I cannot recommend Childs farm products highly enough! The products were sent to me and my sister-in-law to review and we have both tested them with our kids and have encountered no problems whatsoever even though my niece has very sensitive skin and my daughter has slightly sensitive skin.
Here are the gift sets that I received to review:-
Childs Farm three bottle gift bag for girls
Childs Farm two bottle gift bag for boys
The gift sets came in useful little cotton gift bags that can be re-used for all sorts of things. I have put my daughter’s jigsaw puzzle pieces in hers so they can be kept nice and tidy in her toy box. You don’t have to buy the gift sets, you can also buy the products individually.
The organic sweet orange oil in the boy’s bubble bath that I tested smells so delicious. You really must believe me on this….it’s a beautiful fragrance and I really hope they consider turning it into a perfume and fragranced candle so that I can beg to be first in line to review them. 🙂 My sister-in – law also loved the sweet orange fragrance in the boy’s hair and body wash and she liked the smell of the organic tangerine oil in the girl’s bubble bath. The boy’s bubble bath is called ‘Get your feet wet! Bubble bath for buccaneers’, the boy’s hair and body wash is called Caked in mud! Hair and body wash for dirty rascals and the girl’s bubble bath is called ‘Clean, calm & collected. Bubble bath for sweet dreams’. The fragrances used in all the Childs Farm products really do make the whole home smell lovely when you are running the bath. It seems a little does go a long way with all of these products.
The products are not the cheapest on the market but they are also not the most expensive. I would never normally consider paying close to £4 for a bottle of bubble bath but as I loved the bubble bath so much I think I would definitely consider purchasing it again. These do contain organic essential oils and organically derived replacements to the usual irritants that can be found in some brands of bath products and as expected that is obviously going to push the price up when compared to other products on the market.
I think it is great that they are putting some of their profits towards good causes like these. The description of the charities is on the website but only the charity logos are on the actual bottles. I think it would be a good idea to include the charity name on the bottles as well so that people could be more encouraged to buy the products if they wish to help support those charities. I’ve never heard of either of these charities before and because only the logos are currently on the bottles I wouldn’t realise which charity I was helping to support. I don’t think these products are yet stocked in shops so that is probably why they’ve not yet added more info as they know you’ll have to browse the site anyway to purchase the products.
If, like me, you like to know the ingredients of the products you are using on your child’s skin then you will be pleased to know that Child’s Farm provide a full ingredient list for each product on their website. When I was first offered the opportunity to review these product I did first question their use of Sodium Coco Sulphate in the products as I was worried it might be the same as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) which I do my best to avoid using on my daughter’s skin. I also said to Childs Farm that I didn’t like to read all the ‘chemical sounding names’ as they always got me worried that they were harmful to my child. Well, what can I say…I have never before received a response to a question by a company in such a professional, helpful and understanding way! They were courteous and gave a full explanation of the reasons for using their chosen ingredients. It turned out that the Sodium Coco Sulphate is a surfactant derived from Coconut oil and it’s use is permitted by both Ecocert and Soil Association and it is said to count as ‘natural’. They also said something that really did make me stop and think. They said that the ingredients I was concerned about should not be confused with ‘nasties’ that bear similar names and that I shouldn’t think an ingredient is threatening just because it has numbers in it’s name (Such as PEG-12 Dimthicone which I’d also been slightly apprehensive of). They then gave the example of how ‘H2O’ (water) is safe and natural in comparison to ‘E’- which we all know isn’t. I’ll be honest in saying that I’d never really thought of it like that. I’d always sub-consciously thought of ingredients with numbers and chemical sounding names as being inherently bad for you but like they proved with their example I shouldn’t always think like this. ‘H2O’ isn’t bad for us – It’s the exact opposite, it’s great for us. I’m pleased that I questioned them as it has allowed me to see that Childs Farm are not only a ‘brand’ but also a company with real people behind it that actually care about not only their products but also the people using them too. In the end I felt comfortable in testing the products on my daughter and niece’s skin and I don’t hesitate in recommending the products to you.
You can read a lovely interview with Joanna Jenson,the founder of Childs Farm, here on maggieandrose.com. Plus don’t forget to go and like the company on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Click here to be taken to the Childs Farm website so you can purchase your own set of bath products that are ‘as natural as your countryside’. These products would make great gifts for a child of any age. I just love all the fantastic names they have given each products, it reminds me of another popular skincare brand ‘Lush’ in that respect.
*Photos are courtesy of Childs Farm
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