I’m always worried to some extent about what products we’re using as a family. When I look at the back of packaging, there are always just so many ingredients and chemicals that I don’t recognise. I also worry more and more about the environmental effects of products that we’re using. We’ve recently been trying out some products from The Natural Family Co, including some from their Jack N’ Jill kid’s range.
This bath range is made in Australia and as you can see from the picture below, the packaging is super cute and is BPA free! The range is cruelty free, hypoallergenic, plant based and tear free.
I didn’t find the Sweetness bubble bath or Simplicity shampoo and body wash to have much of a scent. That is quite possibly a good thing though! The bubble bath doesn’t bubble up that much, you have to swirl the water around with your hand. Once you’ve done that, it bubbles up nicely! The reason it probably doesn’t bubble up as much as most products is because the natural foaming agent is soap bark. As well as providing bubbles, it is also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants. Autumn loved looking at the bubbles and playing with them. She kept trying to eat them!
The shampoo and body wash seemed to clean her very well and I enjoyed using them. Both of these products contain Quinoa. Apparently, as well as being a superfood, the important minerals it contains help to prevent dry skin. It also contains high levels of B2 which helps skin tissue and contains amino acids which help to protect hair and help it to grow.
The Serenity moisturiser was my most favourite of the three products. After an evening bath, I began to apply it and could smell lavender. I think most people are aware of the benefits of lavender; how it can encourage sleep, as well as improving the length and quality of sleep. It contains lots of nourishing natural oils and I’m actually quite tempted to use it on myself too!
We were provided with three toothbrushes (one with a stand) and two toothpastes to try. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to convince my husband to try out any of these yet! On the bright side, it looks like I’m set for toothbrushes for a good few months!
There are a choice of colours of these toothbrushes. They come in lovely biodegradable packaging and are BPA free. The toothbrushes themselves are also biodegradable (they are made of non GMO cornstarch and nylon!) They feel a lot softer than normal toothbrushes and as such, kinder to teeth.
I tried the Original flavour of toothpaste first. I was pleasantly surprised by its gentle rivermint taste. As you can see from the tube, it’s also free from fluoride, sls, parabens and harsh chemicals. It’s also 70% organic! The propolis and myrrh flavour tasted a little stronger, but it wasn’t unpleasant. I’d say it made my mouth feel a little fresher. I don’t think it made my teeth or mouth feel as clean as the toothpastes you buy from the supermarket. However, having said that, I do worry about the chemicals and the strength of them that are making your mouth feel like that!
What do you think? Would you give these natural products a try?
Disclosure: I was kindly sent the items mentioned in this post for the purpose of this review. As always, all views are honest and my own.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.