December 30, 2019 2 min read

Since founding WELL Summit, I’ve become a bit of a wellness product junkie. Organic mattress: Check. Squatty potty: Check. Matcha latte: Check. You can’t tell me I’m not living that wellness life!

One perk of my job is that our team is always researching and connecting with amazing brands to feature on WELL Insiders and to showcase in WELL Summit’s marketplace. Between the fantastic WELL Summit partners’ products we get to test and the stocked gift bags I receive from my speaking engagements, I get to try out a lot of wellness products. New products. Not yet released products. Products with a cult following. My goal is to do the detective work (lots of trial and error) to find that brands that are easy-to-use, trustworthy, and help me (and you) get closer to the goal of 360-degree wellness in my everyday life.

I’m always getting asked what I use in my personal routine, or what new brand my friends should know about—and that’s how we brainstormed this latest series, where I’ll be sharing my top wellness pick once a week. Not only will I share a personal, tried-and-true favorite, but I’ll also tell you a bit about the brand (so many wellness brands are started out of the founder’s passion) and give you details on why it might be a good fit for you. Think of this column as our chance to have a girl’s night together. So, keep reading (and bookmark this page!) for my Wellness Pick of the Week!


Clearly I like to be moisturized (read about my other picks to see what I mean)! And what's more important to keep hydrated than your lips? The Lip Doctor Balm by Osmia Organicsis one of my absolute favorites. Made with six ingredients and no essential oils, this is perfect for those with sensitive skin. You’ll notice a lot of lip balms have essential oils in them, which can be irritating especially for an area as sensitive as your lips. We have fewer layers of skin on our lips than other areas on our body!

Photo courtesy of @osmiaorganics.

This balm was created by Osmia Organics founder and M.D. Sarah Villafranco. She's often creating skincare solutions for her own skin conundrums, and this balm is one of them. She experienced an incredibly frustrating few months with miserable, peeling lips before she figured out she had an allergy to a component of castor oil called ricinoleic acid. She created this formula to soothe her lips, and she has since given it to friends in need, when their lips were in a compromised and unhappy state.

I love the story behind the balm, but what I love most is that it’s a really smooth application, in a wider stick than most lip balms. It's easy to apply, super moisturizing to lips and is a savior during the winter!


Interested in my other wellness must-haves? Read about all my wellness picks weekly.


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