Hurraw! Lip Balm Review
Posted on 26 November 2015 by Leonie Satori
What makes Hurraw! Lip Balm different to other lip balms? What is an Ayurvedic lip balm? Find answers to these and other lip balm related questions in this article.
What is a lip balm?
Ok. It might seem like a silly question, but we need to clear up some differences here. A lip balm, from our understanding is a moisturiser for your lips; it can come in a little pot or in a stick. A lip balm is different to a lip gloss, which will add a shine or a gloss to your lips and also different to a lipstick which is to apply colour to your lips. Generally, bees wax is used to keep a lip balm in a semi solid format so that it can be carried and applied easily.
So what makes Hurraw! Lip Balm different to other lip balms?
Apart from focussing on organically sourced ingredients, one factor that separates Hurraw! Lip Balms from the rest is the pure natural vegan ingredients. Rather than relying on bees wax to enable easy application, Hurraw! uses a natural vegan wax called candelilla wax to keep their lip balms in a solid format. This makes Hurraw! Lip Balm one of the only vegan lip balms available on the market. Another factor that sets Hurraw! Lip Balms from the pack are their interesting take on combining herbs, particularly Ayurvedic herbs with organic essential oils to produce not only natural and moisturising lip balms, but lip balms that are therapeutic, herbal, flavourful and fun.
Did you say vegan lip balm?
Yes, Hurraw! Lip Balms are entirely vegan, so vegans can now feel comfortable that their lips are moist, kissable and bees wax free.
So what is an Ayurvedic lip balm?
Hurraw! has taken some time to understand the basic principles of Ayurvedic medicine to create three fabulous vegan lip balms for each of the Ayurvedic doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian form of medicine that considers the five elements found in nature (ether, air, fire, water and earth) to influence overall health and healing. The combination and balance of these five elements influences the dominant constitution or dosha in the body and will have an influence on everything from emotions and digestion to skin type. Without going into too much detail on Ayurvedic doshas: Vata types tend to quite dry cracked skin that can be affected by cold wind, Pitta type skin tends to rashes, redness and heat and Kapha skin tends to be more moist and a little oily.
How well does Hurraw! Lip Balm apply?
I am the first to admit that I was anticipating a dry and difficult to apply lip balm, however, I was pleasantly surprised when I first used my Hurraw! Lip Balm. Knowing that the Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm is most suited for my constitution in the summer months, I chose to sample and review this Ayurvedic lip balm. Smooth, delicate and easy to apply, I found my new Hurraw! Lip Balm stays solid even on hot days and applies evenly to my lips without being too dry or oily.
Using the Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm is not like any other lip balms, as the intention of this lip balm is to both hydrate the skin and cool the heat of pitta and I found the cooling nature of this lip balm quite an experience. A little bit hard to describe, but the sensation that I felt with using the Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm is similar to when you use a heat rub on sore muscles. When you first apply the Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm it tastes sweet and minty, as you rub your lips together you begin to feel the cool air on your lips, and the minty sensation becomes tingly and refreshing.
Would I buy this lip balm again?
This Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm has fast become my favourite. I love the sensation of using this lip balm, the texture is good, it's vegan and it's based on Ayurvedic principles. I think once I have used my Hurraw! Pitta Lip Balm though, I will be moving to the Hurraw! Moon Balm with chamomile rose and vanilla … or maybe the Chai Spice Lip Balm – I just haven't decided yet.
Purchase your very own Hurraw! Lip Balm through our online store, or visit our health store in Lismore NSW Australia.
About the Author
Leonie is a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist with a passion for good food, healthy living and of course, herbal medicine. When she is not consulting in her wellness clinic in Lismore or blogging about nutrition, Ayurvedic Medicine or natural health, she is studying yoga, growing her own herbs and vegetables or quietly walking in the natural bush land in Northern Rivers NSW.
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