Burt's Bees - An American Journey from Maine to North Carolina
- Jul 27, 2015 |
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.
From 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.