(Provided by Mother Hemp)

Gone Hemp: This lip balm is soothing, but there’s a twist (review)

Finding forgotten dollars is about the only thing better than finding a forgotten tube or tin of lip balm in the pocket of a jacket retrieved from the back of the closet.

Because when you live at altitude like we do in Colorado, you learn to love lip balm. Using it is a self-care necessity that scoffs at demographic distinctions. (That’s right, guys: There’s absolutely nothing “girly” about lip balm. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to keep those puckers supple, know that moisturized lips are infinitely more irresistible than their cracked, peeling counterparts.)

So what makes a great lip balm? Long-lasting moisture, fair price, and convenience/ease of use top my list.

Arizona’s Mother Hemp Lip Balm has a lock on two of my criteria for great lip balm. Hemp seed oil, with its healthful, emollient properties, fits right in on this salve’s short, natural ingredients list, which also includes cocoa butter, grape seed, primrose and calendula oil.

Soothing without glossing, this solid little tin of lip balm stands up to dozens if not hundreds of applications. It’s also reasonably priced at about $10 for a pack of three, and available in several flavors. I especially like White Widow, which is fruity without being overly sweet.

One more reason to use Mother Hemp: The company commits to planting one tree for each product sold through its website.

However, the one snag with using this product is its packaging. Yes, the little tin slips easily into pockets and purses. But metal is stubborn, and it can be hard to control the effects of pressurization. I was simply unable to open one of my Mother Hemp tins, no matter how hard I tried.

Mother Hemp Lip Balm is available for about $10 for a three-pack at motherhempproducts.com