Did you know that bees have been around for more than 30 million years?  Maybe not, but maybe you did know that they are known for their role in plant pollination and also for producing beeswax. In fact a third of all the plants we eat have been pollinated by bees.

Bees, are also the only insect in the world that make food people can eat– honey! Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life; including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins, plus it contains natural preservatives so that it won’t go bad.

Burt’s Bees understand that ‘Nature Knows Best’ so they use ingredients in their products and their packaging which are simple, natural and responsible for the environment.  Since they started with their first lip balm, they’ve evolved and got even better at choosing and blending raw ingredients together to work perfectly in tune with your own skin’s chemistry.  They take their ingredients from roots, stems, barks and blossoms; use aloe, pomegranate, shea, chamomile, willow bark; beautiful natural components to make up their range.

They use beeswax to hold and bind their ingredients together, whilst smelling delicious, sealing in moisture and keeping your skin in beautiful condition.  There’s nothing hidden in their beauty products – they detail the actual % of natural ingredients on the product’s packaging and list them on their website in their Natural Ingredients Guide and Glossary.  I’ve never seen a % shown before on a beauty product in this way and Burt’s Bees say it’s unique to them – what a great USP, no wonder their proud of this!

Already familiar with their lip balm, I’ve been testing and trying a couple of items from their lovely product range. I picked the Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub (£12.99) and the Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash (£9.99) and used the scrub followed by the creamy, gentle body wash and fell in love with both. Both of them smell great and neither of them dry your skin. The scrub contains 100% natural ingredients and its natural oils work beautifully to leave you skin soft and smooth.

National honey bee day is later this year, on 16 August 2014 – I’m guessing this will be a pretty popular day for the Burt’s Bees team!