Posts Tagged ‘Burt’s Bees’

RIP Burt Shavitz and thank you for such a wonderful product

July 23, 2015

burts-beesI have always been a big fan of Burt’s Bees, so it was sad to hear that the original Burt died earlier this month. Burt Shavitz was one of the founding partners of Burt’s Bees back in 1984, along with his partner at the time, Roxanne Quimby who he met by picking up as a hitchhiker. The brand has been owned by Clorox since 2007 (who paid US$ 925m for it). Burt himself had previously been bought out of the company for $130,000 by Quimby, but apparently she did later give him $4m after she sold it to Clorox.

Burt himself was something of a hermit in his later years, living in rural Miane in a converted turkey coop with no TV or hot water (by choice).

Even though the brand is now owned by a major producer of bleach, they still only use natural ingredients. They also demonstrate their commitment to being environmentally responsible, via packaging which is recycled or recyclable.


100% Goodness

January 16, 2009


I love this brand, The All Knowing I introduced me to it, and recently discovered that it is now owned by Clorox (who bought them for US$ 925m in 2007), now I’m not sure I wanted to know that! The idea that this product is owned by a company better known for it’s bleach than it is for it’s natural ingredients might make me think twice about putting Burt’s lip balm on in the future. BUT, did you know they really do use only natural ingredients? Not only that but to demonstrate their commitment to being environmentally responsible, all of their packaging is recycled or recyclable. And it’s a great product as well.  They currently do a lot more besides using natural ingredients to demonstrate their commitment to the environmental and the use of natural products, lets hope that Clorox allows the brand to continue along these lines unabated.


Oh and by the way, there really was a real Burt, you can find out more about the brand here: