ALERT [5 Jan 2016] – last year I received a letter saying that I might be entitled to a payment if a class action against Burt’s Bees was successful. The class action was something to do with misleading labelling. I ignored this at the time. Recently I learnt that Burt’s Bees was acquired by Clorox in 2007 and that Burt of Burt’s Bees is gone. This is a bit of a worry. Clorox looks like a huge company that sells lots of products I wouldn’t want in my home. This post from naturalsociety.com gives more information. Be wary. I leave it up to you to make up your own mind.
I first found Burt’s Bees products in a special section of a Kroger supermarket in Houston, Texas. I was amazed and relieved to find natural products like these in a conventional supermarket. My wife and I have used many Burt’s Bees products including, face creams, eye creams, face wash, hand creams, foot creams, lip balm, face lotion with natural sunscreen, and I’ve found the quality of all these products to be excellent.
The main reason for choosing Burt’s Bees products is that they contain almost no artificial chemicals. They are made almost exclusively from natural ingredients and they label clearly what’s natural and what isn’t. This is a big step forward compared to “conventional” products that contain so many harmful artificial chemicals that are toxic to our bodies. Just moving to more natural products is a good step in the right direction.
It would still be better to find 100% natural products, like extra-virgin, cold-pressed almond oil, that can be used as a face moisturizer instead of a prepared face cream, but these Burt’s Bees’ products might be more suitable for you and more convenient. You can be assured that more natural products like those from Burt’s Bees will be much kinder to your body and help reduce the toxic stress your body is under.
Here is the philosophy statement on the Burt’s Bees website. This is the type of company I’d like to support.
Most companies look out for the bottom line. We do, too. In fact, we have a triple bottom line: people, profit, planet. You can’t have one without the other two. So when we look after our own, we mean everybody: our employees, our customers, our families, ourselves. And yes, our environment, too. Our ingredients—right down to the packaging—are simple, natural, and responsible. We practice what we preach—and we hope to set the example for others to follow.
It’s called The Greater Good. And it’s how we’re going to help change the world.