Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clorox Buys Burt's Bees

Do you buy Burt's Bees lip balm?  I used to!  I was so disappointed to learn that this little "mom and pop" company had been purchased by a not-so-earth-friendly company like Clorox...You know, they guys that make bleach and other harmful chemicals.

This is NOT a recent corporate buyout.  It happened in November 2007 at the tune of about $913 Million!

So WHY am I sharing this info here?  My husband and I make our own small-batch, Vegan and Non-GMO Lip Balms.  They may not be as fancy as store-bought brands but at least I know HOW my lips are being moisturized.  I know that the lip balms are made with care and serious quality control.

If you're looking for earth-friendly lip balm with no animal products, no GMO ingredients and made with care, check out Mary's Basics.  Our "flavors" include Peppermint, Cocoa and Sweet Orange.  Or you can always stick with plain jane!

Cocoa Delight Vegan Lip Balms

Made with skin-friendly shea butter, coco butter, and a bit of  sunflower oil or olive oil and "flavored" with natural essential oils.  All of our balms are made with vegan cadelilla wax, a healthier alternative to those chemical-laden commercially produced balms.

Our Vegan lip balm is vitamin rich and good for your lips.
ALL of our products are phthalate free, paraben free, and formaldehyde free!

Sweet Orange Vegan Lip Balm

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.  More healthy recipes are on the way!


  1. It's sad how many things appear to be green but aren't and people buy into it. I treat burt's bees like regular chapstick; i will buy it in a pinch, but i prefer safer brands like arbonne and badger balm...and homemade is always good too!

  2. The Sweet Orange Vegan sounds awesome to me. Thanks for sharing, these are neat!

  3. O, my goodness!! I had no idea!! That explains why all their products are in stores everywhere now like Walmart:(

  4. Hey - new follower from The BlogLovin Hop at Journeys of The Zoo!


  5. I'm not surprised, everyone has a breaking point, and those big guys have the money to buy the Mom and Pops out. I'm disappointed but when one goes it opens the door for another, it's the American way. Thanks for the info on this product.

  6. I had heard that & have noticed a change in their product - such a shame. Stopping by from Humble Bumble blog hop.

  7. Wow! I didn't know that. I am so glad you shared the information with everyone. I used to buy them, but I think I will stop now.

    Thank you for sharing this information at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I am so glad you dropped by!

    Cynthia at

  8. I had no idea! Burt's Bees is the only lip balm I like to use. I still think it's a great product, but I'm going to check out yours too. :)

  9. Nope! I don't buy Burt's. I still have some of Mary's that I enjoy. :)

    Thanks for sharing this info at the HomeAcre Hop! Hope to have you back tomorrow:

  10. Wow! I did not know that!! I always enjoy your posts :). I will check your lip balm out too! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

  11. Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. I have been trying to buy or make more of my own natural products. I am having great success buying from people like you :) Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Enjoy the weekend!


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