My friendship with Natalie at Plutonium Sox is founded for a love of similar things, one of them is ethical products! Since forging our online friendship she has really given me the push to go further with the ethical choices I make, particularly when it comes to Palm Oil products. That’s where Babyblooms comes in! They sent both Natalie and I a lovely set of skincare gifts. Natalie featured them in one of her Palm Oil free round-ups.
Of course the first thing I loved about them was the fact that they are palm oil free and made of lovely natural ingredients. But what about as a gift for a new mum? I thought they were fantastic!
Soothing Body Lotion & Replenishing Hand Cream
I get dry, cracked hands and my entire body is prone to eczema. Since moving away from palm oil and chemical laden products I’ve been using coconut oil as a moisturiser, which is great, but it does take a while to soak in to your skin and you have to melt it in your hands before smoothing it on. That’s OK for me because I tend to shower when Oliver is at nursery so I’m not in a major hurry. However, when Oliver was smaller I used to virtually have to jump in and out of the shower in the same leap so having a body lotion like this that soaks in to your skin almost instantly and leaves it feeling soft would be amazing. The same goes for the hand cream, I also noticed that unlike other hand creams my hands didn’t sting after using this one, and my hands get REALLY dry and sore.
This is a regular sight for me unfortunately – and one of the reasons I usually hide my hands in photographs. It’s the one part of getting engaged I really hated, everyone wanted to see my hand!
The rejuvenating facial moisturiser was just as good too. It comes in a 60ml pot, but you really only need a tiny amount. I usually use the ‘simple’ branded day cream, but I need much more of that in comparison to the babyblooms face cream. Something I noticed about my 50ml pot of ‘simple’ was that there is an awful amount of packaging to make it look bigger than it actually is – with this baby blooms it’s in a jar – you see exactly what you’re getting!
I am a sucker for lip balm, in fact I use it almost every night before bed, I have fairly full lips which I know I might not have forever so I like them to look and good. I don’t wear make-up unless it’s a special occasion so smooth, moisturised lips are really important to me. The only downside for me is that I like my lip balm to be in a tube, I have long nails so as soon as you get any way down the pot it gets stuck under your nail, but for most people I am sure that is not a problem. I’m just fussy!
Baby care cream
Oliver isn’t a baby any more (sob!) and we have been potty training so nappy rash isn’t of a major concern, but both he and I suffer with a little bit of eczema and it’s SO gentle on it.
One of the things I love about all of these creams is that they smell divine but you know that there aren’t any harsh perfumes in there, just essential oils. Well, that and knowing that you’re helping reduce the impact of palm oil on our environment and it’s completely cruelty free loveliness that you’re spreading over your skin.
These skincare gifts are amazing, and while the price is a little more than I would usually spend they are definitely worth it. I’d consider them a perfect gift for a second time mum who has pretty much everything she will need already – you can’t go wrong with a bit of pampering!!