Burt’s Bees lip balm is the only kind that I use. It’s made of natural ingredients and soothes sore, chapped lips– that should be obvious; it is what the product is intended for. Over the years of loving this product though, I have discovered some other useful applications for it in everyday life. Here are some of my little secrets, in hopes that you can find them useful, too!
Here in the Midwest, mosquito season can be a real and literal pain. The summer months turn some of us into walking buffet tables for the little monsters, and even with prevention in the form of your spray of choice or natural deterrents– the occasional bite is almost inevitable. Instead of buying itch relief creams, I have taken to using my little yellow tube of lip balm to soothe that itch and burn. Whenever it starts to flare up, just swipe a little Burt’s Bees on it and forget it! This works with flea and other types of bug bites too.
As a crafty person, my cuticles are always a wreck. Especially in the winter months, they can get pretty dry and cracked; even painful. I’ve found that applying a little bit of Burt’s Bees right after a shower can really help your body hold the moisture in. Just smooth a little on around your fingernails at the dry areas, and keep it up a couple of times a day– and you should find yourself seeing some improvements. Not to mention, the minty scent is nice and refreshing.
Dry And Irritated Skin
If you have a tendency towards dry, itchy patches of skin– relief is at your fingertips. I know I get them sometimes, and now I always reach for my Burt’s Bees. Just applying a thin layer over the spot in question is almost instantly soothing. It also helps to repair the dry parts. Of course, if you have a chronic skin condition you should always consult your doctor about it first, and stick to your medication regimen. As much as I stick by my experiences, I am by no means a medical professional!
Colds and Allergies
Here, my Burt’s Bees serves up a double whammy. If you’re suffering from a head cold, chances are you know what it’s like to have a raw nose from all of that sniffling and blowing. Tissues can be very unforgiving and remove the skin’s natural oils, causing the skin to dry out and sometimes even scab over and crack rather painfully. My remedy for this is again, the use of the lip balm. I apply it to the edges of my nostrils whenever it gets painful, and that mint scent will really help to open up your sinuses, too!
In the end, maybe I’m just overly enthusiastic about my lip balm, but I’ve definitely found all of these applications to be tried and true for me. Next time you’ve got an itch, don’t forget about your handy Burt’s Bees lip balm!