Thursday, November 11, 2010

Burt's Bees Hand Salve

Compared to the somewhat extensive skincare/hair care line-up of Burt's Bees, I much prefer those "old school" items that the brand has been making for year: They have simple-but-effective ingredient list, are housed in a cute little tin and usually have that kind of soft, natural and pleasant scent.Burt's Bees Hand Salve (containing sweet almond oil, olive oil, beeswax, vitamin E, comfrey root extract, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus) is another wax-based product from the brand that I enjoy using. As expected from anything that's called salve, this has a waxy/oily texture that's surprisingly malleable with just a bit of body heat. Once it's spread evenly onto the skin, it also get absorbed fairly quickly (compared to a rich/thick hand cream) and leave my hand moisturized and soft.

Overall: Great for overnight, probably a bit too oily for daytime.

P.S. Skip it if you don't like the smell of lavender, otherwise the scent can be quite calming.


  1. I actually own this from a set I bought but I just cannot finish it up because it's just a huge hassle for me with it's oiliness :) And I'm too lazy to apply any hand lotion! hahahah

  2. This smelled mostly like rosemary to me, which was a bit overpowering. I liked however carrying it around for emergencies, like when the beads on the straps of my wedding dress started scratching my shoulders and I needed something to soothe them during the reception. x

  3. Nikki:
    Most of the time I am a bit(ahem, very) lazy when it comes to hand cream as well...but sometime when I want something nice-smelling on my hands, burt's bee is my man!

    It could be,I don't think I can distinguish the smell of different herbs...I just assume it's lavender as I have a lavender facial mist from the same brand(they sacked it a few years ago) and the handslave reminds me of that...

    Anyway, it's nice to know that this stuff saved you on your big day!

  4. Is it just me or it smells like Vaporub? Agreed that it's best for overnight and not so much for daytime. Pretty greasy stuff.


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