Every day, the beauty and body care industry, along with agriculture and even the fashion industry- collectively making up what we put in us and on us- is moving towards eco-friendly and sustainable operations and methods. In a sense, the philosophy is driving the market and creating more and more opportunities for companies like CoCaBee- which has lived this approach since its inception- to fill the expanding desire for people to live an eco-lifestyle.
Incorporating innovation, agriculture, biology, and modern technology with an organic, future-friendly philosophy, CoCaBee is a Canadian innovator of organic, eco-friendly, and sustainable products.
Frustrated that she couldn’t find an all-natural, cruelty-free, organic lip balm that actually worked, Amanda Lavery, Entrepreneur, Owner & CEO, created her own. Her company, CoCaBee, has taken the cosmetic world by storm.
Amanda Lavery is a self- admitted lip balm junkie. She loves almost everything about it the feeling, the texture, the moisturizing qualities, and of course the myriad of yummy flavors available. What she didn’t love were the ingredients in the lip balms she was buying. “I started reading more labels, checking the ingredients and researching the methods of how products we consume are created,” says Lavery. “ To put it mildly, it’s a little scary to find out what we are really taking in.” As a result of her research, she changed many of her buying habits, but couldn’t find a truly organic option for lip balm. So she did what any industrious, tenacious, and determined individual would do, she started to make her own.
Through lots of trial and testing, Lavery developed a lip balm recipe that was 100% organic made from raw, natural ingredients, like coconut oil. Not only did she feel better about what she was putting on her lips, the product she developed actually worked better than the non-organic lip balms she used to use. Hers were smoother, more flavorful, and lasted longer than anything she had previously tried.
Friends and family soon noticed and requested their very own batch of Lavery’s lip balms. It turns out there are a lot of lip balm lovers out there! “From there, the idea of getting this wonderful, safe, 100% organic creation out to more than just my friends and loved ones was a natural progression,” explains Lavery. And that was when CoCaBee was born.
“We wanted CoCaBee to be paraben-free and 100% natural, no harsh chemicals, and preservatives. To do this, we created a luxurious lip balm using the natural basics of coconut oil, honey, and beeswax to create a smooth lasting lip balm. Sourcing our ingredients through accredited and certified suppliers is key making sure it is safe and tested. Our containers we choose are made from natural and renewable bamboo. Any ingredients we choose from our suppliers are checked to make sure no animal ingredients and organic ingredients. Any packaging we choose is either natural bamboo or glass. Eco-friendly packaging is key and we want to eliminate as much plastic as we can to help our earth. Humanity is changing and so it’s important to grow and learn and protect and make a product that people will feel safe with. By standing by our vision and motto of why we created our company and products, we will stand out with the competitive market. Organic agriculture and sustainable living are both at the heart of CoCaBee’s ingredients and packaging as well as its desire for people to live longer healthier lives.” says Lavery.
CoCaBee Ultra-Hydrating lip balm comes in delicious natural flavors like peppermint, lime, coconut, and eucalyptus.
Amanda Lavery traveled from Canada to the U.S.A. to promote her brand with passion and determination, she arrived in Los Angeles, California and had the opportunity to show her products during the Oscars gifting suite where celebrities such: Billy Porter, Sharon Blynn, Edwin Hodge, Ava Cantrell, Luis Guzman, loved her line and enjoyed the products. From lip balms, the company has now expanded to include hand creams and sunscreens and is researching and developing more products under the same philosophy of people maintaining an eco-friendly and organic lifestyle.
Lavery is taking the beauty industry into another level, focused on her mission has recently expanded her line of products to include indulgent hand cream, which is certified clean and cruelty-free. CoCaBee hand cream soaks right into your skin and comes in four long-lasting scents, lotus, vanilla, sweet orange, and lavender, all packaged in an eco-friendly bamboo jar, just like the lip balms. “There’s no need to put harsh chemicals on your body when nature provides us with powerful skincare ingredients,” says Lavery. “Every CoCaBee product is handmade in Canada using natural ingredients, making them the perfect eco-friendly addition to your beauty routine.
Technology is changing and growing, companies are becoming aware that e-commerce is growing at a fast rate. “Our company is aware of the shopping sites. We think this is great because our vision is not to have CoCaBee as a storefront physically but as a distributor that manufactures and sells online as well as having a storefront online. This helps and stops with the overhead cost running a store physically with hydroelectric bills even customers driving to purchase. We are saving all of that by keeping everything online.” says Lavery.
CoCaBee future products will continue to mold and change to keep at our motto as being natural and safe and eco-friendly.
To purchase CoCaBee products, visit CoCaBee.com