The history of the Burt’s Bees brand is just such an awesome story!
Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby created Burt’s Bees in the early 1980s. In their former lives, Burt worked as a photojournalist in Manhattan, and Roxanne was an artist living in San Francisco. Each left behind the harried pace of city life to seek—and eventually find—freedom in the remote, pristine wilderness of Maine.
The philosophy of Burt’s Bees is simple: “What you put on your body should be made from the best nature has to offer.” This philosophy is real because its grounded in Burt’s craft as a beekeeper, and the fact that honey is the basis of their products.
Honey is (obviously) central to the Burt’s Bees products and in 2017 they commenced a campaign to highlight the dangers of the decline in the world bee population. The key element of this campaign was a YouTube film (watch HERE) that told the story of a Burt’s Bees flower Shop where the flowers keep disappearing. It’s been viewed over two million times.
I just absolutely adore this brand that doesn’t test on animals; are committed to responsible sourcing of ingredients, have recyclable packaging and respects nature (they are CarbonNeutral certified).
Below are a few of my favourites from the brand:
Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm (R75 – BUY) is one of the brands most iconic products and is made with Mango Butter, a naturally nourishing balm that smoothes dry lips. I adore how this balm Hydrates my lips and I just can’t seem to get enough of the tropical smell.
Facial Cleansing towelettes with White Tea Extract R125 – BUY
I gave these to hubby to try out because I’m not mad about facial wipes (my skin just doesn’t like them & when I use one, I get a fine rash). He absolutely loves them. They can be used on all skin types and gently cleanse the face, removing dirt, oil, and makeup —no rinsing required.
Tinted Lip Balm R99 – BUY
This balm coats the lips in a sheer veil of colour combined with 8 hours of intense moisture. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms are a real treat for parched, dry lips. My favourites include the Rose, which enhances the lips natural tone and Red Dahlia that’s gives lips just a little more colour
Lip Shimmer R99 – BUY
Want your lips to speak volumes? Give them a smooch of luminescent color with these luscious Lip Shimmers. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils moisturize, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly. I also love the slim size that fits easily into a pocket or the smallest of bags. They also have a wonderfully minty smell.
Ultimate Care Hand Cream for very dry skin R213 for a 50g – BUY
Gently exfoliate and intensely moisturize dry, hard-working hands with this all-in-one cream. The nourishing, quick-absorbing formula is clinically shown to provide all-day moisturisation to even the driest, most sanitized hands, leaving them amazingly soft and smooth.
Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream R125 – BUY
As a cuticle picker, I can’t live without a good cuticle balm. I love this nourishing, healing balm that also has a fresh lemon scent. The formula works to nourish dry, brittle nails as it moisturises and softens cuticles. I’m VERY fussy about cuticle & nail formulas and this one get a 10 out of 10.
A hamper containing these beauties will make the most amazing Mother’s Day spoil me thinks 🙂
Burt’s Bees is available for purchase online at Takealot & online & in stores at Dischem