Bee Sweet Lip Balm in Cardamom, $10

Created by Pamela Bucklinger—who cares about the declining bee population and plastic pollution problem—Bee Sweet is a sweet and simple line of lip balms that come in a biodegradable paper tube. Bucklinger uses beeswax from a Virginia bee farmer plus all-natural plant oils for crazy lip-quenching results. Her new cardamom flavor and has a slightly sweet yet flavorful taste that leaves your lips drenched in a delish hydration.

I have quite high expectations for lip balms, which might sound strange, but it’s simply true.  I look for a combination of long-lasting and emollient balms that pack a punch.  I don’t want to feel like it’s gone minutes after putting on a lip balm.  BeeSweet lip balm checks these boxes, but also smells delicious, is organic, biodegradable, and protects bees.  There, truly, is nothing more you could ask from a lip balm.  And BeeSweet was created by a dear friend of mine.  Which just makes me proud all over again.