Organic Monkey is the 1st Uk Fairtrade Baby skincare company, it was set up by two Claudine and Heidi who saw a gap in the market for a truly organic range of baby skincare products. Since both ladies became mums they became more and more interested in what went into baby skincare products
It was important to us that we sourced both organic and Fairtrade ingredients to guarantee the purest, best quality products for the newest and most sensitive of skins, whilst also having a respect for nature and respectful partnerships with the farmers that produce the raw ingredients and throughout the supply chain. When Claudine’s son was born with eczema, she set about looking for a baby skincare product that wouldn’t irritate his skin. After reading many of the labels on the everyday brands on the high street she was both worried and disappointed at how hard it was to find both organic and ‘free from’ products for babies. So together with Heidi they created a skincare products for babies with sensitive skin and Organic Monkey was born!
I know how hard it to find products that don’t irritate babies skin as all three of my children have all suffered from eczema, my eldest even comes out in rashes if he uses products with too much perfume in them. Oliver has currently got dry patches on his face and his leg, and with the dry skin on his face i am slightly hesitant on what to put on it as it is very close to his eyes and mouth and as we all know that young children find it hard not to touch and rub what they are not meant to!
Organic monkey sent me some of their products to review, we was sent some bumfluff nappy balm and some rock the cradle organic scalp oil.
Rock the Cradle Organic Scalp Oil comes in a 30ml bottle . The oil is a gentle, moisturising blend of organic oils to relieve dryness with organic geranium essential oil which is great for helping to restore skins natural balance. I used this oil on all three of my boys as they all suffer from dry flaky scalp, my middle boy often finds his dry patches to be quite itchy and can become irritated by it. I found the oil to be easily absorbed and didn’t give the hair an oily look so can be quite easily be left on for a while without giving the hair a greasy look. It smells lovely and fresh too! The oil loosens and softens the dry skin making it easy to just brush away with a soft comb, only a few drops are needed. Two of my children have long hair and i thought that i would have had to use lots of the oil just to get passed all of the hair and to the scalp but that wasn’t the case, i probably used about 4-5 drops on them. I massaged it on to their scalp and their was no little squirms of unhappiness due to the oil aggravating their scalp, like some products i have tried, in fact they really enjoyed the massage and even ask for it to be done again lol cheeky monkeys!
Bumfluff Nappy Balm is an 80% organic balm made with shea butter, starflower and vitamin E oil which promises to protect, nourish and soothe extra sensitive skin. It comes in a 50ml tub and can be scented or unscented. We was sent the unscented one, it left Oliver’s little bottom soft and moisterised, the balm absorbs really well into the skin unlike some nappy creams that rub off onto the nappy. I love the name of this product, it makes me smile and although it says it is for use on the bottom, as the name is a big give away, i have been putting a small amount on to Oliver’s other little cheeks on his face and have noticed a remarkable change in his dry skin. It has softened his dry skin and left it all nice and soft. The Shea butter, Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils help to nourish and protect against a nappy rash. We have been using every day for the past week and have had not sore bottom which i am very impressed by as at the moment Oliver is teething and he normally suffers from soreness at this particular time.
Organic Monkey website is designed to be simple and easy to use with free UK delivery on all purchases over £40. The products come beautifully wrapped which is ideal for presents.
Rock the Cradle is priced at £7.50
Bumfluff Nappy Balm is priced at £10.50
They also have a lovely Little Monkey Christmas Gift set priced at £42.50 which contains Bumfluff Nappy Balm, Hello Mellow Massage Oil, Rock the Cradle Oil, Belly Butter Balm and Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub for Teething.
We sent these products for review purposes only, the words are of my own opinion!