Monday, 25 November 2013

Aromababy Review and Giveaway!

 
I must say I am quite chuffed to bring you this review of Aromababy's products. When I was pregnant with my first child, I completed a Diploma of Aromatherapy (I am a qualified Aromatherapist) which I had been studying part time while I worked. Learning the powers of plants made me a bit of a fragrance snob in the process. I became very picky about scents and products containing them. (I was also violently ill with nausea in my pregnancy and couldn't handle many smells without severe consequences)! I learned to understand and appreciate natural ingredients and the chemistry within them that made them valid choices. Pregnancy made me even more careful about my body and the environment so I made the switch 100% to natural goods and organic foods as well.
Thirteen years ago when my daughter was born, there were very few natural products on the market and it was really only just becoming fashionable to use such things. I purchased my first jar of Aromababy's Barrier Balm at Myer when my daughter was just a few months old. From that first purchase I have been an Aromababy fan since and have continued to use these lovely products on all six of my children! (Who'd have thought there would be so many)!
Aromababy the company was founded in 1994 in Melbourne by Catherine Cervasio, a qualified Aromatherapist, infant massage instructor and Mum of two. The company focus is centered on the formulation of entirely natural products for Mums and babies. Importantly, ingredients are all natural, organic and formulated and manufactured from start to finish in Australia! All Aromababy's products are pure and pesticide free and 100% organic where possible. They contain no petro-chemicals, parabens, sulphates or propylene glycol. There are no animal ingredients, no animal testing and Aromababy is accredited with Choose Cruelty Free. 
If that doesn't impress you enough, there's the products themselves. They all smell divine and contain the very best of the best. Oils such as sweet almond oil and essential oils such as rose for example, are very expensive and fine ingredients. Believe me when I say these products contain premium constituents and are about the best you can buy for your babies.
 
 
Miss Celeste (11 months), is my little Aromababy product tester. Presently she is eczema free. I say presently as I have several kids who suffer from eczema. Usually breastfeeding prevents it until the week they are weaned and then it appears literally overnight. I know I can rely on this range if she does have the misfortune to develop this skin condition down the track.
We were sent a beautiful giftpack of products to review. Celeste set about trying them out immediately!
 
 
For her hair: Aromababy's Pure Hair Cleanse with Organic Botanicals. This shampoo contains orange sweet essential oil and has been a favourite of mine for years. It adds the lovliest scent to a baby's head! I can't bear products that disguise that fresh cookie scent of a baby. This divine cleanser actually adds to that baby scent. She smells so sweet after a wash with this that I can't stop sniffing and cuddling her and that can only be good!
 
 
Next, Baby Bath Gel with Organic Lavender and Chamomile has been another staple in my nursery over the years. This bath gel has a lovely texture that melts into a bath releasing a beautiful lavender scent. Never overwhelming and gentle on the skin (including my hands). Again Celeste was just delicious to inhale during and after her bath!
Post bath we used Moisturising Nappy Change Cream with Organic Chamomile. Beautiful! Perfect for removing residues that wipes leave behind. A great mosturiser for little bottoms and can be used all over. 
Lastly, one of my favourite items - the Barrier Balm. Small but powerful! This little potion is perfect for dribble rashes, teething rashes, eczema, dry skin, nappy rashes and so on. It contains calendula which is a superb healing agent. The texture of this balm is light and perfect for many uses. It can fit in your bag or pocket easily and works really well to heal stressed or damaged skin. (Makes a great alternative lip balm for Mums too)!
 
 
Celeste certainly approves!
If you haven't yet tried Aromababy, you can find it at Myer, quality maternity and childrenswear boutiques, Coochicoo (Vic), Bubs Babyshops (QLD), most major pharmacies, healthfood stores and premium organic stores throughout Australia. You can reach their website here.
 
****Giveaway! GIVEAWAY! Giveaway!****
 
One lucky Six Little Hearts reader has the chance to win a gorgeous Aromababy gift pack valued at more than $100 thanks to Aromababy! Just in time for Christmas and perfect for new Mums or Mums with children of any age. This luxury prize consists of:
 
Baby's First Christmas includes 250ml Pure Baby Wash, 250ml Pure Hair Cleanse, 125gm Natural Powder with organic lavender, 25gm Barrier Balm, Natural Baby Sponge and we team this with our new Mother/Mother to be duo - organic Stretched To The Limit Oil and Stretched To The Limit Cream both 125ml. RRP value $100+
 
 
To enter, simply follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter App below. (App may take a few seconds to load).
Entry is open to Australian residents only.
Winner notified via email and given 48 hours to respond.
If no response within that time, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner's details will be forwarded to Aromababy for prize distribution purposes.
Judge's decision is final.
Good Luck!
xxx
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Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT
 
Have you tried natural skincare products on your children and treated conditions such as eczema successfully as a result? Please share some comment love below!
 
