Several years ago my wife got a free Burts Bees sampler pack. It contained lip balm, hair products and several other items. One of those items happened to be Burts Bees Hand Salve 0.3 oz size. I asked my wife if I could have it; she said that I could.
Why did I want this item from my wife?
I work with fixing computers and Thermal Label printers, as well as phone support for software. Taking on the phone is not messy but dealing with the other two things is. I constantly need to clean my hands. After a lot of hand washing my hands get very dry. If I dont use some sort of hand lotion they will start to crack. I hate nothing more than my hands being dry can cracked. To me it is worse than leaving the dirt on them. There are several hand lotions and creams about the office. None of the really seemed to help cure the dryness, they just seemed to stop my hands form getting worse. I wanted to try something different. That is why I asked my wife for the Burts Bees Hand Salve.
How is it Packaged and how to you use it?
Unlike hand cream products that come in a tube, Burts Bees Hand Salve comes in a round metal container. There are two sizes: A small tin (mainly Silver with yellow labels) that holds 0.3 oz and a larger one (mostly yellow) that holds 3.0 oz. Over time, I have had both sizes. Both sizes have a lid that pops off. These two lids are a bit different. The larger one has a ring around the edge that makes it easy to open. The smaller one doesnt have this ring. The lid on the smaller is flush against the body of the lower half. Due to this, it is much harder to open. I end up having to dig my nail under the lid to get it open. This method works but it takes a while to do it. . After you open the lid then you can use the product.
Inside of the tin is the product. It is a hard, yellowish, solid, greasy feeling, pleasant smelling, and fills the entire tin (when new). As stated earlier, the product is hard. In order to get it out you need to apply a little pressure to it while rubbing your fingers across it. The friction created quickly and temporarily softens the product. Once you have some of it on your hands just massage it in to your skin as you would any hand cream.
How did Burts Bees Hand Salve work for me?
I have to say I like it. I have found that with some hand products there is a greasy feeling on my hands for quite a while. In fact, I find that my hands are actually greasy for a while. With Burts Bees Hand Salve the greasy feeling goes away with in a few minutes.
I find that it works much better than other products I have tried. Earlier today my hands were cracking. I used some of the Hand Salve and now they are looking and feeling much better. This improvement happened over a period of a few hours. Other products would have never helped me this quickly, if at all.
In the past I had a problem with very dry and rough elbows. I used the Hand Salve on them and within a few days they were good as new.
Finally, the smell is not offensive at all. Best thing about the smell; I find that it dissipates rather quickly. With some other products the smell lingers for hours. That is offensive when that happens. Offensive odors dont happen with Burts Bees Hand Solve.
What does Burts Bees Hand Solve cost?
Besides the Burts Bees website, the only place I saw pricing for this was at Whole Foods. The 0.3 oz. container cost $3.00 at Whole foods. This size was not on the Burts Bees website. The larger one (3.0 oz.), can be found at Whole Foods and the Burts bees website for $7.00
Product and Company Information:
Ingredients: Sweet almond oil, olive oil, beeswax, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), comfrey root extract, rosemary oil & leaf extract, lavandin oil & flower extract, eucalyptus oil.
Not Tested on Animals
Burts Bees, Inc. P.O. Box 13489, Durham, NC. 27709
I have noticed that sometimes the larger tin has the following quotes on it: The Defender or a Farmers Friend. It still is the same product.
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