Sponsor Spotlight :: Butterbean

June 20, 2013

Today we welcome Rhythm of the Home sponsor Butterbean to the blog! Read on to find out more about Butterbean, and to read our interview with Summer, the creative mama who makes the natural sunscreens, lip balms, and bug sprays that Butterbean offers. And make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post, because Butterbean has a special giveaway to share with our readers here today!

 

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Tell us a bit about Butterbean.

The mission of Butterbean is simple. It is about using healthy ingredients that protect the skin, while complementing the relationship of people to their environment. Our sunscreen, lip balm and bug spray are handmade in small batches by artisans who believe the best ingredients are natural. Butterbean products will gently nourish, protect, and heal the skin of everyone in the family.

Butterbean is a mama-owned business that makes sunscreen, bug spray, and lip balm. I started making these products for my own family and friends, and I got such positive feedback that I thought other people may want to try these natural, effective alternatives as well. I think the atmosphere for local, organic, and artisanal products is ripe right now as people realize that the best way to get a quality product is to know the first name of the person who makes it! The thing that I get most excited about when it comes to Butterbean is the list of ingredients. I use certified organic raw coconut oil and organic fair trade Shea Butter. The beeswax is from a local apiary. My apricot kernel oil is free of chemicals, and my vitamin E is from a company that makes a pledge against GMO’s. The essential oils I use in the bug spray and lip balm are 100% pure and steam distilled. I have also been pleased with finding an organic source for Neem oil as this is one of the key ingredients in Bug-a-boo. This year, Butterbean sunscreen is listed as an EWG top pick with a score of “1.”

 

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How do you balance being a business owner and parent?

Late nights! Fortunately I am a night person, so, after the children are tucked into bed, and the house is quiet, I get to work! I have a passion for family life and healthy living so I am so grateful to have this space where I can express my bliss. I have found that having a small business allows me to maintain my own identity while still being present and available to my family. It also connects me to the community in an intimate way. I get so excited when I walk into a shop that carries my sunscreen, or when I get an email about someone’s experience with my products.

 

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What is one special object in your home that makes you smile, pause, or reflect?

My oldest daughter and I share a birthday, and one year, as a gift, she made me a beautiful banner out of scraps of fabric. She cut each piece into the shape of a triangle and hot glued the pieces onto a piece of twine. She did all of this without my knowing (and I have eyes in the back of my head)! I was overwhelmed with the magnamity of a project like this for a child, and the thoughtful and generous spirit that made it. This little prayer flag hangs in my family room above a window.  I see it everyday and it reminds me of my gratefulness for the sweetness of home and family!

 

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Today Butterbean is generously offering one Rhythm of the Home reader a Butterbean gift pack. The gift pack includes 1 3oz jar of sunscreen, 1 bug-a-boo, and 1 lip balm. To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post. We will pick a winner next Thursday, June 27th.

Thanks to Butterbean for being a part of the ROTH community and for sharing with us today! For more about Butterbean, you can visit the Butterbean website, or the Butterbean blog.

 

 

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{ 28 comments }

Zane June 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

These products look so great! Thank you for this opportunity to try butterbean!

Helena Berg June 20, 2013 at 7:03 am

I’d love a chance to try Butterbean products on my kids–we use a ton of sunscreen around here and could definitely use a good bug repellant!

Lauren S. June 20, 2013 at 7:18 am

Thank you for this give away! Butterbean products look just wonderful. I am always searching for the best, natural sunscreen for my little boy.

Lena Eivy June 20, 2013 at 8:05 am

I love this story! I can relate for the need to have a personal identity outside of parenting.

MamaWren June 20, 2013 at 9:48 am

What wonderful products … can’t wait to try !!!!

Anne in NC June 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

We’d love to try these products. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gerri June 20, 2013 at 11:04 am

What a great giveaway… Thanks for the opportunity! :)

MzTallulah June 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

I live in a Mediterranean country and have a very fair-skinned child who loves lip balm and reacts horribly to all kinds of insect stings, and I’d love to try natural products to help her. Thank you for the giveaway, and good luck to Summer with her company!

Kellie E June 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

I would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the chance!

Tami June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I love the looks of these products. It’s so hard to find a sunscreen that i want to put on my kids skin. Thank you for the chance!

Kristina Morris June 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Hi! We would love to try this! Very excited.

Shannon k June 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

This looks wonderful. Thank you for this offering.

Katy June 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

oh my! I would just love to check out Butterbean. What a great giveaway.

Shannon June 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

These products look wonderful–I found myself wishing I could smell them:) Thanks so much for the chance to try them out!

diah June 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I really love your story, especially on the way you balance being a business owner and parent. This encourage me a lot. And the giveaway is great. Hope I can try them out.

Lise June 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Butterbean is my absolute favorite sunscreen! Thanks for the chance to try the other products.

Rachel June 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Would love the opportunity to try these products out! They sound wonderful!

Cynthia June 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Sounds like a great product! I’d love to give it a try.

Melia Merrill June 21, 2013 at 5:12 am

With eczema, allergies and asthma – we are always looking for a great natural product that works. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel T June 21, 2013 at 5:55 am

these look amazing hoping to win!

KC June 21, 2013 at 7:24 am

I have yet to find an acceptable sunscreen for my two girls. I would love to win this kit!

tracy alverson June 21, 2013 at 7:37 am

We are ALWAYS searching for sunscreen that works, and won’t harm littles skin

Thanks!

Chinamama4 June 22, 2013 at 6:21 am

What great products! Thanks for the opportunity…

Patricia June 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

These products look “just perfect” for the little ones (and the Gramma’s like me). I will definitely check out their site and, hopefully, purchase items for my granddaughter.

WELCOME BUTTERBEAN!!!

Lisa June 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Thank you for this opportunity!

Aubrey R June 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

The products look wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer June 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

count me in! thanks.

Brandy June 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I’m almost out of sunscreen and Butterbean products look like a good fit for our family. Crossing my fingers!

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