Dryland Wilds Botanical Lip Balm
Dryland Wilds makes products from dryland plants in New Mexico.
Our botanical lip balm contains all organic oils, therapeutic grade essential oils and absolutes, sustainably sourced ingredients and handblended desert perfumes featuring our own wildcrafted macerations, distillations and enfleurage. Packaged in a .21 oz compostable push-up tube.
No synthetic fragrances or artificial ingredients ever. Choose from 3 different balms below:
Beebalm + Siberian elm lip balm
The delicious smoky mint of New Mexico’s mountain beebalm combines with soothing siberian elm bark in a moisturizing lip balm, making good use of our invasive elms.
Cottonwood bud lip balm
The sweet earthy smell of cottonwoods in the spring comes from the resin covering its buds known as “the balm of Gilead.” This lip balm pays homage to a traditional New Mexican skin salve with the same botanicals.
Sweet Ponderosa lip balm
Towering, fragrant ponderosa pines characterize New Mexico's high desert mountain landscape. Their luscious resin and bark offer a sweet, buttery fragrance with notes of vanilla, butterscotch and bright, warm conifer.
What we do at Dryland Wilds:
Make desert perfume from dryland plants in New Mexico. Using distillation, enfleurage and maceration, and tincturing we pull fragrance from the plants we harvest, blending these extracts with other botanicals (essentials oils, concretes + absolutes) to capture the desert’s real scents of place.
Handcraft botanical soaps, balms, and oils in small batches with organic oils and handmade desert perfumes. We use no synthetic fragrances or artificial ingredients ever.
Practice and teach sustainable wildcrafting and wilderness skills in the high desert, prioritizing invasive and common plants for our fragrance harvests. We also help private landowners by removing invasives from their land and teach the many uses of these hated plants.
Work towards less waste in our world, hand-rendering tallow for our soaps from a local butcher (that would otherwise be thrown away), packaging in compostable paper tubes, glass and metal reusable containers and shipping with eco-alternatives to plastic.
Sleep on the sand of desert canyons, search for hours in an ocean of sagebrush for the most fragrant plants, roast piñon nuts, skin prickly pears and drink acorn coffee by a campfire (surrounded by stars, howling coyotes and miles of pristine desert). We love it here and want to bring you the real desert perfumes of this place we call home.