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Lip Balm Life Hacks– Bet you didn’t know you have a secret weapon in your arsenal. Chances are it’s in your purse right now. That little tube of lip balm contains some pretty incredible ingredients that transform it into multitasking miracle stick when you’re in a pinch. Next time you go digging into the depths of your favorite tote for a Band-Aid or some moisturizer, reach for your lip balm instead!

Here’s a pretty lengthy list of life hacks compliments of that little tube of magic!

1.) Cuticle Treatment

Lip balms are made with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil making it perfect for softening your cuticles. Next time you notice your cuticles looking dry and cracked, grab your tube of lip balm and massage a small amount into the base of the nail.

2.) Brow Tamer

Smooth and style your brows with lip balm. This will tame your brows without the stiff finish of brow gels.

3.) Skin Moisturizer

Elbows, knuckles and heels are subject to dry, cracked skin. Solution Massage some lip balm into them! The moisturizing ingredients in lip balm make a wonderful treatment for dry, rough spots.

4.) Cream Blush

Out of your powdered blush? No problem. Grab your tinted lip balm and rub into the apples of your cheeks for a beautiful dewy finish.

5.) Eye Primer

Primer is a must when wearing eye shadow if you’re looking for staying power. Try lip balm for a great, moisturizing alternative that will keep your shadow in place all day.

6.) Bleeding Stopper

Stop fretting over minor nicks and scrapes – Next time you cut yourself shaving, rub on a little balm. It will stop the bleeding without the Band-Aid!

7.) Shoelace Helper

Use the balm to coat the strings where you loop and knot. Your laces will stay in place.

8.) Zipper Fixer

Rub a small amount of balm on the teeth of a stuck zipper, then zip and unzip a few times.

9.) Sore Nose Smoother

When recovering from a cold, apply balm above your upper lip directly to your nose to soothe sore, red skin from too much tissue use after a cold.

10.) CD Repair

Spread a thin layer over a scratch on your CD and it will stop the skipping. How cool is that?!

11.) Lightbulb Screwing

Lube up outdoor light bulbs before screwing in to make removal a breeze. When exposed to the elements the threads can become difficult to untwist. A little lip balm helps to prevent the erosion that causes this to happen.

12.) Lubricator

Use a little on the edges of your drawers to help ease motion when they get stuck.

Lube up a nail or screw before trying to nail/screw into wood for easy placement.

13.) Hair Dye Life Saver

Apply to your hairline prior to dying (especially when using dark colors) to prevent staining on your skin.

14.) Windburn Preventing

Apply to cheeks to prevent windburn while skiing and snowboarding.

15.) Residue Remover

Remove price sticker residue! Coat the sticker with lip balm and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes. The oils in the balm will cause the sticker to disintegrate. Wipe off with a damp cloth.

16.) Paw Protector

When the temperatures drop, your pet’s paws can become compromised due to the irritation of snow and salt. Coat them with lip balm prior to going outdoors. The balm will act as a barrier to keep their paws healthy.


Bulk Apothecary makes no claims of “expert status” and the company will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the use of the information found on this website.

As with all products, users should test a small amount prior to normal extended use. If pregnant or suffering from illness, consult a doctor before use. 

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