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baby-with-natural-toiletiresThis week we’ve been using some of the Earth Friendly baby Toiletries sent to us by Health Quest.

Even though Little miss Green is 10, I don’t see any need to resort to harsh chemicals. In fact, as she hits pre pubescence, it is even more important to use gentle, natural products on her skin. The Earth Friendly baby range of products do not use SLS, parabens or artificial colours and fragrances.

Degradable baby wipes

Funnily enough, I was most interested in the wipes! I know cleaning bums ready for nappies is thankfully a dim and distant memory now, but I’ve always been intrigued by disposable wipes – I mean, they have to be the ultimate in convenience, yet terribly bad for the environment.

We covered this topic a while ago when we were challenged to give up wipes as part of our ‘Change the World Wednesday’ challenge where you’ll be able to find my home made recipe for baby wipes.

Greenwashing

Earth Friendly stock baby wipes are backed up by certificates of biodegradability. In addition, Which? magazine, who are notorious for cutting through non-scientific claims from companies backed up the Earth Friendly biodegradability when they were investigating greenwashing.

The wipes are made from cellulose and are fully biodegradable. These wipes have gone through stringent tests and have been registered and listed by DIN CERTCO as compostable materials.

Wherever possible, Earth Friendly source wood and wood pulp from certified forests and avoid using wood which has been harvested illegally or is in violation of traditional and civil rights. The don’t use wood from forests of high conservation value and they avoid wood pulp from forests or plantations growing genetically modified trees.

So back to the products:

The Good:

The smell – these products are really mild. As a family of people who are put off by strong smells, these were perfect for us. The delicate scent of mandarin in some of the products is lovely.

Packaging for products in bottles. Clearly labelled PETE, this makes recycling easy.

Ingredients – ingredients are listed in both Latin AND English. This makes it easy to decide whether or not you want the product because you know exactly what it in it.

Price – for all natural products the price is very competitive and should sway some ‘non green’ people to try them too.

Multi purpose – so what if the Earth Friendly range is for babies? My hands are now lovely and soft thanks to the calendula day cream! In addition I’m happy to use the shampoo and massage oil on the entire family.

Performance – We have very hard water, but these products perform well.

Organic – up to 70% of the ingredients in some products are organic which is better for you and the environment.

The Bad:

Packaging for daily care cream and wipes will probably end up landfilled as there are no recycling instructions.

Bubble bath takes some getting used to as it is extremely runny! This isn’t a problem now, but initially we wasted quite a lot.

The Verdict:

When Little Miss green was a baby there were very few natural products around and I ended up making most of them myself. I also learned to separate wants from needs and discovered you actually need very few skin care products.

However, there were times when I would have liked the convenience and choice of some ‘off-the-shelf’ goodies. Earth Friendly baby certainly fill a gap in the market. Not only are these products effective and natural but the price is spot on. I’ve also seen rave reviews from parents whose children have eczema and are finding this product range helps soothe their skin.

In order to get full marks I would like to see the packaging improved throughout the entire range so that it could all be recycled easily.
If you want to try some for yourself, we have a great giveaway for you worth £27.50!

Win Earth Friendly Baby products

1x Eco Baby Wipes

1x Organic Chamomile Shampoo Bodywash

1x Organic Lavender Bubble Bath

1x Organic Mandarin Body Lotion

1x Calendula Daily Care Cream

1x Natural Unscented Massage Oil

and a selection of sample sachets.

In order to enter, please leave a comment below. For another entry, ‘like’ the Earth Friendly facebook page. (Let me know you’ve done that in the comments). If you become a fan of Earth Friendly’s Facebook page you will be eligible for promotions and discount codes for their website!

I’ll post anywhere in the world, so please take part! Competition closes in a week when I shall pick a winner using Random Generator.

104 Comments

  1. Nikki West on March 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    These products are fab. Would recommend them to anyone! Have run out so would love to win this prize.



  2. Julie Henderson on March 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    These sound amazing and as i have sensitive skin and suffer from severe bouts of eczema unfortunately i find it hard to find products for the children to keep their skin from getting irritated

    Also been a fan on facebook



  3. Victoria Boland on March 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I would love to win these for my little boy who has eczema.



