One thing that I absolutely love is finding new, innovative, fabulous baby and toddler products. I also love having the opportunity to try these new products, share them and give them away (my favorite). Like many of you, I prefer to use organic and natural products whenever possible, especially when choosing baby care/toiletry products for my two little ones. And as you may know by now, I cloth diaper my youngest, so any diaper cream/ointment that I use for him has to be cloth diaper safe. That said, I love trying new cloth diaper products and accessories! So, I'm happy to be sharing some products from Nassim Naturals with you today!
Nassim Naturals has a line of products perfect for momma, baby and the entire family. Their line includes lotions, shower gels, massage oils and balms. Here's a little background about Nassim Naturals for you...
The creator of Nassim Naturals grew up in Togo, West Africa and when upon moving to North America, she developed skin problems and would have adverse reactions to many different skincare products. She went to doctors and tried almost everything: creams, ointments, lotions and nothing worked nor gave her relief. Nassim's background and passion educated her enough to know that there were too many toxins in the products she was using, so she decided to launch her own research program to study the chemicals in mainstream products and to learn about their effects. Her sensitivities to many products became clear as she continued on a journey of discovery into the world of botanical science. She attended workshops and seminars in herbology, aromatology and aromacosmetology which confirmed her belief in the need for high quality pure ingredients in the creation of skincare that is ethical, and sustainable. Nassim Naturals believes that nature’s laboratory has everything necessary to support healthy skin, and thus, Nassim Naturals was born. Nassim's passion and drive created a wonderful company that loves and enjoys creating natural products without additives, chemicals, or artificial scents.
When Nassim Naturals contacted me about trying some of their products, I was super excited. Nassim Naturals sent me three products to try: Ouchie Diaper Balm, Baby Body Lotion and Yummilicious Cocoa Lip Balm. First of all, the product design and packaging are just adorable. I love the baby animals on the baby product packaging. My toddler loves animals and enjoys trips to our local zoo. So, at diaper changes, my toddler would always make a "growling" sound when he would see the rhino on the Ouchie Diaper Balm container. My toddler also thinks that giraffes "growl " (not sure where he got that from), so after bath time when I would apply Nassim's Baby Body Lotion, he would growl, too. Toddlers are so funny sometimes!
So, the first product that I tried was the Ouchie Diaper Balm. I have a few favorite diaper ointments that are in my arsenal of diaper creams/balms/ointments, and The Ouchie Diaper Balm quickly joined the ranks with those favorites. The Ouchie Diaper Balm comes in a circular container and is approximately 2 fl. oz./60 ml. It's also cloth diaper safe. I didn't have any issues with repelling or staining with any of my cloth diapers. I primarily use bumGenius cloth diapers, but also have a few GroVia, FuzziBunz and GoGreen Diapers in my stash. The first thing that I noticed is the wonderfully smooth texture of the balm. It glides on quite nicely. Also, a little bit of this balm goes a long way! I used The Ouchie Diaper Balm on both of my little ones. My oldest is potty training/learning and uses a Flip Trainer, but wears disposables, too. My youngest is cloth diapered. I still have a little of the The Ouchie Diaper Balm left, but my husband used a little too much of it when he would change diapers. I know this because of the huge finger print swipe I would see in the container. Fact is, our balm probably would have lasted longer had my husband not used so much! So, word to the wise, please remember that a little does go a long way and you really do get a lot of "bang for your buck." Secondly, the smell is pleasant and I love the natural chamomile, lavender and myrrh. I also really like how compact the container is and how conveniently it can fit in a diaper bag!
The second product that I tried was Nassim's Baby Body Lotion. The lotion has a nice, thick texture and like the Ouchie Diaper Balm, goes on smoothly. It left my toddlers' skin feeling moist and soft, and I applied it liberally after their bath time. Nassim's Baby Body Lotion has a soft, herbal scent. It's a pleasant aroma. I wish, though, that the lotion had a little sweeter, stronger scent. I understand that this is mostly personal preference. I'm sure it's a complicated, fine balance formulating a scent that will be pleasing for everyone. Besides desiring a slightly sweeter scent, the lotion was a hit. Nassim's Baby Body Lotion has worked great for my toddlers and did its job well.
The final Nassim Naturals product that I tried was the Yummilicious Cocoa Lip Balm. While the Ouchie Diaper Balm was my favorite Nassim product, the Yummilicious Cocoa Lip Balm was way up there! This lip balm was heavenly. The smell is delicious (shea butter and organic cocoa butter) and I kept licking my lips! Yummilicious Cocoa Lip Balm is in a small, compact container, so it's perfect for your make-up bag and purse. It would even fit conveniently in your pocket! I've been using the Yummilicious Cocoa Lip Balm throughout the day to keep my lips moist as the winter air here has been exceptionally dry. No chapped lips here!
If you want to try some of Nassim's awesome, natural products, then visit their web site where you can purchase from their fine line of baby care and personal care products. Nassim Naturals is currently offering free standard shipping on orders within Canada and the USA. Visit their web site for more information! Of course, you could always enter a giveaway for an opportunity to try TWO of the Nassim Naturals products. Hip, hip hooray for giveaways!
So, let's get to the fun part! Nassim Naturals is graciously giving one lucky winner TWO Nassim Naturals products of the winner's choice! Simply follow the easy Rafflecopter instructions below! There are TWO MANDATORY entries and the other entries are extras for more chances to win! This giveaway will run Saturday, February 25, 2012 until Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. The winner will be randomly chosen via Rafflecopter and announced on March 10th. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond and confirm their prize, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck! Open to US only.
Toni The Chic Momma
Toni The Chic Momma
P.S. - Nassim Naturals graciously sent me their products to try. However, all opinions expressed are mine! Just my two cents.
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