When it comes to all natural personal care products, many of us have our favorite brands. Since I have sensitive skin, it's always hard finding products that don't break me out or burn after they have been on my skin for awhile, making finding natural products that I love very difficult. Even though I have tried quite a few products over the years, one brand has had my trust for several years – Burt's Bees. Even if you are not someone who uses natural products, you have likely seen this brand at Wal-Mart or your local drug store since it is one of the nation's most well known beauty brands.
Review of Burt's Bees
Burt's Bees is one of the most well known natural brands on the market today, with over 197 different products on the market, ranging from health, beauty, and personal hygiene. The brand's roots go all the way back to the early 1980s, when it was started in Maine by Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz, when they started selling candles made from leftover beeswax from Shavitz's bees. Immediately their little business started gaining popularity, especially when Quimy found a 19th century book on using bees wax to make homemade personal care products. Today, they no longer make candles, but are one of the most well known natural care companies in the world that make all natural products, focusing on creating safe products and being a socially responsible company – helping their customers and the environment one step at a time! Even though they were bought by Clorax in 2007, they are still run as an independent company making the same great all natural products we all love!
Burt's Bees Products: How They Work
Unlike most other commercial brands that make beauty products, the Burt's Bees brand makes earth friendly natural products that are healthy for you and the environment. All of their products are guaranteed to not have petroleum or SLS, and all of their fragrances are phthalate free. When you are looking at their ingredients, you can feel comfortable knowing that you aren't putting strange artificial chemicals on your body or using children's products that could harm to your children.
Since the beginning, Burt's Bees also has had a policy that no animals should be tested or harmed during the making of their products. This means no animal testing or harm comes to any animals. Most people don't know that most shampoos, conditioners, and creams are tested on dogs and cats before people, which may have caused serious burns or other harm to these animals. While they do have a policy that animals are never used for testing, some animal byproducts are used in the making of their products. This should be expected, however, from a company that uses beeswax to make their products.
Burt's Bees Products
Over the years, I have tried a variety of different Burt's Bees products that I use on a daily basis. Even though I make most of my own soaps and creams now, there are still some products that I can't live without, especially during the winter time. The only product I have ever tried from Burt's Bees that I wasn't crazy about were their cough drops, which worked great, but taste terrible! Even though I still have them in the house, they are more used as threats to guarantee that my husband or I go to the doctor when necessary.
If you are wanting to try out some Burt's Bees products, there are a few that work amazingly well and are perfect for anyone who is wanting to try new green products, or products with all natural ingredients. Some of my favorite Burt's Bees products include:
- Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
- Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream
- Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Have you had an experience with Burt's Bees products? What products do you prefer or found didn't work well for you?