For all of you new moms and soon-to-be mamas out there, I’m sure you are tired, tired, tired. With three kids under the age of 5 and another due any day, I’m already tired, but you know what doesn’t make me feel any better? The baby shower gift guide that I’m supposed to be putting together. And that’s why I was so thrilled to be able to check out some of the best eco-friendly beauty products for new moms on the market. Some of these beauty products were specifically created for mom and baby, but many can be used by moms on their own.
Before we begin, let me just say that all of these products were gifted to me for this post. As always, I appreciate every gift I receive, and this is no different. I have received nothing but praise from both of my daughters when I’ve told them about the products that I received. I’m sure their approval will also be on my mind as I review each product, but it is my sincere hope that each review I write will be useful, so I’ll do my best to not let my children’s influence color the review.
This is my second post in a series of four, but as always, I will let you know in the introduction that you are going to see an Eco-friendly product list. What I will do in this post, however, is break out some specific eco-friendly products that are either new on the market or have just received a lot of buzz. You may also notice a brand or two that’s missing from the list of the Eco-friendly products on the market. That’s because some products that aren’t Eco-friendly, but are very well made, are great products, but may have a negative impact on the environment. So please, be a little more thoughtful and eco-conscious with the products you purchase.
1. Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner – $12.99 for a 14.4 oz. bottle at Walmart
I have a small obsession with shampoo. I mean, how many times do you have to use shampoo every day? I’m one of those people that likes to use at least three or four shampoos a week. When I’m traveling, I don’t even bring my own. I use hotel shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. With my daughters, I use the same shampoo every day. My hair is fine and I prefer a heavier conditioner. After giving my hair a lot of attention, I end up with dry, crunchy hair. My daughters’ hair, however, has not seen that problem.
I have found a couple of natural shampoos and conditioners that seem to give my hair a good boost in the moisture department, and I’m hoping they’ll continue to keep it moisturized, but I also like to try and use eco-friendly products when I can. In the case of the shampoo and conditioner from the above link, they’re made of bamboo, so I’m excited to see how they will work for my hair. My daughters’ hair is already soft, so I’m excited to try this one for myself.
This product is very affordable for a great shampoo and conditioner, and the packaging is recyclable and biodegradable. The scent is a little more fruity than I would like, but not too bad. I plan to give it a try and see if it gives my hair the boost I’m looking for.
2. Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap – $6.79 for a 6 oz. bottle at Walmart
Lavender is another scent that is very popular for both mom and baby, and it’s also one of my favorite scents. When I think of scents, I also think of baby powder. The only problem is that most baby powders aren’t natural. My daughter is a lot like her mom, so I would much rather use a natural product than a chemically-laden product for my baby.
Dr. Bronner’s is my go-to brand of castile soap, so when I heard that they had created a Lavender scented soap, I knew I had to try it out. I love this product, and I am a big fan of natural products, so it’s safe to say that I will be using this product. If you aren’t familiar with castile soap, it’s the basis of most natural soaps. I will definitely keep this on hand for my daughter once she’s born, and I’m happy that Dr. Bronner’s is supporting the earth by making this product. I also love how it smells. If you like lavender scents, this is one you will want to try.
3. SkinTec Face Cream – $19.95 for a 6 oz. bottle at Walmart
I have had the opportunity to try SkinTec face cream. My husband bought this product for me during a recent vacation, and I have to say that I have been loving it. It’s not greasy, and it’s not sticky. It just feels good on my skin. The only downside I have noticed is that the scent is a little on the strong side, but it’s a scent I like.
I received this product in exchange for my honest review, and this is the second time I have received the products for this post.