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Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, Fragrance Free,


Pros: 99% Natural; Makes skin soft, supple

Cons: Includes Phenoxyethanol, which causes reproductive and developmental toxicity

So I've always trusted Burt's Bees to be safe, and I've used this cream for awhile before getting pregnant, and it worked wonders for my thighs and buttocks.. but once I confirmed I was pregnant, I became much more conscious about what I was putting on my body. I noticed the tub only said "99% natural ingredients" so I looked into what the other 1% was made up of... 

I learned that Burt's Bees includes the ingredient Phenoxyethanol, which is known to cause reproductive and developmental toxicity. It is a preservative that they use in sunscreens, lotions, pharmaceuticals, etc.. and it is TOXIC to us. Avoid this product!


I only gave it two stars since the other ingredients seemed to be what you'd be looking for: jojoba oil, cocoa butter, aloe, ... things like that. But seriously don't use this stuff. Find the natural product! 

I used GoodGuide.com to find the list of ingredients with an explanation of their safety and health ratings.


After I saw this information, I threw out my Burt's Bees products (and half of everything else I own) and ordered some of the Earth Mama "Angel Baby Earth Mama Body Butter" that is 100% ALL NATURAL, PURE and safe for mom and baby! (And much cheaper than the other products I had seen on Mothering.com, which is why I had opted for Burt's in the first place...)

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Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, Fragrance Free,

When you're pregnant, you're body is changing so fast you can't keep up - your belly stretches leaving skin tight, dry and uncomfortable. Our super-enriched, conditioning Belly Balm naturally nourishes skin leaving it feeling smooth, soft and comfortable. Pumpkin seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids, and Olive Oil provide much needed moisturization while beeswax helps skin retain its moisture keeping skin heathly and happy.

FeatureProvide much needed moisturization
LabelBurt's Bees
List Price$9.99
ManufacturerBurt's Bees
Number Of Items1
Product GroupBeauty
Product Type NameBEAUTY
TitleBurt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, Fragrance Free, 3 Ounce Tins
Release Date2010-12-10
Height3.5 inches
Length3.5 inches
Weight0.56 pounds
Width6 inches
Is Adult Product0
Batteries Included0
BrandBurt's Bees
Package Quantity1
IngredientsOlive Fruit Oil, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Pumpkin Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Extract, Pollen Extract, Adenophora Stricta (Root Extract), Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil
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