Burt’s Bees was founded by Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby back in the early 1980’s. Both wanted to lead a simpler life, having moved away from the hustle of the big city. On a chance meeting, Burt came across a hitchhiking Roxanne and the rest is history. Bee-keeping Burt taught Roxanne about his bees and hobby, and she put forward a recipe to use left over Beeswax to make their first hit lip balm in 1991. Since then, Burt’s Bees have developed a host of skin-caring products, all enriched with the restorative properties of Beeswax whilst pioneering in responsible ingredients sourcing, recycling, and refusing to test on animals.