June 17, 2010

Burts Bee's Hand Salve

I am so on the fence with this one. On one hand, I love the tiny flat tin (its smaller than the Vaseline lip tins), I love the idea of it and it is quite a moisturising balm. But despite its on-the-go format, it just isn't an on-the-go kinda hand salve.

For one thing it takes some effort to get enough out to rub into your hands. Then it takes awhile for your hands to stop feeling waxy. Plus it smells like camphor. Don't know what camphor smells like? Think Minyak Angin not the most glamorous scent.

But the reviews of it show it to be a great healing balm for cuts, scrapes and burns. So I think for now this little tin hasn't earned itself a place in my handbag but it's a must bring for travels when all the above, plus dry spots, may happen.
Ingredients: Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil,cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), parfum (fragrance), tocopheryl acetate, symphytum officinale (comfrey) root extract, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaves, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flowers, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de culza), linalool, limonene
If you're interested in giving this a go, Burts Bees now has stores at The Curve and MidValley (I think). The small tin is RM15 and I can't remember how much the larger pots are.


AskMeWhats said...

I own this and sad to say, I was a bit too lazy to finish this up..it has to do with the packaging maybe?

Kahani said...

did it help your hands? I honestly don't use it often enough to say - it's just so much WORK to use!

Foxy Frangipani said...

Hmm if my memory doesnt fail me i think the bigger tin cost about 50-ish? In all yellow right?

I almost bought this then, except that i have another 12653223 hand lotions to finish :P Glad i didnt hehe.

april mak said...

I still have it. But I don't use it anymore, it didn't help my hands much. And you are right, it is so much work to get to using it.

Kahani said...

Foxy Frangipani (great nick btw!): Thanks for the info! With so many hand thingies, got any to recommend?

April: I think I may love it on trips when i have dry spots and nothing but cooking oil to put on them. But otherwise...