Review of Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Wipes…I love them!

 

Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Baby Wipes.
I adore the sweet photo on the packaging.
When the PR company for Jackson Reece said they would be sending me some Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Baby Wipes to review I was so pleased. I had seen them advertised before and really wanted to try them.  I am now so glad they sent them to me as I will definitely be buying them again…they are my new favourite baby wipe! I don’t know what I love the most. The fact that they smell really antiseptic-like and clean …the fact that they are bio-degradable or…wait for it…the fact they have a unique patent pending closure on the top of the packet that helps to keep the wipes moist. Perfect! I hate the fact that baby wipe packs always split and the closures always loses their stickiness. This hasn’t happened at all with this pack of wipes and a little thing like that really does make my day. 🙂
Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Baby Wipes
and the unique patent pending closure.
Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Wipes have recently won Gold as the Best Baby Wipe 2010/11 in the Mother & Baby Awards and I’m not one bit surprised.  They smell lovely, they are really moist and they are nice and soft on the skin. What’s not to like?
Each pack contains 72 wipes that are 100% bio-degradable and compostable. They are made from 100% chlorine free cloth and 99% of the ingredients in the wipes are derived from vegetable or plant extracts. The unique balm in the wipes is made from Certified Organic Tea Tree, Aloe Vera and Lavender. The unique preservative system they use is vegetable based, the scent is allergen free and the wipes are not tested on animals. The wipes are dermatological and hypoallergenic approved and suitable for use with children and adults who have sensitive skin and eczema. Jackson Reece are the first baby wipe company in the world to use degradable packaging and the closure on their pack is patent pending. They have helped to reduce their carbon footprint by having the wipes manufactured in the UK. All good things to be said about the company. They are trying their utmost to be eco-friendly where possible and it is great that if you choose to buy them that you too are doing your bit for the environment.
Here is a list of all the things that the wipes are FREE FROM:-
  • Alcohol
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Triclosan
  • Petro Chemicals
  • Soap
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) FREE (This makes me so happy that the wipes are free from this!)
  • Lanolin
  • Benzoates
  • Phthalates
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
  • Propylene Glycol
If you click here it will take you to the Jackson Reece site so you can see why they don’t use those ingredients in their wipes.
Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Baby Wipes.
I love the fact that these wipes were developed by a mum and dad. You know that they have spent a lot of time and effort researching everything that has gone into the wipes and it will have been a long hard job getting the wipes to production. But they stuck at it and got there in the end. This is one of the reasons it pleases me so much to see the amount of awards the wipes have received.  Janet and Colin’s sons, Jackson and Reece,  must be so proud of them! 

Photo showing all the awards that Jackson Reece wipes have won!
Photo courtesy of http://www.jacksonreece.com/.





If you would like to read the story behind why and how Janet and Colin developed the natural herbal wipes please click here to be taken to their website. It tells you the whole story about their son’s eczema and explains that the wipes were developed to help ease his discomfort from the skin condition.
Here is the list of ingredients for the baby wipes:-
  • Aqua – Purified Water
  • Betaine – Humectant derived from vegetable, to moisturise the skin.
  • *Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice -Aloe Vera leaf Juice – moisturiser and cleanser
  • Caprylyl / Capryl glucoside – Derived from vegetable, gentle cleansing agent which also solubilises the oils
  • Sodium levulinate –  Vegetable preservative
  • Glycerin- Vegetable based preservative carrier
  • Parfum – Allergens free
  • Potassium Sorbate – Naturally occurring preservative
  • *Lavandula Augustifolia – Aromatherapy Lavender Oil
  • *Melaleuca Alternifolia – Tea Tree Oil – Cleanser

* Tea Tree and lavender Certified Organic by Soil Association
* Aloe Vera Certified Organic by QCS – Quality Certification Services

Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Herbal Baby Wipes.
Buying these Jackson Reece wipes has to be so much better for the environment than buying the brand name ones that are not bio-degradable. I normally purchase the brand name ones myself and I tend to buy them on offer at £1 ish a pack.. The Jackson Reece wipes retail for £2 a pack on the Mothercare website which is double the price I normally pay for baby wipes. But I’m being honest when I say that I really do think they are worth double the money! They are such great quality and the fact that they contain no nasty ingredients is wonderful. Plus, I adore the clean fragrance of the lavender and tea-tree. Although most importantly, they are much more eco-friendly than the baby wipes I used to use.  I just wish they were more widely available on the high street. I tend to buy a lot of my baby wipes from Boots and Tesco and neither of these stores stock them so I think the team behind Jackson Reece should start a petition to get them to start selling them. I think if the wipes were more widely available then I think the prices would probably come down a bit and more people would start to buy them. Once you have used them you are hooked so I recommend you buy a packet and try them out.
Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Flushable Wipes.
If you would like to see the list of stockists for Jackson Reece wipes please click here. The prices per pack varies a lot from site to site and you have to take in to account P+P charges too. It is worth having a browse through all the online stockists to see where you can get the best price. I had a quick look and I found that Mothercare sell them for £2 a pack with £4.95 P+P (or you collect them from selected stores and avoid paying the P+P charges) and foryourchild.co.uk sell them for £3.58 a pack with what seems to be free delivery. I couldn’t see any details about delivery cost on that site but when you added them to your basket it said that there was no postage to pay so I’m presuming ‘Free P+P’.
I was also sent a pack of Jackson Reece natural flushable wipes to review. They are the same wipe as I have already talked about except that they come in a handy pack of 10 wipes and they are made from a flushable cloth. The baby wipes that come in the pack of 72 are not flushable but are compostable and will degrade in aerobic conditions in 12 weeks but these new flushable wipes will degrade in water within 8 days!
Photo showing Jackson Reece Natural Flushable Wipes.
The pack of 10 wipes retails at £1.00 a pack at Mothercare and the pack size makes it perfect to pop in your handbag, changing bag or even your pocket. The ingredient list for these flushable wipes is exactly the same as I mentioned earlier in the review for the natural herbal baby wipes.
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If you would like to visit the Jackson Reece website please click here.

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