Burt’s Bees is an American brand I’ve always loved. The products of this brand are based on natural ingredients and don’t contain parabens. Besides this and maybe most important: their products are not tested on animals. Hearing this, only makes me want to use their products more and more. When I saw this little package in the store a couple of weeks ago, I just had to take it home with me. A lot of beautiful and good products in óne package, who wouldn’t take it home? This Essentials Kit from Burt’s Bees just looked to good to leave behind:
Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
What a mouthful! I have to admit, when I opened this cleanser for the very first time, I was a bit shocked. The cream was so thick that it didn’t seem good for my face, at least I thought so. Once I applied the cream on my face and mixed it with water, it was a lot better than expected. I’m pleasantly surprised! This cleanser provides a very deep cleanse for your face. Because it contains a little bit of menthol, that ‘clean feeling’ is enhanced. My face even felt a little bit cold after using this! It’s a good product, but I must say that it’s quite strong and not suitable for removing you eye make-up. If you have a sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend this. My skin isn’t that sensitive, but I’m definitely not going to use this every day. It’s just way too strong for that.
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
Hmm.. this is definitely the solution for very dry hand and cuticles! Burt’s Bees’s Hand Salve comes in a small round package, that reminds me of some old lip balms. According to Burt’s Bees, this hand salve is filled with good oils, herbs and beeswax; I can definitely see what they mean with that! When you open the package for the first time you can instantly smell the herbs. I’m really bad at describing scents, so all I can say is that it smells spicy, but not too spicy! I personally love the spice herb smell, but if herbs aren’t your thing, this probably isn’t the right hand salve for you. The hand salve itself looks like a little bit like butter, but isn’t soft at all. This ‘hard butter’ turns into a soft oil when you touch it. When you rub this in you can instantly feel that this hand salve hydrates and nourishes your skin really good. The fact that this hand salve comes in this little package might scare you off a little bit. But it’s very economical, since you only use a tiny little bit at a time :)
Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
De Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion.. again a mouthful. This body lotion consists of the basics: honey, milk, vitamin E, coconut oil and grapefruit oil. All ingredients that make this body lotion smell heavenly! But even more important: this body lotion hydrates your skin really good, makes your skin soft and is really easy to smear. The only disadvantage is that this body lotion doesn’t absorb fast. There will always be a little layer of lotion left behind. I personally don’t mind this at all, but it doesn’t come in hand when you’re in a hurry. Overall I do love this body lotion and I will definitely take this with me whenever I’m travelling!
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream
Oh my! When I opened this tube for the very first time a lovely coconut scent came out of the package. When I squeezed in the tube, a really fat, oily and transparent cream came out: totally not what I expected! But this foot cream works soooo good! Because it’s so oily it hydrates and nourishes your feet so good. Especially when you apply it before going to bed and let it do it’s job all night long. It’s a pity that the delicious coconut scent disappears rather quickly after applying the cream. After a few minutes, the cream smells more like menthol than coconut oil.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube
Since I’ve discovered Burt’s Bees lip balms, there hasn’t been a day that I’ve left the house without one in my bag. I like them so much! To be honest, this lip balm is the thing that convinced me to buy this kit. With 4,25 gram of product, you’ll be able to use this lip balm for a very long time. It nourishes and hydrates your lips; And after applying this lip balm, your lips are soft and ready to go! What I love most about this lip balm, is that it contains several oils ánd peppermint. This just gives the whole thing something extra.. something fresh!
Overall I like every single product in this kit. The cleanser is a little bit too strong, but works great when you’re looking for a deep cleanse; the foot cream, body lotion and hand salve hydrate and nourish your skin really good and the lip balm.. that’s just an all-time favourite!
The Essential Burt’s Bees Kit can be bought here.
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