We got Burt’s Bee’s Baby Bees Buttermilk lotion to go with the Baby Bees Buttermilk bar soap that we use on our 6 month old son. We have been using these products on him since he was born. We wanted a more natural, gentle, but effective moisturizer to care for baby’s skin. I have loved Burt’s Bee’s products for years so it made total sense to set up baby’s skin care with this product line.
This lotion is packed full of all kinds of natural moisturizers and skin protectors as well as soothing agents like aloe.
BUTTERMILK, BOTANICALS & PARABEN FREE
Apparently buttermilk is higher / richer in fats and emollients than whole milk and it has been used for centuries as a natural, skin cleanser and softener.
This lotion also includes botanicals like sunflower and coconut oil that help to seal in moisture and help protect baby's sensitive skin.
There is also aloe barbadensis leaf extract
Burt’s Bee’s products are also 100% Paraben free.
“ Parabens are potential endocrine disruptors, meaning that they may interfere with the body’s hormone system.”
They also use NO synthetic fillers and No chemical additives.
Burt’s Bee’s also does NOT test their products on animals
water, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, stearic acid, beeswax, fragrance, glucose, tocopherol, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, buttermilk powder, xanthan gum, sucrose stearate, sodium borate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase
This product’s ingredients are 98.81% Natural
You use this as you would any lotion but it basically says to rub over baby’s entire body as often as desired.
The 7fl oz bottle that we have does not have the push down applicator that squirts the lotion out. We have just the regular snap open squeeze top. It works just as well.
The bottle is made with 80% post consumer recycled material.
Burt’s Bee’s clearly marks all of their packaging with what they call a “natural bar” which very clearly tells you exactly how natural that specific product is. For this lotion it says it is 98.81% natural
WHEN WE USE IT
We apply this mainly when baby gets dried off after his bath. It is a very thin lotion, just a tad off white in color. It has a light fragrance that smells a lot like a baby fresh scent with what seems like a hint of apricot in there as well. (This smells just like the Baby Bees bar soap that we also use.) The first time I used it (on myself) it surprised me that even though this lotion was thin it REALLY did do a seriously good job moisturizing. It smoothes out onto the skin easily because it IS thin. When you first apply, it does feel a bit oily BUT only for a few seconds. As you massage it in, it absorbs and then it is completely natural feeling. None of that coated, oily feeling or stickiness.
One application every evening after baby’s bath seems to be enough .We have been using this on baby’s skin since we brought him home from the hospital and we have NEVER had any problems with dry skin. Never had any kind of irritation or redness caused by this either.Baby's skin is left smooth and sweet smelling.
NOT JUST FOR BABY
This is suitable for anyone, any age, with sensitive skin.
I use this as a body lotion myself because I have psoriasis that are easily irritated but most soaps, lotions, creams, fragrances…
This has never caused any kind of irritation for my skin or the areas affected by psoriasis.
It does help a lot with the dryness, and the most important part for me is that it doesn't irritate!
This is easy to find at most if not all natural food stores. I have seen Walgreen's carry these products. I paid $7.55 for a 7fl.oz bottle at our small local natural foods store. I think that is a pretty average price for this product but I have paid as much as $10.50
I would recommend this Burt’s Bee’s Baby Bee’s Buttermilk lotion for anyone who has sensitive skin or just wants to use a more natural lotion, but especially for babies!
If you would like more information about Burt’s Bee’s and their products you can visit their website at www.burtsbees.com