Maggie, via the survey: My hands are dry; I live in Utah where it is very dry. I like that the hard lotion bar leaves a nice covering and the texture is very comfortable. It's handy to have in my pocket at work as a flight attendant.
Natalie in VA: I have mild psoriasis and BEESILK hard lotion worked well at reducing symptoms. Beesilk Jr was very hydrating and gentle on baby's skin. Also, I really like the soap!
Nicolle in CO: I have dry hands. The hard lotion bar gets rid of my cracks in a day!! The lip balm is my favorite Chapstlck. I will never use anything else - it moisturizes my lips.
Lauri in OH: The lip balm took a bit of getting used to after using Blistex for the last 20 years and having to constantly reapply. This lasted longer without reapplication. I used the My Buttered Life e-book for the sunscreen recipe and used the video. The video was awesome but I would have liked to see the actual double boiling melting process. I never really used a double boiler before so watching the process could have helped. It took a bit longer for the ingredients to melt then I thought, but everything worked out in the end. Your customer service was exceptional. I lost my instructions for the lip balm and lotion for the DIY kit and within a half hour you had a new copy to me. Great service!!
Denise via the survey: I have extremely dry hands and fingers to the point of painful and deep cracks on either side of my fingernails at the fingertips. Fingernails are peeling and brittle. Thumb nail beds are actually receding due to constant splitting and breaking!! The hard lotion provided not a seemingly great long term fix, but great for the short term. 12-18 hours. Definitely most effective during the night while sleeping and wearing my cotton gloves. And doing this on a nightly basis for weeks at a time is also most effective. Hard lotion is great on lips too! The lip balm is a bit grainy. Smoother texture would be better. I love to let my young children use this lip balm because I know it's 100% safe for their growing bodies!
Jamie in IN: I have dry, sensitive skin. The Beesilk hard lotion bar is great stuff - and wonderful for my 4 year son too - he has mild ezcema and hates "cold" lotion -- He LOVES the bars! I am seriously thrilled at finding your products. From the adorable presentation to the pure ingredients, they have been a joy to discover. Even my 4 yr old son agrees -- I LOVE the lotion bars!
Sabrina in NV: I have very dry skin and small bumps on the back of my arms that I had since I was young they completely disappeared after using hard lotion! The products are great I use the lotion bar wherever my skin is dry and it helps! The lip balm helps my dry lips stay very moisturized and they do not make my lips break out like other lip balms.
Amy in WA: My 3 year old daughter and I have eczema. The hard lotion bar didn't help my eczema but it did help my dry hands. The Beesilk Jr completely cleared my 3 year old daughter's eczema.
Valerie in VA: I used Beesilk Jr. on my two-year old daughter. The rash she's had on the back of her arms for the last year or so started to recede. Hasn't gone away completely but definitely notice a positive difference. Temporarily went back to using the other "natural" "organic" moisturizer previously being used, the rash came back stronger. Think I'll stick with BeeSilk! Really enjoying the products! Admit there was a bit of a learning curve to using the product (took me a while to get used to the less greasy feeling I've come to associate with "coverage" when applying traditional lotion) but overall really glad to be using a truly all natural product that WORKS! Thank you!
Michele in NY: I loved making the lip balms and lotion bars using the DIY kit. They were very easy to make. The lip balm is long lasting and I now have no residue like the commerical brands.
Kristina in Canada: I have rosacea on my face, and very dry skin elsewhere. The hard lotion is a fantastic moisturizer! I tried the Beesilk Jr on my rosacea; it didn't heal it at all (nothing does) but it was moisturizing, soothing, and did not irritate.
Theresa in Minnesota: My husband and sons suffer from very dry skin were their hands get red and irritated and get cracks sometimes. Our whole family uses the lotion bars. We have both the family and small sizes. I like to keep one in my purse. I have also given them out as gifts and have people try mine as well. Such a great product! We love it! The hair butter leaves my hair feeling so soft and easy to manage. I like to use it in place of conditioner. I LOVE the MadeOn lip balms! I have given them out as gifts and they like them just as much. I have used the regular, peppermint, and crimson rose. I personally think the color of the crimson rose is perfect the way it is.
Sara, via the survey: I'm a natural red head with wavy, straight, frizzy, fine, thick, course everything hair! I have been searching for a product like this for years... the hair butter is literally the only product that keeps my waves under control. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Hannah in VT: I am attempting to go chemical free in all of my beauty products and your lotion and lip balm are the best! The lotion does an excellent job fixing the dry, cracked skin on my hands, especially during the winter and early spring (when we are lambing).
