspberry, Asian Pear, Peppermint

Badger Classic Lip Balm

Made with Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Beeswax, with Seabuckthorn and Rosehip Extracts, and organic Aloe Vera Extract

  • No petroleum, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Flavors: Tangerine Breeze, Lavender & Orange, Vanilla Madagascar, Pink Grapefruit

Beauty by Earth Peppermint Beeswax Organic Lip Balm

With Beeswax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Lanolin, Vitamin E (non-GMO), Peppermint, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Cocoa Seed Butter

  • No toxic chemicals, no petroleum or petroleum derivatives
  • No soy, no corn, no fillers
  • Made in the USA

Hurraw! Lip Balms – Vegan Lip Balm

Organic, Vegan Lip Balm with plant-based raw ingredients only

  • Non GMO, Gluten free,
    Made in Whitefish, Montana U.S.A

List of Ingredients: #

Alkanna tinctoria (alkanet) infused Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, organic flavors, Tocopherols (sunflower).
*organic & cold pressed ‡wildcrafted

Eco Lips – Lip Balm Mongo Kiss

With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E.

For Adults and Kids

  • NON-GMO, Gluten free
  • No chemicals, no petroleum
  • No soy, no corn
  • certified USDA Organic

There are plenty of non-petroleum Lip Balms on the market. You don’t even have to spend significantly more money to avoid mineral oil based substances or your and your family members lips.