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It is no secret that I am a fan of Green People. We love organic products in our house and I am especially pleased with their range of children’s toiletries. But it seems I am not the only one! We are only half way through the year and the lovely team at Green People already have 2 awards under their belt.
Firstly their Dry Skin baby lotion, a wonderfully gentle and calming lotion perfect for everyday use was awarded the Bizzie Baby Silver Award. It contains no perfume, parabens, lanolin or other yucky chemicals and created purely from organically certified ingredients (94.4%) such as hemp seed, aloe vera, marigold and apricot oil (sound good enough to eat!). As statistics for babies with sensitive skin continue to rise, many parents are seeking alternatives to chemically filled skincare. The price per 150ml is £9.45.
The other product to be awarded was the mum & baby rescue balm. A versatile, multi-purpose product that is perfect for use during and after breastfeeding. It can also be used to soften the perineum, on cradle cap and generally on all dry skin both for mummy and baby. Made from organic shea butter, hemp and calendula it contains absolutely no nasties and is certified 95.9% organic. It is so mild it is even suitable for those with Eczema and skin allergies. They were awarded “Must Have” Breast Treatment by Tips Awards put to the test by real mums in real life situations. The price per 100ml is £9.70. Pricey but worth it.
Green People are celebrating National Breastfeeding Week from the 24th – 30th June 2012 by giving £3 off our Mum & Baby Rescue Balm, the organic product of choice for breastfeeding mothers everywhere.
Check out my review below and you will see that we found it very useful too!
We were sent the mum and baby rescue balm by Green People to try out. It was a great consistency, you could see a little would go a long, long way. But what would we use it for? We are long past the days of cracked nipples and stretchy perineums and we have our odd outbreak of dry skin but normally only in the winter months. I rubbed some on my dry elbows and put it on the shelf… then Littlelish came into the bathroom. Her beautiful little face had a rather large blemish on it by her mouth. Hmmmm…. She had had it for weeks, it developed when she was suffering from a cold. I wasn’t sure if it was chapped skin or a coldsore? Whatever it was it was rather unsightly, poor baby and it made her look unwell, even though she was feeling right as rain.
Like I said she’d had this thing for weeks, kept on licking it which seemed to make it worse and it wouldn’t go away. So I put the rescue balm to the test and I’m pleased to say it passed with flying colours. By the next day it had almost entirely dried up, the skin was now a little flakey so I applied some more. The following day the unsightly sore had vanished, literally without a trace. I was chuffed to bits! I can now definitely recommend this as an excellent product for what appears to be a multitude of purposes. Fantastic to know this is on my shelf when we need a miracle cure for dry, chapped skin or for when number 2 is on his/her way. Oh and my elbows? They are soft as silk ;)
Green People are very kindly offering 2 sets of the 2 award winning products as a giveaway for you and your little one. Entries below via the Rafflecopter please. The winners will be drawn at random.
I’ve been much more conscious about the food that I choose to eat and feed my family since having littlelish. My body is my temple and all :) As well as eating fresh, organic produce, I also have a preference for organic toiletries for her. I’ve often deliberated over the idea of buying organic toothpaste more »
I’ve been much more conscious about the food that I choose to eat and feed my family since having littlelish. My body is my temple and all :) As well as eating fresh, organic produce, I also have a preference for organic toiletries for her. I’ve often deliberated over the idea of buying organic toothpaste but for some reason I have never really followed through with it. I guess I was a little stuck on the fence as to whether it would clean as well as normal toothpaste does. I’ve also never really seen it for sale in the supermarket to even put it to the test. So when the lovely lady at Green People offered for us to sample their products we jumped at the chance to try their toothpastes!
They sent us 2 certified organic toothpastes (EcoCert) made especially for children. The toothpaste does not include any Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Fluoride, Triclosan, Sorbitol, Parabens, Phthalates, artificial sweeteners, petrochemicals or colourants all which are found in normal toothpaste. For those who aren’t in the know, it is very interesting to google the list above for more information. I did and was rather shocked! I’m now rethinking all our toiletries, not just the ones for littlelish! The toothpastes are made from calcium carbonate which gently cleans and removes plaque while using Vitamin C and Myrrh to fight gum disease and Aloe Vera as an antiseptic.
