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Burt's Bees - An American Journey from Maine to North Carolina

 
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In the summer of 1984, Maine artist, Roxanne Quimby, was trying to thumb a ride home. Eventually, a bright yellow Datsun pickup truck pulled over, and Roxanne instantly recognized Burt Shavitz, a local fellow whose beard was almost as well-known as his roadside honey stand. Burt and Roxanne hit it off. Before long, Roxanne was making candles with unused wax from Burt's beehives. They made $200 at their first craft fair; within a year, they'd make $20,000. It was a pretty fantastic beginning - but it was just the beginning, all the same.

burts-bees-3.jpgFrom those first candles made in Maine to the iconic beeswax lip balm we all know today (and made in Durham, North Carolina!), Burt's Bees has stayed true to a very simple idea: What you put on your body should be made from the best nature has to offer. On average, their products are 99% natural and over half are 100% natural. Take a look at some of our Burts Bees favorites HERE.