Tuesday, 29 January 2013

HealthNutty Pick of the Week: A rockin' awesome lip balm

Thanks to a woman named Roxanne Quimby, we can now purchase Burt's Bees products in many stores worldwide.

The company started back in 1984 when she started making candles in an old schoolhouse with the leftover beeswax from Burt Shavitz's farm. Her business grew insanely fast, and has been a success for many years. She sold a large portion of the company to AEA, (a private investment group), and then in 2007,  the company was sold to Clorox for a whopping $925,000,000.

Fascinating, huh?

The HealthNutty Pick of the week is the most popluar Burt's Bees product:

Beeswax Lip balm.

Did your jaw drop when you learned Clorox was the owner of Burt's Bees? They aren't exactly a company that strives to be all-natural when they sell bleach and other powerful chemical-filled cleaners. But thankfully, after some research, Burt's Bees seems to stay a safe option for lip care. Yipee!

The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is a great way to check the safety of many beauty products. After searching Burt's Bees Lip Balm, it came up as a 1. That's a low toxicity rating. Check out your beauty products and see how safe they really are: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

This lip balm is great because it's got 2 of my favourite things in it: coconut oil, and peppermint oil. This makes for a smooth, long lasting, tingly, clean, refreshing way to keep your lips moisturized in this crazy winter weather.

I am a little OCD when it comes to my lip balm. I must have it on every night before I go to sleep. It's the worst waking up to dry, cracked lips. I like to carry a tube in my jacket pocket, and a one at my bedside! I honestly love this stuff. And hey, it's safe to use.

Grab some Burt's Lip Balm, and perhaps some other great Burt's Bees products, by clicking HERE!





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