1984 The Burt’s Bees® brand is born, selling hand-poured beeswax candles.
1991 Our famous Beeswax Lip Balm is created and quickly becomes our best seller.
1994 We moved from Maine to Durham, North Carolina, to focus solely on personal care products and improve our distribution.
1999 Our Milk & Honey Body Lotion pioneers a natural preservative system.
2007 We launch The Greater Good®, our commitment to responsible business practices.
2008 We play a leading role in developing the Natural Products Association’s Natural Standard for Personal Care Products and Seal, an industry first.
2010 We reach an average of 99% natural ingredients in our products.
2011 We celebrate our first-year full year of sending zero waste to landfill in our three U.S. facilities.
2012 Our responsible sourcing senior manager visits eight countries that supply priority ingredients.