I recently had the opportunity to review a couple of products from My True Nature. The company was founded by Kelly Boyd, whose goal was to create safe products for her child that worked as good as most mainstream soaps and shampoos, but that were made of completely natural ingredients. When she couldn’t find anything that she was happy with, she created her own.
The products that My True Nature currently offers are:
- Dewey’s Natural Baby Bubble Bath
- Daisy’s Natural 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash
- Ollie’s Natural Hand Soap
The products that I got the chance to try were Dewey’s Natural Baby Bubble Bath and Daisy’s Natural 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash. Each is made of completely natural, certified organic ingredients.
The first thing I want to note is that my son is a fair complected redhead with super sensitive skin, so I’m always a bit on edge when I try new products on him. (Yes, this is a little boy in these pictures. He just has long hair because I can’t bear to cut those curls off again.) It just makes me nervous because I don’t want him to break out or be miserable for even a small period of time – it’s just the over-protective mother in me. However, using these products didn’t make me feel that way.
Why? Well, because I could find all of the information about the ingredients right on the website and then look them up for additional information. Aside from being able to learn more about the ingredients used, I also thought it was great that they have a list of harmful ingredients (that they DO NOT use) present on their site to keep parents and caregivers informed.
I used Dewey’s Natural Baby Bubble Bath first, of course. I squeezed a little over a half ounce into the base of the tub as the water was running and walked out of the room for a moment to get my son ready. He LOVES bath time, but he also loves to play hard to get, so sometimes I have to chase him down. I have to admit, I didn’t really expect to see a lot of bubbles when I went back into the bathroom, but there they were! It was almost like a giant fluffy cloud had landed in my tub! Of course, this made my son happy because he’s a bubble popper. The bubble bath has a very clean, light floral scent – and I stress light because it is only lightly scented in my opinion, which is not a problem for me and my son, but others may prefer a stronger scent.
Of course, I tried Daisy’s Natural 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash next. I’ve been using a product that was lavender scented on him, so it took me a few minutes to get used to the scent of the shampoo and body wash, but it doesn’t smell bad by any means. Just a different smell than I’m used to. In fact, the scent is definitely natural and pretty darn refreshing – it kind of reminded me of laying in a field of wildflowers in the spring.
The shampoo also lathers up remarkably well compared to other all-natural products that I’ve tried and all I used was about a dime-sized amount, which pleasantly surprised me. I could even make little rooster tails with my son’s hair! Some of the other baby shampoos I’ve used couldn’t do that, so I was pretty happy with that aspect. My mom and my grandma used to lather us up and give us cool hair designs when we took baths, so it allowed me to reminisce a bit.
Another thing I liked about the shampoo was that it washed clean fairly easily. I think I used three cups of water to rinse it out, which is amazing considering that I typically use nearly 8 cupfuls of water to rinse his regular shampoo out. Like most kids, my son hates to get soap in his eyes, so I do my best to keep that from happening. That said, I can’t say for sure if it’s truly tear-free or not because he didn’t get any of it in his eyes and I wasn’t going to be a big meanie and “accidentally” test it out.
I used another dime sized amount to put in the wash rag and that did the trick for the body wash. I also think it’s fantastic that My True Nature has fun little characters on the bottles – they are adorable and my son loved them. The very next night, he said, “Mommy, I want the skunk and the dragon! Get them for me, mommy, get them!” and pointed up at the bottles. I think the characters would be fabulous tub-toys.
Overall, I was very pleased with both products. As I previously mentioned, my son has sensitive skin and neither product caused any adverse skin reactions to occur – not even a single splotch! You know what that makes? A happy baby and an even happier mommy.
If you are interested in learning more about My True Nature and the products that they have to offer, you can visit them at: www.mytruenature.net, follow them on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the new products that they will soon have coming out!
Also, My True Nature has offered to sponsor one of the prizes in my upcoming giveaway, which will begin on November 1st and run through the 25th – so if you’re interested in trying these amazing products, you just might be able to snag them (and a lot more) completely free! Don’t forget to check back on 11/1/11 to enter!