Aloe hand soap – Product of the week

For this week, I’ve chosen one of those products we just use day in day out and probably don’t think much about. I know I’ve been guilty of getting the cheapest of the cheap in this product because ‘it doesn’t really matter’ and then wondering why my skin is so dry. Yes I’m talking hand soap.

The fantastic aloe hand and face soap is a pearly white squirt of loveliness everytime you wash your hands. Here are the key reasons why I love it so much:

pH neutral

It’s pH balanced so it’s gentle enough to use as a daily facial cleanser.

Suitable for sensitive skin

Because it’s pH balanced, it’s suitable for sensitive skin and even baby skin. I’ve been putting this in my son’s bath because he’s a super delicate little flower and reacts to near enough everything (great joy!).

Facial cleanser

If you suffer from acne, then this is a fantastic daily cleanser for you. It’s deep cleaning, gentle and moisturising so won’t completely dry out your skin. Plus the aloe will prevent new spots from developing because of its antibacterial properties.

Moisturising formula

I wash my hands A LOT. As a mum and as a teacher I’m paranoid about germs and spreading illness so end up washing my hands an awful lot. I can find that this dries my hands out and I then end up using lots of hand lotion. This clever soap has natural moisturising properties which doesn’t completely strip your hands. It leaves your hands felling smooth and moisturised.

Full of aloe

Got any cuts on your hands? This lovely soap is full of aloe so it’ll speed up the recovery process and help avoid any nasty infections from developing.

Cost effective

Most importantly, I like that this is a big bottle that lasts about 2-3 months based on a normal family (although what is normal right?). It means it’s one thing of my list at the supermarket. Or two if you count the hand cream I don’t need to buy. Or three because I also don’t need to buy baby bath. I’m all about the thrifty buying!

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Aloe Vera Gelly – Product of the week 12th July 2018

It cannot be denied that the Aloe Vera plant is one of the best natural products because it has a multitude of uses. It naturally produces a minimum of six antiseptics which can fight against bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi. I’ve chosen it as my product of the week because it’s been a life saver for me in this heatwave but to just use it for sunburn is to massively underestimate its capabilities.

21 Uses of Aloe Vera Gelly

1. A refreshing and moisturising facial. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes while relaxing (or doing other jobs more likely!) and then rinse off to find your face’s natural moisture and plumpness has been restored!

2. A cooling body massage. Use on yourself to massage tired and aching legs or even better if you can ask someone else to rub it into your painful back, shoulders or neck. The cooling qualities help to relieve pain.

3. Apply to burns or scalds to promote healing.

4. Reduce the appearance of bruises by massaging gel into the area.

5. Apply to athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. The natural antiseptic properties will promote healing.

6. Regularly dab on to cold sores to combat the heroes virus.

7. Soothe sunburn, prickly heat or heat rash with the soothing properties.

8. Treat insect bites and stings.

9. Use as a deep conditioner for your hair. Once a week leave it on for 20-30 minutes then wash out.

10. Soften hard skin on feet by applying a layer of gel every day and leaving it for 15 minutes to sink it.

11. Soothe psoriasis, eczema and dry skin conditions with the deep moisturising properties.

12. Calm and soothe acne.

13. Relieve the pain of blisters.

14. Soothe skin irritations and allergic reactions.

15. Apply in pregnancy to avoid stretch marks.

16. Apply nightly to plump skin and reduce wrinkles.

17. Apply below the eyes overnight to reduce dark circles.

18. Get rid of dandruff with a 15 minute hair mask once a week.

19. Remove make up gently.

20. Promote hair growth by massaging into your scalp.

21. Apply to gums of teething babies to cool and ease pain.

Do you use aloe Vera gel for anything else that I’ve missed? I’d love to hear some more diverse uses for this wonderful product!

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Five of the best natural baby products

We all want to protect our baby’s delicate skin from harsh chemicals; it’s just what we do as mums right? We want nothing but the best. These are the five products that I’ve swapped into our baby boy’s routine which have been absolutely amazing.

  1. Aloe Vera Soap – Super gentle for all types of sensitive skin but especially good for babies. I just put a pump in the bath for lots of bubbly fun. It’s got a nice, natural scent and gives baby bum that fresh baby smell.
  2. Aloe Vera Gelly – This one has been absolutely amazing for teething! When baby bum’s teeth are coming through or even moving inside his gums, he’s the biggest grumpy grump bag ever (obviously this is the censored version of my thoughts!). It’s really cooling so helps to soothe the pain without the need for medication. Also, my friend’s baby had cradle cap and this helped to clear it up really quickly. Basically, this one can be used for any large areas of dryness or when you need to cool your babba down.
  3. Aloe Lips – Now this one might sound a bit weird… no I haven’t been putting lip balm on my boy’s lips. But I have been putting it everywhere else! When they are so tiny and have dryness in their tiny crevices, it’s difficult to find a cream that you can easily apply and won’t rub off quickly. That’s why I tried this lip balm. It’s easy to apply because it’s only small and the thicker nature of it means it doesn’t just rub off! A life saver for dryness in small patches. It’s also great to pop in the changing bag to apply throughout the day without taking up tonnes of space.
  4. Aloe Propolis Creme – If your baby has ever had nappy rash, you need to know about this product. It’s made from propolis which is made by bees. It’s an amazing healer! I hate putting harsh chemicals on my boy’s skin and wasn’t impressed when the hospital suggested Metanium. It absolutely stinks, is full of chemicals and is difficult to get off your hands (I felt like I smelt of this for weeks!). When I tried propolis creme, his poor bottom healed much more quickly and got back to being super soft while my hands got a little moisturising treat. I don’t get time to use hand cream these days so it was a nice little bonus for me!
  5. Aloe Heat Lotion – I’ve held back on sharing about this product because I wanted to give it some time. I have tried absolutely everything to make baby bum sleep: white noise sensors, white noise all night, swaddling, sleeping bags, comforters, Lush sleepy, baby massage, lavendar essential oil, plug ins. There is not many products I haven’t tried! I read a post online where someone suggested to put this on the bottom of baby’s feet after their bath to help them sleep. My boy has not slept more than three hours in his entire life without waking up for milk (he is now 1!). Since starting put a 5 pence sized amount on his feet before bed and rubbing it in a circular motion, he has been sleeping for stretches between 6 and 10 hours! I feel like a completely different woman!

What other natural products have you tried for your baby? Have you had any slightly odd ones that have worked like me?

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Much love guys and gals xx