We were kindly sent both the spearmint and the mandarin flavour. We made the mistake of trying the mandarin one first and I’m afraid to say the minty one hasn’t had a look in yet. Well actually I tried it and it was lovely :) The mandarin one is perfect for little ones as it is not too sweet but just sweet enough to have absolutely no complaints about teeth brushing. She loves the fact that she can take the cap off herself and that it isn’t a bright white colour but rather an off white (she has always been obsessed with shades of colours a bit like her mother!)
I like that fact that although there is no foaming agents in the toothpaste it does bubble up quite nicely and is easy to brush with. Her teeth look lovely and white and her mouth is fresh. All the while I can rest assured she is not swallowing yucky chemicals because let’s face it little ones ALWAYS swallow their toothpaste even if you are stood by imploring them to spit, spit, spit!
The toothpastes are priced at £3.50 for a 50ml tube which is more expensive than a regular toothpaste but really worth it. Not only are all products 100% gentle, vegetarian and cruelty free, Green people also donate 10% of all net profit to health and environmental charities. So you can feel proud you are doing a great thing for your little one as well as a little extra for the planet.
We are excited to see what else they stock. I think we are going to be total Green People converts – keep you posted! You can find more about Green People and their products at www.greenpeople.co.uk or on facebook.
Two things I am passionate about are food and raising children. Combining the two I am somewhat ‘obsessed’ when it comes to feeding my daughter. We try to eat organic or homegrown as much as possible. I actually slightly freak every time she drinks milk that is not organic. I know I’m ridiculous, I told more »
Two things I am passionate about are food and raising children. Combining the two I am somewhat ‘obsessed’ when it comes to feeding my daughter. We try to eat organic or homegrown as much as possible. I actually slightly freak every time she drinks milk that is not organic. I know I’m ridiculous, I told you I was obsessed. As a baby she was breastfed and only once ate food that I had not prepared myself (from a jar, duh duh duuuuuuh – we were at our friends campsite – needs must and all).
Oh I forget to mention I am also a recovering perfectionist ;) I say recovering because being a perfectionist and having a child is nigh on impossible, believe me! But seriously bringing a child into the world is the single most important thing I’ve ever done, damn right I’m going to try and do it to the best of my abilities.
So this gentle introduction about me gets me nicely onto the controversial subject of breastfeeding. I have always been a firm believer that breast is best (excuse the pun). After all mother nature provides us with the kit to care for our babies and you can always trust mother nature – she rocks! My own experience of breastfeeding only serves to strengthen my conviction of how wonderful it is.
I will be honest, I did judge people who didn’t breastfeed their children. Sure I know there are plenty who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason (fine) but I also know there are plenty who can and well just won’t…. and for this I could never quite ‘get’ the reason.
Having said that I am pretty much a live and let live type, sure I have my high standards but I can’t judge everyone by them. I try to leave people to get on with things how and as they please.
Recently I have been confronted with a close friend who is breastfeeding but wanting to stop because she dislikes it. Admittedly I found it very hard to deal with, a huge lump forming in my throat as she told me “but, but, but…” struggling with “it’s her choice” and “noooooooooooooooooo”. I found myself feeling quite angry about it afterwards, again not understanding her reasons why. How could you dislike breastfeeding? She had her reasons but they all sounded like excuses to me.
Well today I saw for myself the reasons why and without going into too much personal detail, I understood. I saw her struggling, unhappy and upset with breastfeeding her own child and all of a sudden I felt very bad for judging her. She didn’t need my guilt trip as the cherry on the top of a newborn baby cake.
I will always maintain that breast is best for me but next time I judge someone who is not breastfeeding I will remember there might be a million reasons why, many I may not understand. At the end of the day only a mother knows what is best for their baby and if it is affecting their well-being and making them really miserable I don’t believe they should struggle through it.
After all a happy mummy = happy baby.
- I’m a freelancer in creative marketing with a background in design and styling but when I'm not working I'm doing the most important job in the world, being mummy to my beautiful little girl! I love to create and craft and have a passion for colour and beautiful detail. This blog is all about my life, my amazing daughter, my inspirations and creations!
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