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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Mums supporting mums

Ever since I started this business journey, I’ve been blown away by how supportive other mums are of each other. It’s amazing how a group of people with nothing in common other than being the owners of tiny humans can really join together to be a huge support network.

I was, along with some other inspiring women, asked to complete a short interview for an up and coming mummy blog all about ‘why mums hustle hard?’ I had a great time answering the questions and reflecting on my motivations.

What’s stopping you reaching your goals?

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Top 5 post partum products

No matter how much you loved (or hated) being pregnant, it’s a fact of life that it has a huge impact on our bodies. It takes well over a year for our bodies to get back to ‘normal’ after our little bundles are born. After you’ve had a baby, this just seems like cruelty. We’ve already been through enough as mummas, now we’ve got sleepless nights AND postpartum troubles?! What is this??

Well, here are my top five products that I used to help me get back to some resemblance of normality.

1. Aloe Vera drinking gel – Packed full of nutrients and now made from 99.7% pure leaf extract, this daily shot of goodness helped me get my mojo back! Baby bum has been a notoriously bad sleeper (although we are getting there now by rubbing Aloe heat lotion on his feet before bed) and it was KILLING me! My daily drinking gel has given me a huge energy boost, helped to clear my acne prone skin, and also helped to even out my digestive system because I was experiencing IBS type symptoms. This is my wonder product especially because it takes two seconds in the morning. Let’s face it there’s never any time in the mornings!

2. Active probiotic – I took this in my second month post partum. Just the general squashing of my insides by baby bum really messed with my digestive system. I experienced IBS symptoms swinging from constipation to the other extreme. After a month’s course of this probiotic and then moving on to my drinking gel, I have no digestive issues anymore. Hurrah!

3. Shower scrub – All of my body was affected by pregnancy but the strangest thing was my legs were super dry. I use this twice a week now and I’ve noticed such a huge difference. The scaliness has gone and I feel confident enough to show my legs off in clothing which I didn’t think I would ever do again. Also, the jojoba beads in this scrub are completely environmentally friendly.

4. Jojoba shampoo and conditioner – I noticed my hair was much greasier post partum (probably from running my fingers through it all the time because I’m so stressed!). I used to always use salon brands because I really love my hair and wanted to use the absolute best products. I tried this shampoo and conditioner after a recommendation from another business owner and I’m so glad I did. I’m now only washing my hair twice a week instead of every other day. I’m saving time and my hair is looking healthier.

5. Brightening tooth gel – Being sick everyday certainly had a huge impact on my teeth. Brushing my teeth while pregnant made me sick (well everything made me sick but this especially) so I had a bit of a build up of plaque. Plus bleeding gums which seems to affect everyone I’ve spoken to. This tooth gel is brightening (always a bonus) but also soothes gums with aloe and bee propolis which was just what I needed!

Have you got any post partum wonder products?

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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