Sunday, January 30, 2011

You Are What You Use...

So a friend of mine Jan was talking the other day about chemicals in baby's products and that got me thinking about the products I use for my daughter Willow.  I was directed to the Cosmetic Database and boy were my eyes opened. ***Note for fun try looking up some of your most used items just to see where they fall***

It is funny how giving birth to a child really changes your perspective on things.  Before having Willow I could really care less about most of the products in my house that I used day to day.  If it smelt nice, cost less, and worked right that was the purchase indicator in my books.  Like really why pay more right?  But now having a child, I realize that it's not about me, and like most parents I want the best for my child and that includes buying products that in the long run will give her the best chance at having a relatively healthy life.  I mean it seems like Cancer rates have increased over the years, and not for nothing (I'm sure there are many reasons that could be used to explain why) I would hate to think that some silly bath product I used everyday on Willow turned out 20 years from now to be a factor in some ailment she had.

Anyways,  I spent my early morning today packing up all Willow's bath and cream products to throw away (Those of you that know me...know how much it hurt me to pack up perfectly good products)..."Waste not want not" was what mommy used to say.. But in this case I just couldn't see myself giving something that I knew was not the best to someone else to use on their child...kinda like giving crack to another addict so you don't smoke it yourself if you know what I mean. So in the trash went the goods and out the door a shopping I went!

I ended up picking up 2 products that had passed the cosmetic database test, and after using them tonight i wanted to give my initial reviews. 
Product number 1: Baby Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo & Wash 

I opted to get the fragrance free as opposed to the scented one and I must say for a non-fragrance product the aroma was not to shabby.  Kinda smells like earthy honey (does that make sense?).  I poured 2 cap fulls in Willow's bath and it did not foam up much which I expected seeing as I know to get nice bubbles like in the bubble baths I used to have as a kid requires... you guessed it.  Chemicals. What did surprise me was when I poured a pea sized drop into Willow's hair how much it did soap up to really get her hair clean.  Now mind you the child's doesn't have much hair so really maybe I'm giving the product too much credit but I was pleasantly surprised so I have to point that out.  It also washed out very nicely out of her hair and on her body leaving no residue so all in all I am happy with this product.

Product number 2 : moisturizing baby lotion  by Live Clean.  Now I must say I am very familiar with this brand and the only reason i didn't by their body wash too was because they were sold out at the store.  I use their shampoo and conditioner for my own hair and I love that fact that they are not only eco friendly (using 98% plant ingredients in most of their products) but that they are also Canadian. (Kinda like supporting my country)
Now I LOVE this baby lotion.  A little bit goes a long way I used a quarter sized amount and I was able to do Willow's complete body.  The formula is not greasy and leaves no sticky residue as other creams do.  The scent is is nice too.  Light and like a baby lol.  I love the fact that I could pronounce a majority of the ingredients and the price point was not to bad for the size.
All in all I have now graduated into the organic baby product world and I'm happy to say I am what I use!



The cool kids are doing it.

Well let's see, everyone is always asking me for my opinion on stuff; and, god only knows I've got a lot of opinions so what better way to share all that I have to say than guessed it.  A blog! lol

I'm going to be honest with you right from the get go, this blog will have spelling and gramatical errors in it.  There will be some stuff written that you may agree with and probably a lot of other stuff that you will not, but one thing is certain this blog will be 100%  HONEST!

My mother used to always say...ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.  We used to laugh at her as kids but it's so true!  There are too many people in this world that ask questions only looking to hear what they want.  Not me!  Hope you enjoy reading my blog I will do my best to keep the topics fun. 

By for now (BFN)