Harness The Incredible Power of Nature This April With Our Brand Of The Month: Burt’s Bees
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in Body, Skin Care, Hands & Feet
With “Floral” as our MBM theme this month, it seems only fair that we pick a brand that enhances what mother nature gave us. Harnessing the power of florals and other delicious ingredients that are good enough to eat. This natural beauty brand really is getting the beauty industry buzzing and it’s time to find out why.
It all started in 1984 when artist Maine Roxanne Quimby started making candles from local beekeeper Burt Shavitz's unused wax from his bee hives. Their first craft fair made $200, a year later they made over $20,000 and that’s where Burt’s Bee natural beauty products really began. Whilst they branched out over the years from those first candles, the ethos has remained the same, all of Burt’s Bee products would be made from the very best nature has to offer!
Burt’s Bee fuse only the very best raw and natural ingredients to work in harmony with your skin. All of the products ingredients are at least an impressive 99% natural, with over half being 100% natural. Obviously, one of their key ingredients is Beeswax; The ideal, natural binding agent, it seals in moisture, keeps skin in tip top condition and smells utterly delicious. Now, as one of the beauty industry’s most loved natural beauty brands, let us we introduce you to our hand picked Burt’s Bee favourites so you can get to grips with what really is causing this sensational beauty buzz.
A pivotal moment for the brand came in 1991, when their iconic Burt’s Bees Lip Balm £3.70 was born. It is still their best sellers to this very day, and there is currently a tube of it sat snugly in my handbag, as one of my all time favourites passed down to me by my own mother. Nothing keeps my lips moisturised like it, my lips remain hydrated and crack free thanks to a handy pot of this good stuff. The rich balm is loaded with sunflower and coconut oil to nourish, the iconic beeswax seals in the moisture, and there is even a drop of peppermint oil for a super zesty tingle. A true beauty industry staple!
For those who want effective deep cleansing without putting their skin or the environment at risk Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream £7.99 has a wonderfully rich texture, with just enough scent for it to smell divine but not irritate even the most sensitive skin. I can’t get enough of the hit of Menthol - the perfect way to pep up your skin first thing.
If you’re anything like me, and have recently discovered the wonders of coconut oil for its multitude of health benefits, then the Burts Bees Coconut Foot Cream £9.99 is the one for you. Packed full of coconut oil, this scent will transport your to your very own tropical island and will leaves your feet walking on air. Just try not to eat it!
You may initially overlook this tiny pot of Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream £5.84, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in results. This buttery, lemony balm is a soothing to your cuticles as a lemon meringue pie is to the soul. And the ingredients are almost as tasty!
If you’re not already chomping at the bit to try a few of their delicious smelling and oh-so-good for you natural beauty products then their beautiful philosophy may just seal the deal once and for all. Many brands are constantly striving for the bottom line, and Burt's Bees are too. However, they do it with a difference. They have a triple bottom line, that covers, people, profit and the planet! It’s not just about making money but they truly care about their employees, their customers, their families, and the environment, too. This responsible, sustainable brand is setting an incredible example that we can only hope others are to follow.
So cocoon yourself in some of their natural beauty products, and feel like you are getting a big hug from Burt Himself.
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