Heidi in Michigan: The hair butter is great stuff. I like that it also works as a lotion so anything left on my hands just makes my skin feel good too. I have a giant mop of long curly hair and this is a great addition to my collection of natural tools for managing it! I love the scent and the feel of the tinted lip balm I got, it's so cocoa-y. It could use more color but I needed one for bedtime so I have been using it for that. Very soothing :)
Emily in Indiana: I love the My Buttered Life e-Books!! I love that the recipes also have other information, such as purpose, advantages, cost to make, etc. I also love the shopping list part at the beginning of the books that compare prices of different ingredients and containers on different websites. Furthermore, the recipes themselves are incredible and easy for a beginner to make (which is me!), as well as open to variation and creativity. As for what I'd like to see in a future edition, a recipe for tinted lip balm would be great! Beyond that, I'm up for anything, since one day I would love to be making all of my own personal care products!
Janet in NY: I use the Beesilk in winter and it's wonderful - it stops the itch of my dry skin and keeps it supple and nourished. I love your lip balms. They are very effective and I carry one with me all the time. The tinted one - I think a bit more tint would be better. I love your products! Particularly the small Beesilk tin that I can carry in my purse.
Sarah: I've got excema on my hands, which I wash many times a day. Have had horrible cracks and bleeding for a long time- by the end of many days I can't bend my fingers. I feel like the bee silk gets rid of my cracks overnight! I'm thrilled to have found something that works after years of trying everything. Thank you! Got the plum lip balm and its beautiful! I love it!
Debbie in NJ: I have dry skin and bouts of eczema issues. Purchased Au Choclat and did the DIY beesilk - love them both ;-) Purchased bee silk jr for my husband because he though regular beesilk was too hard to spread - still trying to get him to use it, but I love it,, especially on my legs ;-) Love the way your products make my skin feel and am always telling everyone about them ;-)
Alice: Your Beesilk Jr is so amazing. Love it and use it on my daughter. The Simply Soothing Rash Cream works well, doesn't irritate or burn and it's all natural without those nasty chemicals ingredients that I can't pronounce and probably cause cancer. Keep it up. I've told all my friends about your site. I love your products!
Leanne in MA: My hands are generally pretty dry and usually irritated, so I need lotion almost every time I wash my hands. Washing dishes make the irritation worse. I feel with using the beesilk lotion bar, I don't have to apply it as frequently as I did other lotions. (but maybe that's because it takes a little more effort so I try to train myself to go without?)
Michelle: I love your products!!!! The hard lotion heals dry skin and softens wrinkles around the eyes. The peppermint lip balm is the only lip balm I will use. The essential oil is soothing and fights cold sores. Thanks for a super product!!
Sharyce in TX: I like hard lotion much better than I like the version from Lush; in the Texas heat it smooths on and really coats my skin. I use it on my heals and cuticles. The hair butter works as well as designer products for my hair, esp on dry static filled days. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your lip balms-my favorite product from you. I keep them everywhere.
Cynthia in IL: My elbows use to cut people. My scalp was really flaky. I love the Beesilk Jr for the kids and I after the shower. It makes us soft through out the day. I don't have to put lotion on the rest of the day if I do it right after the shower in the morning. We love the smell of the hair butter and how soft it makes your hair. It also has helped my dry scalp. For the lip balms, I have one in the car, my purse, at work, and at home. I LOVE it so much!! Makes my lips so soft and I love that I am not putting anything but three ingredients on my lips. I received the soap as a sample and I am in love with it. There hasn't been anything I have received that hasn't exceeded my expectations. I tell everyone about you and will never buy any other lotion. I can't wait to start using the bug repellent.
Anita: I really like your products. I love the smell and feel on my skin. I especially love knowing that it is good for my skin and is completely safe.
Anonymous: My feet have very hard/cracked skin. Used in conjunction with foot pumice, the hard lotion bar is very effective. Your lip balms are the only lip balms I will use - addicted! Plus I LOVE the coloured ones - especially the rose one - its not too pink but on me looks like my natural lip colour heightened.
Liz in NY: The DIY ebook was my only purchase. I am loving all of the end products from your recipes. They are easy to follow & healthy. I especially love your Baby Edition. Knowing that I am making something real, with no harmful chemicals for my baby is so important. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!!
Tracy in NC: I love the tinted lip balm! I was surprised by how much color it gave my lips. I'm replacing my lipstick with the tinted lip balm.
Debra in FL: I have rough heels from flip flops. I use the hard lotion bar and I always tell people to use it for 3 days and your heels will be transformed.
Amy in TN: The hard lotion bar relieves itching and redness from my eczema! Works great for my extremely dry hands during the winter.
Britany in TX: I really love how the Hair Butter works as a sort of wax to hold my hairstyle throughout the day! I've quit using hairspray altogether!!! The lip balm has instantly become my go-to lip balm...and I have a million other brands unused in my drawer! I like it because it doesn't burn my lips like so many others, and so my kids can use it too.
Terri in CO: The hard lotion is the best product I've used for my terribly dry, winter hands. It has especially helped after gardening, although my new gloves may have helped also.
