Love your lip balms? Did you know that there ways you can take care of your precious lips balms? According to the blog Best Balms Blog, the best way to take are of your balms are
"High heat is the worse possible factor that affects the quality of balms and will reduce it’s ability to do what it was made to do. This applies to lip balms, holistic balms and pain relief balms. The heat degrades the ingredients by increasing and accelerating the oxidation process.
The obvious solution to this problem is keep the balm tin or container out of heated areas, direct sunlight and pockets. This will extend the lfe and efficiency of the balm product.
The other most common problem when using balms is the use of dirty fingers which promotes the growth of bacteria. It is important to use clean fingers to scoop or dab the balm which will help extend the life of the balm product. The use of rosemary & tea tree oil naturally helps prevent the balm product from growing fungus & bacteria.
Another helpful hint is to keep the balm tins lid or top sealed so that no excess air reaches the balm product. The more air the quicker the oxidation process so it is suggested that when you use your balm product close the lid until the next usage.
If you really want to extend the life of the balm then place the balm tin or container in a refrigerator which keeps the balm cold and as a result slows down the oxidation process considerably."