After traveling nearly 3500 miles around the country this past year, I’ve come to the realization that I simply cannot survive without a tube of Burt’s Bee Lip Balm. I can live without a hair dryer and curling iron. I can even make it through a day without make-up. But, I absolutely cannot live without my beeswax lip balm.
I’m not sure if it’s my physiology or my lifestyle, but I’ve lived through many painful hours with bleeding, chapped and cracked lips. As a child, I spent my summers camping, hiking, cycling, swimming and swinging my hula hoop. While I no longer swing my hula hoop, I still enjoy the remaining activities. Thanks to Burt’s Bees lip balm, my lips are no longer being tortured.
Not only has Burt’s Bees saved my lips; it’s also improved my health. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivities. The specialists suggested that I eliminate anything manufactured with synthetic ingredients. At the time, I didn’t realize just how difficult that would be.
I became obsessed trying to locate a non-toxic lip balm. Many of the “all-natural” balms contained ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce and several had scents that made me ill. I became a human guinea pig for every natural lip balm on the market. Hundreds of tubes later, I discovered Burt’s Bees. It was love at first balm. The second it hit my lips, I knew it was different and far superior to all other brands I had tried.
What originally caught my eye was the packaging. The beeswax lip balm comes in a round tin with a cute little honeybee on the lid. For me, the round tin is more practical. I can easily find it at the bottom of my purse, whereas with the tubes, I often find myself retrieving pens instead of balm. Believe me when I say, there is nothing worse than grabbing an ink pen and smearing it on your lips!
Burt’s Bees offers twenty one tempting treats for your lips. They provide a full line of lip balms, lip gloss, lipstick and lip shimmer. Unfortunately, only the beeswax lip balm is packaged in the tin. The rest of the balms come in tubes. Because Burt’s Bees uses natural ingredients, they use smaller tubes, which allow you to use up the product before it expires. When lip balm is manufactured from natural ingredients, it can spoil. The tubes are a tidbit shorter and a little thicker than most tubes. They are easier to locate in the bottom of a purse and won’t be mistaken for an ink pen.
When I lived in the mountains, the beeswax balm was a lifesaver during the cold winter months. It was also perfect for hiking during the spring and summer months and the tin kept the product from melting as much. Now that I live near the ocean, I’ve switched to Lifeguard’s Choice because it is formulated to help with the drying effects of the sun, wind and sea. I’ve also tried the Honey Lip Balm and found it to be a good choice for the spring season. It contains shea butter, cocoa butter and almond oil and is almost good enough to eat!
I’m glad I discovered Burt’s Bees. Not only do they offer a full line of high-quality, safe and natural personal care products, they are also a socially-conscious business. They give back to the community. They use environmentally-friendly packaging. They practice what they preach and they tell the truth about what’s in their products. Burt’s Bees is a company you can feel good doing business with.