I love trying new things and always want the best for Chloe and am always on the look out for new organic/natural/generally eco friendly goodies to try. So when Heather at Screaming Green (I love saying that name so much!) offered to let us try the Beaming Baby bubble bath it was a quick yes please! I had heard of Beaming Baby before but I hadnt actually tried anything from the range, so I did a little looking around and found that I love their ethics and wish I had come across them sooner!
Firstly it’s made in the UK, always a plus and 10% of Beaming Baby’s profits go straight to charity – by buying their baby skin care products you are supporting SANCCOB, a charity which rescues penguins from oil slicks on the African coast. And they also donate to ‘Baby Lifeline’, giving hospital equipment to baby care units.
And if that’s not a good enough reason to buy their goodies then how about the fact that Beaming Baby are committed to being carbon neutral and reduce their carbon footprint where possible and work with suppliers to reduce theirs too. What they can’t reduce, they offset by 120% and they invest in Gold Standard reforestation projects to help turn the world green. The bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic as well and can be recycled again.
So some finer details on the bubble bath itself, over 70% of the ingredients are organic and it is certified by the Organic Food Federation. It contains organic aloe vera and natural orange blossom. Its free from sodium laureth sulphate, alcohol, perfume, colouring, preservatives and benzoates. Its hypoallergenic, pH balanced, dermatologist approved, suitable for sensitive skin, not tested on animals and is Vegan Society approved. And after all that it only costs around the £4 for a 250ml bottle. I love the way that they list the source of the ingredients on the bottle, so Citrus Aurantium Amara relates to Orange Blossom and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is Organic Aloe Vera, makes me feel much more trusting about a product when I know they aren’t trying to hide anything!
So how did we find it, well I love the look of the bottle, Chloe seems to approve of it too and I have to keep it on the shelf or she always tries to steal it. The actual liquid itself if colourless, I was maybe hoping that it might be slightly blue-tinted but alas it’s clear – I guess that to make it a different colour would mean adding extras in and to be honest I’d much rather it be clear then risk having something in it that might aggravate Chloe’s skin.
The second thing I noticed was the smell or lack off, I actually love orange blossom scent but I find it really hard to place the scent in the bottle, it’s not unpleasant, just not what I was expecting. The smell doesnt develop either when you pour it in the water. But again I’d rather it be very light then really strong – especially when her body wash and shampoo etc are scented as well!
Which brings me to another point, the bubble bath is actually quite runny, I almost poured in much more than I meant to the first time. It’s not a problem at all but just something to remember when pouring it in. As for the bubbles themselves, Chloe is a bubble monster (like most children probably) and although this does produce quite a bit of foam it’s not what I’d call bubble-licious. I (and Chloe) weren’t disappointed as I’ve come to expect that with more natural ingredients there is always some kind of a trade-off, so I wasnt totally expecting a bubble mountain! And Chloe was happy enough splashing about in the foamy bubbles.
We’ve been using it for 3 weeks now and Chloe’s skin is always lovely and soft after bath time, no dryness at all. This is great for everyday use as Chloe has a bath virtually everyday and I want something that’s not going to make her dry or get irritated. I’d definitely be happy to give this as a gift to someone with a young baby and I’m interested in trying some of the other goodies they have in the range, they have Baby Wipes, a Shampoo, Bodywash and a Baby Lotion and other bits all organic too.
The bubble bath was kindly donated by Screaming Green to try but I did this review because I wanted to, no compensation was received for doing it. No one has told me what to write, all words (including spelling mistakes) and opinions are 100% my own and genuine.
Heather at Screaming Green has very kindly offered 2 lucky readers the chance to try a bottle of Beaming Baby bubble bath for themselves!
To enter please pop on over to Screaming Green’s Facebook page and post on their wall your best baby bathtime tip. It could be your LO’s favourite bath game, toy, or just a fun way you get them washed without tears!
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- This is open to anyone in the United Kingdom.
- And closes at 11.59pm on Thursday 29th September 2011.
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And the two winners are…………..
Jamie-Lee Norris and Carolina J. Congrats, please email your address details to firstname.lastname@example.org