  4. Lisa backhouse on March 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    These look absolutely great, both me and my son suffer from eczema and have tried loads of different things, but in the end we keep coming back to E45 so something natural would be fab 🙂



  5. Lisa backhouse on March 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Have liked and shared on facebook as well.



  6. Heather Shaw on March 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    These products look great for soft skin!



  7. Madelaine McLaughlin on March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Just the thing for precious skins 🙂



  8. Madelaine McLaughlin on March 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Will suit my dry / sensitive skin too



  9. Madelaine McLaughlin on March 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Am already a FB fan 🙂



  10. Emma Weaver on March 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Id love to win these and have liked the facebook page



  11. Pete on March 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    These’d be fab!



  12. Pete on March 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Liked you on facebook 🙂



  13. Maddy on March 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I’m a Facebook fan 🙂



  14. Maddy on March 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Would love to win this for new Grandchild due any day now!



  15. Fiona Martin on March 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    These products look really lovely – would love to try them on my new baby boy. Have liked the Earth Friendly facebook page. x



  16. Margaret Farmer on March 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    My new Grand-daughter is due on May 1st, will be trying the products.

    I have also liked your facebook page



  17. sarah allcoat on March 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway xx

    @medsdemon



  18. sarah allcoat on March 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    have followed the Earth Friendly FB page x
    (Sarah Allcoat On FB)
    @medsdemon



  19. Lucinda Barton on March 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Ohh I havent seen these before would love to win some and have liked them on facebook!



  20. Mrs Phillips on March 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Lovely products, thank you.



  21. Mrs Phillips on March 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Liked and shared on facebook.



  22. Kerrie Vella on March 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    add me to the draw please



  23. Kerrie Vella on March 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    liked on fb for extra entry



  24. Sean on March 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    would love to win these!



  25. Sarah Anguish on March 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What wonderful products, great for my little one who has sensitive skin



  26. Sarah Anguish on March 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I ‘like’ your facebook page for an extra entry



  27. Katie S on March 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

    My little niece suffers from terrible eczema, have been looking for products like these. Also a fan on FB



  28. Lisa Ellison on March 16, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Have “Facebooked”



  29. Isil on March 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I would love these for my toddler. Thanks.



  30. Robyn Clarke on March 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Please enter me, great prize



  31. Jessica on March 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’m forever on the look-out for products that won’t irritate my boy’s sensitive skin.



  32. san on March 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    great prize id love to win



  33. san on March 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

    have already liked x



  34. Cat G. on March 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Great prize, nice to find Earth friendly products for babies 🙂



  35. Heather Walsh on March 17, 2011 at 11:22 am

    These products look great



  36. Heather Walsh on March 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I have liked on Facebook



  37. Sarah Mills on March 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Would love these products for my son!



  38. Michelle Bosomworth on March 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS, IM A FACEBOOK FAN



  39. Alison S on March 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    These products look fab am currently on a mission trying to win my best friend some baby products for her first baby due in May



  40. NATALIE BRADLEY on March 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Fab products would love to win 🙂 have liked on facebook aswell 🙂



  41. Louise on March 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    My LO suffers from eczema so these products look ideal



  42. Cathy MacLennan on March 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Already like on Facebook, have shared. Would love to win this prize as I know a little body these will be kind to.



  43. Allan on March 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Please enter me



  44. Jane on March 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Already like your page on facebook



  45. Carolina J. on March 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Wonderful products! Would love to have them for my baby!



  46. Carolina J. on March 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I am a “Liker” of your FB page.



  47. Claire Butler on March 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I LOVE USING NATURAL PRODUCTS AS I BELIEVE THEM TO BE SAFEST THING I COULD USE ON MY BEAUTIFUL BABY’S SKIN



  48. Sally W on March 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I could very easily be ‘swayed’ to green products, but having been made redundant, money is always (sadly) top priority. If I could try some and found them to be good products, then they would likely end up in the weekly shopping basket.



  49. Stuart Osborne on March 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    The younger of our 2 little boys is prone to an occasional outbreak of eczema, which drives him (and us) mad, especially as we feel quite helpless sometimes. I have a feeling these toiletries could help fend it off, so i’m keeping my fingers crossed here.



  50. Suzanne sendell on March 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    love any thing with no additives



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