Amy in KY: I have a small issue with my hands drying out because I open a lot of boxes at work. It instantly helps soothe and soften my hands.
Stacy in PA: I am a hairstylist and cook and garden a lot so my hands are terrible~ I love the hard lotion bar!I loved the tinted lip balm, would love a bit more color though. Thanks, so thankful to have found a way to have healthy hands for me and my little guys!
Wendy: I have extremely dry cracked hands/ fingertips esp in fall and winter months. With regular use, skin on hands improved 75% using hard lotion.
Jenny in Louisiana: I've suffered from dry cracked heels for 20 years. Beesilk makes my heels look 21 years younger! ;)
Jessica M in CA: My elder son, almost 9 yrs old, has dealt with chronic flare-ups of excema since he was an infant. He also has cracked skin between his toes that he picks at and then it gets worse. This condition tends to be worse during the dry winter months. I have used many natural products. I have been slathering the Bee Silk Jr. on and it is getting better. I am trying to do nightly soaks, exfoliation and then Bee Silk Jr with socks to retain moisture. I am hoping it will be the ticket. I love the way it goes on and how the skin absorbs it, without being too greasy.
Angela in WI: I like that the lotion really sticks to your skin. I feel like it still works even after I wash my hands. It has really helped to minimize the cracks on my hands during the winter!
Megan: Renee, I love your products. I will say that I am still getting used to the hard lotion bars after years of using hand creams. But they work amazingly well on my dry skin. My next purchase will be the Bug off bars because I like that they use all natural ingredients and not chemicals. Thank you for caring enough to make such great products.
Sadagat in IA: I love this lotion. I don't have any skin problems, I use it just for dryness of skin. After I started using it, I can t use any other lotion.
Lori in TX: My mother's skin has become very delicate as she has gotten older, and she has Rosacea which is difficult to keep under control sometimes. She had a very bad reaction to a popular brand of 'sensitive skin' skin care and the only thing that helped was Beesilk Junior. No burning, no stinging, just soothing protection and healing. I can't thank you enough, Renee, for these products for my family. My dad even likes the peppermint lip balm - one of the best he's ever used. He's 75years old, so that's saying something!! Blessings to you and your family.
Mary in CT: My eczema is almost completely gone after using Beesilk. And I can wear my wedding rings in the winter now, which I really appreciate! I like both the Peppermint lip balm and the tinted one, too. I thought the amount of tint was perfect. I really love your products! I've had fun buying them for friend, too. Thank you for making products that are so simple, safe and effective.
Daphne in GA: My hands were VERY dry, the hard lotion brought them back, they are soft again! The AU CHOCOLAT scent was an added bonus...yum! I love, love, love the peppermint lip balm. It relieves my very dry, burning lips and smells so good.
Carly: I love the rash cream. Clears rashes better than store bought creams, goes on easily, and has the added benefit that I know what is in it and I don't have to worry about it harming my daughter!
Jessica from NH: The hard lotion bar cured my winter dry skin!!! My daughter uses the Beesilk Jr every night before bed. She loves that she can apply it herself. It helped with her eczema. Simply Soothing is the only diaper rash cream I will ever buy. I love that I can read and understand the few ingredients and it works so well. This hair butter has helped me to move away from chemicals for taming my curly hair. I love this product and am so grateful for it. It controls frizz, my curls look great and I love that it doesn't have chemicals. I won't leave home without my lip balms! I have them everywhere and no other lip balm is this effective. Peppermint is my favorite and my lips feel great with only one application a day. Renee, we are huge fans of yours. We LOVE everything we have tried. I recently wrote a blog post about how your products saved me on a recent trip to AZ. You can read it here: http://www.raisingz.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-wont-leave-home-without-them.html. Thanks for all you do!!!
Sharon in IL: I bought the Beesilk hard lotion for my keratitis pilaris. It hasn't really affected it beyond the moisturizing. Magnesium oil has been my silver bullet against kp. I am very pleased with the texture of the lip balm. It feels wonderful. I am so pleased with your sturdy metal containers. I enjoy the tactile feel of metal, and re-using them. I've recommended your product to a man who works with his hands and they were cracked and painful. I gave him my new full size bar of BeeSilk. And to a teller at my bank who suffers from some kind of painful dry skin rash -- I gave her your name.
Beth: I struggle constantly with dry, cracking, peeling hands. Hard lotion helps greatly with my skin problem! So far it is the only thing that soothes and keeps my hands from peeling, cracking, and bleeding.
Nancy in NE: I rate all the products I've used so far as a ten, the au chocolat included. I appreciate you paving the way for those of us who would never have known we could think outside the box concerning skin care!
Kara in Missouri: Hard lotion is great for dried out winter skin. I have used the tinted lip balm and have been satisfied with the little bit of tint and the texture.