When you buy a Burt's Bees® product from Millies, you can expect the scent and feeling of the best that nature has to offer. Whether you're using Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, Body Wash, or Facial Cleanser, we here at Millies want you to have a positive experience every time.
That's why Burt’s Bees take every step to keep their products fresh and useful for as long as possible.
On average, Burt’s Bees products are 99% natural; over half are 100% natural. This has been a mainstay of Burt's Bees for as long as they've been in business. It's unique to their company, and they're proud of that fact.
We know what you're thinking: "99% natural? Why not 100% natural? What's the last 1%?" At Burt’s Bees they get asked that a lot.
To uphold the safety, efficacy, and aesthetic of Burt’s Bees products requires the use of some preservatives. Unfortunately, there are no truly effective all-natural preservatives. Until Burt’s Bees find one, they rely on the safest possible synthetic alternatives: phenoxyethanol and chlorphenesin. These have no suspected human health risks, and are never tested on animals. Some of the classic Burt's Bees products also use fragrance-but they are extra-careful to ensure their fragrances are free of phlalates and petrochemicals.
Yet Burt’s Bees know they can do more. And in their pursuit of being 100% natural 100% of the time, they're always on the lookout for natural preservatives that will work as well, or better, than their synthetic counterparts.