Punxsutawney Phil has made his declaration: spring’s coming early this year! With a swift debut of Spring Fever on the horizon—now’s the time to get your lips kissably smooth for the season of romance. Nuzzle up to this list of handmade lip balms, polishes, and oils and get ready to plant a big smooch on your sweetheart!
This lip-loving line-up will kiss cracked, dry, and chapped lips goodbye. Pick up several of your favorites to tuck into gym bags, desk drawers, car consoles, and backpacks—the right lip balm is something you never want to leave home without.
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The Polishing Duo
Maker: Oliver Klasovsky
The Polishing Duo will leave your lips plush and honey-soft. The deeply nourishing lip mask smooths out rough patches, then sweep on the lip balm to retain all-day moisture. It’s a powerful one-two punch for rough winters, leaving your lips splashed with a kiss of summertime.
Ranger Balm (NY)
Mini Discovery Lip Balm Set
Maker: Jaycee Hill
Dowse your lips with extra TLC with this Mini Discovery Set. Try the Multipurpose Original Balm, a creamy, weightless formula for ultra-dry patches, while the Blue Chamomile Multipurpose Balm’s loaded up with extra pop, a special ingredient with an herbaceous aroma that calms and soothes.
Stewart & Claire (PA)
Bare Lip Balm
Maker: Kristin Donnelly
This unscented, no-frills lip balm is a media darling, calling it “the world’s most perfect lip balm.” Steward & Claire swirls organic cocoa butter with rosehip seed oil and jojoba for a rich, creamy balm that instantly softens on contact. The totable to-go tube makes it a great travel buddy!
Saffron-Dhatelo Restoring Lip Balm
Maker: Shilpi Jain
The secret sauce here is Himalayan Dhatelo Oil, a powerful ingredient that boosts hydration and reduces visible lines. Swipe just a fingertip of this restoring balm onto your lips for a plump, enlivened shape that reduces chapping.
Honey Glow (MD)
Maker: Therese Forbes
Brighten your smackers with a honey-silken formula, handmade with velvety soft beeswax and shea butter. Get it in Original or Peppermint; both flavors are packed with ingredients to protect your lips against the harsh blows of winter.
Blooming Light Botanical Alchemy (VT)
Botanical Infused Lip Oil
Maker: Lindsey Carter
A swipe of this Botanical Infused Lip Oil combats dryness and leaves lips irresistibly soft with a delicate hint of shine. Pick from three soothing scents: Hibiscus Rose, Lavender Jasmine, or Rosemary Mint—each one is like a garden stroll for your senses.
Mint Punch Lip Balm
Maker: Jennifer Dedrick
As a self-proclaimed lip balm fanatic, Zaanti knows just what it takes to make one that you’ll want to take with you everywhere. It sinks into lips without the sticky smack, and refreshes your vibe with a zesty blend of peppermint, spearmint, and lemon zing.
Oshan Essentials (HI)
Aloha Vitality Lip Balm
Maker: Shelley Leemor
This lip balm is a love letter from the Hawaiian Islands, drenching your lips with aloha. The rich, sunshine-yellow whip leaves your lips supple and sleek. Plus, it’s formulated to go anywhere—it won’t melt in your car, bag, or pocket.
True It Naturals (NJ)
Bee Strong Rose Lip Balm
Maker: Laura Truitt
This lip balm is made from organic local beeswax and dusted with a romantic and airy rose essential oil. But don’t let the gentle scent fool you; this lip balm is strong where it counts. It locks in moisture and hydration without leaving behind a sticky or oily residue.
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