Burt’s Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion Review

Posted on Jun 20 2012 - 12:01am by Susan Bewley

Like many women, I absolutely love hand cream. While I have been playing with making my own hand cream, I still love having certain creams in my collection.  This past winter, I decided to try some different hand creams to see which would help the most with my dry skin.  Having had little success with natural hand creams in the past, I at first avoided even looking at them, especially since I was worried they might break me out, or that I would end up paying a lot of money for a product that didn't work.  Luckily, my local Walgreens had Burt's Bees products on sale that week, and I decided to give one of their lotions a try – their Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion .

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion

Like many other Burt's Bees items, this Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion is made using all natural ingredients, but is only 99% natural (something very good for lotion).  This cream is formulated with moisturizing coconut and grape seed oils, allowing your skin to be moisturized and protected from the elements. As well, this product is free of sulfates, parabens, phthates, and petrochemicals, something most beauty products cannot claim. Best of all, at least in my opinion, it is made in the United States, allowing me to not only support a natural product, but a product that helps employ other Americans. With the formula's skin softening milk and naturally nourishing honey, it isn't too surprising that it is one of Burt's Bees most popular products.

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Effectiveness

This all natural lotion claims that it moistures for up to 24 hours, and while I'm not sure about this claim, I can tell you that it does do a great job keeping your hands soft and moisturized for a long time, without leaving them greasy.  Ever since I have been using this hand cream, I have not had suffered from any dry, scaly skin, something that is all too common during wintertime, or when you are going in and out of heavily air conditioned buildings.  Since I have sensitive skin, I am also happy to report I have had no issues related to the cream causing rashes or burning marks, something that can happen with some creams that use harsh chemicals or use ingredients (natural or otherwise) that are known to cause allergic reactions.  Even though I knew this cream was dermatologist tested, it was nice knowing this cream did exactly what it claimed without any side effects!

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Smell

While I don't mind the smell of Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion , it does have a bit of a strong smell that smells a bit more like medicine. It isn't exactly what I would expect from a milk and honey product, but it's not exactly bad either. In a way, I consider it a bit more neutral, making it perfectly acceptable for both men and women with dry skin.

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Price

I may not be the best judge of price since I purchased the Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion at Walgreen's on sale.  I paid about $9 for my lotion on sale. On Amazon.com, one of the places I purchase most of my natural products, it is going for about the same price. Overall, it doesn't seem very expensive, especially compared to other commercial lotion brands and other all natural beauty products.

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Overall

It has been a long time since I have fallen in love with a hand cream ,especially one I didn't make on my own. This all natural hand cream, however, has become my absolute favorite natural product in the house. I cannot even describe how much I love Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion . I have been using this product about once a week for the past four months and am close to needing another bottle.  The only thing I regret about purchasing this hand lotion is not knowing about it sooner. While it does have a bit of an odd smell, it doesn't bother me in the slightest, though I could see some people not liking it.  The smell is the only reason I am giving this cream an A, rather than an A+ rating. 

Note: Budget Earth & its writers did not recieve compensation or products from said company for this post and it's completely the opinion of the writer.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Corinna August 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I definitely want to give this a try. I usually opt for Aveeno or Jergens because I like how the lotions don't make you overly greasy, whereas the Bath and Body lotions don't seem to give a clean, moist feeling. I really enjoy the milk and honey soap when I can get my hands on some, so I imagine this feels wonderful.

  2. Regina August 13, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Thanks for such a thorough review.  I have wondered how it works.  I will have to try this out.  We love thier chapstick!

  3. Pam August 13, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I have heard a lot of good things about this product but have never purchased it. I will need to give it a try.
    I am glad that it has a neurtal smell so that men won't hesitate to use it. Thanks for the info!

  4. Trisha G. August 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I love Burt's Bees products and might just try the Milk and Honey Body Lotion. Thak you for your honest review! 

  5. Erica Ardali August 14, 2012 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Burt's Bees is one of my bathroom staples – They don't test on Animals and that is important to me! 🙂 

  6. Dawn September 25, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I love Burt's Bees products but I have never tried this. I will have to check it out. I especially love their cuticle cream/salve. 🙂

  7. Jessica Compton September 25, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I absolutely love anything and everything that is Burt's Bees! My son has become spoiled with them and won't even use a lip balm by any other company 🙂

    • Susan Bewley September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

      I can’t say much, I’m just as bad! I love their peppermint balm!

  8. julieann r September 25, 2012 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I love the smell of their products….thanks for the great review.

  9. Ashley September 25, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    THIS lotion is the best lotion I have ever used! I love it! I received a sample in the mail once, and I was totally sold. $9.00 is a good price for it, so you did great 🙂

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