Apis Mellifera and Burt
Baby Bee by Burt's Bees
I have to admit that the first thing I noticed about
products was the non-recyclable, throw away plastic pouch that it
came in. Burt’s Bees makes lots of recycling claims and here was
this non-recyclable plastic thing right in my face.
first impression was incorrect as almost all the rest of their
packaging is recyclable and earth-friendly. Most of their
Baby Bee products were aimed at my one year old, so that’s
who did the majority of the testing…against his will,
add. He loves water, but has a real problem with being clean.
The Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap (3.5oz for $5.00) was nice and
did not dry his soft baby skin. The price isn’t too bad, but the
soap was really nothing special.
The Baby Bee Buttermilk Bath (9oz. for $16) was immediately stolen by my wife and she reported
that the luxurious bath it created went well with a flute of
champagne and left her feeling smooth, soft, and grateful. NOTE
FOR THE GUYS: Fellas, I watched the kids for about thirty
minutes and spent less than $20 and I scored a GIANT HEAP of
Good Daddy points. Highly recommended!
The Baby Bee Dusting
Powder (4.5 ounces for $6) turned my boy into a fragrant
powdered doughnut. It kept his little baby creases and folds
nice and dry…for a few minutes anyway. I swear he can spill
eleven ounces of juice out of a three-ounce cup.
The Baby Bee
Buttermilk Lotion (7oz. for $9) did not have a smell that
appealed to me at all, just waxy and old, but worked well enough
for the price. It’s just not for me.
The Baby Bee Skin Crème (2oz. for a whopping $11) was not very impressive at all. It
left a waxy film, smelled like every lanolin-based crème, and
worked about as well as any three-dollar lotion. Too expensive
and the waxiness left behind is really annoying for a long time.
The Baby Bee Diaper Ointment (2oz. for $7.50) smelled a bit
like medicine, but helped clear
up a mild diaper rash a bit more
quickly than usual. Not bad.
The Baby Bee Apricot Baby Oil
(4oz. for $8) had a fantastic smell, very light and so apricot-ty(ish)
that it almost smelled fuzzy. It makes a really nice massage oil
for that caring husband who let you escape for a while to take a
It contained no mineral oil, which is nice
since I am allergic to mineral oil (which I discovered at my
first competition as an amateur bodybuilder. It was like rubbing
poison ivy on myself and really letting it soak in).
I think the
price of some of these items well exceed their worth, but the
others are pretty decent. My experience with the Apricot Baby
Oil may have added some sunshine to my opinion of it, but it was
my favorite of the bunch and I will buy more.
I think the best
value is the Baby Bee Kit ($10 for a random sampling of seven or
so of the above items), which would make a nice gift, and the
Apricot Baby Oil, of course, which would make a nice gift for me
(send it to me via email).
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