Thursday, May 15, 2014

Original Sprout Review

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***

One of my favorite things about babies is their smell. I love to cuddle up with my daughter and just breathe in her scent, especially after bath time. Every time I go to the store to buy bath products for my daughter I have to smell all the products and I get extremely frustrated when I can't find a natural bath product that smells decent. I want my daughter to smell great but I also want a more natural product, especially since some have been known to cause cancer (or so they say). I live in a part of Ohio that isn't far (about an hour away) from a town with a huge unexplained cancer cluster problem found in children. That makes me very nervous! Even though we're an hour away from this town it still makes me think and worry about the well-being of my child. I could never in a million years imagine something happening to my precious baby girl. Something like that is seriously a mother's worst nightmare and I feel so deeply for any parent that has to ever go through something like that.

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out Original Sprout shampoo, conditioner, and detangler. I never sniffed the products before I gave my daughter a bath, so when I started washing her hair and got this whiff of smelly goodness, I almost jumped for joy. It is so hard to find natural bath products for babies that actually smell good but Original Sprout baby products smell absolutely wonderful! I washed my daughter's hair then conditioned it (even though I've never thought to put conditioner in her hair before). I thought for sure it would leave her hair feeling greasy but it didn't; her hair was just as soft as it usually is with no greasy feel to it. 

The next night I gave my daughter a bath, I figured that I would use all three of the Original Sprout products I received. I thought to myself that if I used the detangler along with the conditioner, her hair will definitely come out greasy this time and possibly leave a nasty residue. Nope, didn't happen. Her hair came out beautiful and feeling healthy like usual with no residue or greasy feel to it. Not to mention the clean smell of her hair lasted for a couple days when normally the good smell only lasts for a day. 

Original Sprout is a family-owned company that makes and provides safe, non-toxic, high-performance hair and skin care products for the whole family.Their all natural health and beauty products are free of soy, gluten, honey, peanut products, Phytoestrogens Lavender & Tea Tree, Phthalates, Clove, Nanoparticles, Titanium Dioxide, and Musk. They are also 100% vegan, cruelty free, and biodegradable with perfumes from natural extracts. With Original Sprout products you will never have to worry about lice and insects because all of their hair products have rosemary in them and bugs hate rosemary. Pretty awesome huh?

Want to know the best part about Original Sprout? The shampoo and conditioner isn't actually made just for babies. I had to actually look that up because I was sitting here one day thinking why in the world would a baby need conditioner for their hair? I guess I just kind of assumed it was for babies when I read on the bottle "Extra Gentle on Eyes" and "Quick and Easy Rinse" but apparently it's made for just about everyone. The gentle ph of their products is perfect for maintaining hair color and perfect for just about all hair types. 

Original Sprout carries a great variety of health and beauty products for just about anyone, from sunscreen to Tahitian hair oils and styling products. The best assortment of Original Sprout seems to be for babies, however. Original Sprout even has baby products that are great for eczema and cradle cap. 

The verdict you ask? I'm pretty sure the products sent were meant for me but I accidentally used them on my daughter which resulted in a great experience. I would definitely recommend Original Sprout to all my family, friends, and readers. Connect with Original Sprout on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news and happenings! 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Baby Gourmet Review

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***
Getting my daughter to eat is always such a hassle. I don't want her to make a mess but she insists on feeding herself or she doesn't eat at all. I wasn't quite sure how she would feel about the Baby Gourmet brand but as long as I let her carry it around, she loves it. So far there is not a single flavor that my daughter does not like and I hate to admit but I've tasted them as well and they're actually pretty delicious for baby food.  Baby Gourmet has a great selection of flavors in stages 1-3 from Tropical Banana Bliss to Apple, Sweet Potato, and Berry Swirl. They also have protein puree's available that are loaded with the essential proteins every child needs to grow strong muscles.

Read this from the website:
All of our products start out in Jen's and Jill's own kitchens—not in a lab or a factory. We know that as a busy mom you probably don't have time to think about things like viscosity (texture), brix (natural sweetness) and pH. That's why we think about it all day, every day.
We do it because we know that a sweet potato isn't just a sweet potato. Some are too fibrous, some are too brown, and some just don't taste as good as others. We have strict specifications and are very picky about using the freshest ingredients—just like you would be if you had time to make your own baby food.

We taste every batch

Every package of Baby Gourmet passes strict nutritional and food safety guidelines. We pass all USDA and organic certifications. But, as moms, we go a step further. We actually taste every single batch ourselves. If we don't absolutely love it, we pour it out and start from scratch. It's true! Because our bottom line is not 'the bottom line'. It's our commitment to making the best-tasting, most nutritious food—the only kind we would feed our own children.

That makes me feel great about feeding my daughter Baby Gourmet! Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to check out their store locator. I'm sure your children will one day appreciate the wholesome organic choices you've made by choosing Baby Gourmet!

***I recieved this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.***