Friday, January 18, 2008

California Baby




How could you not want to protect baby skin from the harsh elements or keep them away from chemicals? California Baby offers lots of products which are completely natural and safe for new or old skin. If you have super sensitive skin, these products which range from massage oils to bug spray to detangler, are for you.


Developed by Jessica Iclisoy, the products are organic and cruelty free. Jessica practices what she preaches and lives a very eco-friendly lifestyle. You can read all about her here. After learning more about Jessica, I want to be her BFF!


I tested three items from the California Baby line. I use the Detangler on my daughter's birds nest of tangled, wet hair. The little girl on the label looks like my daughter and she even asked me how her picture got on there. It smells lovely and works well, no irritants or harsh ingredients within miles of this hair product or any other California Baby item. Adults can use the detangler too and its safe for color treated hair (yay!).
Next I tested the Sunscreen when I went for my early morning walk. I rubbed this all over my hands, neck and face. I get nervous applying things to my face because I don't want my pores to clog, resulting in undsightly pimples. I used a generous amount which didn't cause my eyes to tear or my skin to erupt. It applied nicely leaving no residue and washed off easily when I came home. It was not greasy or heavy which is important to me. I can use it on my children and even on my tiny little infant niece, its very safe for all skin.
Last is the Calundula lotion. It's a pot of lotion for dry skin, can be used on cuts and scrapes, cradle cap if your baby suffers from that, eczema, and can be used on the face. It's a general, all purpose kind of product which is safe and gentle for all skin sensitivities. My kids get tiny bumps on their skin in the winter so this is a must use product for them although Ive been hogging it myself and using it on my hands. I always have to have lotion nearby for my hands but Im willing to share.
I never gave a whole lot of thought to products being organic, natural or healthy. I've always teetered on the healthy end of the spectrum but wasn't hard core or militant about it. I recently learned about animal by- products that go into cosmetics and lotions (for example moldy, maggot ridden meat is boiled then the fat is skimmed off the top and used in cosmetics, true!) and am looking into products that are completely safe to use for my kids and myself. I loved and wholeheartedly stand behind California Baby products! I read through the site, tested the products and would love to use more of them like the Bug Repellent and the Essential Oils. I admire Jessica for launching the line and being so involved in every aspect of creating these safe products. Please visit the site here.

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