 
 

33 comments:

  1. Oh I am so keen to try this out! I have been looking for a nice, natural alternative to the nappy rash cream I have been using and this sounds like just the thing, for both Punky and Zee. Crossing all my fingers for this one!

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  2. What a coincidence; I also have a Diploma of Aromatherapy which I obtained through The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy in Brisbane, the college that was owned by Salvatore Battaglia (it has now closed). Sal also owns all the Perfect Potion shops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Japan. I worked for him for about 2 years back in 2003 at the college. Those were the days when I could get 60% discount on all products as I was a staff member. I have not practised aromatherapy for a while so have been busily selling all my essential oil books on Ebay and Gumtree. I still have quite a few oils which I vaporise. I still also make some of my own creams and lotions using Carolyn Stubbin's (Sal's wife) book Pure Plant Skin Care. My favourite oils are Neroli (very expensive!) and May Chang.

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    1. That is a funny co-incidence! I studied with Robyn Minski in Melbourne. I remember the name of the owner you mentioned. I no longer practice either but I still use my oils from time to time and love the knowledge I gained.

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  3. We never used any products on our babies when they were young, no wipes, just warm water - because precious skin shouldn't need chemicals. Even now we use a soap that is gentle! Great giveaway xx

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  4. Im not sure how Hayley would do with aromatherapy stuff, with the allergy we already know she has and her sensitive skin I would probably be too scared to try. Her cousin is allergic to lavender and me and my mum both react a lot to different oils and get sinus from fragrances - it sucks. She is ok with Gaia bath wash though I'm assuming they may be similar products? She sometimes even has a reaction to QV cream. Will let my sister in law know about your giveaway though as she would probably be interested :)

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    1. Toni, you would probably find she'd be quite good with these. Hopefully she will grow out of her allergies too. Good luck!

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  5. Sounds delicious, so nice for precious baby skin. A lovely giveaway.

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  6. What a very detailed review of the the Aromabavy products. I beat the Lavendar and Chamomile smells amazing.

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  7. Just the description of all those delicious scents and ingredients like chamomile, calendula, lavender makes me swoon! Would love to try this

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  8. You've got me curious about the shampoo now, and you're right, babies do have a sweet cookie smell, lol!!

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  9. I definitely prefer the natural things not just for my babes, but for me as well!

    My husband has eczema and I use to have dermatitis, so if I can avoid anything like that for my children, I'm onto it! We've recently been making our own shampoo, and toothpaste and things like that as well. it's such a good feeling to know what's in the products you're using, and know it's all natural!

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  10. I will only use natural, non nasty products for my children!

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  11. Great prize, the range looks fabulous. I try and use only natural products on my son and will do the same with my next. It is surprising how difficult it is to find all natural products though so this is great - just in time for bub number 2.

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  12. Of course! Natural is better on each and every level (except price!!).

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  13. My daughter have symptoms of eczema on her hands and I am very keen on trying natural products. Maybe this is the solution!

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  14. It's so important that the habit of using natural skin care starts at birth!

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  15. I love their products! I was given some when my daughter was born and they are sensational!

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  16. I definitely prefer all natural. Having a daughter thats allergic to everything its a must have !! great post and thankyou for the giveaway :)

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  17. Its the only way to go. With so many allergies around I dont use anything else except natural.

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  18. Always natural, I always try and steer clear of products full of nasties. Miss 4 has quite sensitive skin (me also) so we would love to try these :)

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  19. NATURALLY, I want the best for my children so I always use natural products, even making them at home myself when I can't find chemical-free alternatives in the stores. Yes, many natural products can be more expensive, but our health is priceless.

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  20. I definitely prefer natural products on my baby's skin. All babies have very sensitive skin.

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  21. Yes, only natural for my kids!

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  22. Absolutely, Natural is the only way to go for delicate young skin.

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  23. I totally agree with the going natural, especially on little babies skin. I only ever buy natural - it's a bit more expensive but totally worth it xx

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  24. If I don't use natural skincare products on my daughter, she has eczema all over her body and it even bleeds in places. It's a real eye opener, mankind causes problems, natural equals problem free.

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  25. Absolutely i find natural skin care so much better for not only my childrens skin but my own.

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  26. I try to use natural most of the time.. I absolutely love aromababy such quality product and smells so good too!

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  27. Wow, you make it sound fantastic! Count me in!

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