Green beauty: How to make your own three-ingredient natural lip balm

Lip balm is an item many of us use every day. But did you know that the ingredients in many different brands of lip balm can actually dry out your lips? These ingredients, which include aluminum salts, preservatives, artificial flavors and petroleum-based products, can also be toxic and experts advise that they shouldn't be used anywhere near the mucus membranes.

So what's a safe alternative? Natural lip balms made with pure, non-toxic ingredients are much better for your skin. To be sure your balm is made with quality components, why not make your own?