10 November 2010

So, my friend* Melissa contacted me a couple of months ago to ask if I'd be interested in reviewing some of her organic baby products.

*We were actually strangers at the time, but she's such a lovely gal (and she took me out to my favorite ice cream place!) that we're definitely friends now :) She lives right here in Franklin and she's due to have a baby girl in a few months! Yay for babies! Yay for new friends!

I'm generally up for trying new things, especially when it involves good smells and soft baby skin, so I agreed to test drive a few things on my bear cubs.

After meeting with her to get the goods I arrived home with the happy sound of a bag full of clanking jars of goodness and I skipped upstairs, started the bath water and summoned my dirty children to my side. (Hm, is it actually possible to "skip" up stairs? If it's possible, that's what I did. I was really excited to try it all out!)

Can we take a moment to talk about how funny it is that a baby can be fussy all morning, and then you set her in three inches of water and she's suddenly Little Miss Joyful Bottom?
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Melissa actually started this line herself after being an Aesthetician for the last decade. Her son (who is newly 2!) suffered from eczema as a babe and that prompted her to make a line of washes, oils and balms that would soothe his skin and be safe to use. Before she new it, Nourish Baby Organics was born! She started selling her new products to a few friends and has since expanded to on online store, several local shops and even Whole Foods. (Yay for Mamas being successful while doing what they love!)

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I tried the lavender wash and oil on my babies first and I can't decide if I love what they do or how they smell better. I put a capful of the oil in the running bath water and my kiddos came out of the bath so soft that I did't even need to put lotion on them. (See how the water beads up on her fat little wrist?)

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The lavender oil is also awesome for soothing pregnant bellies that are itchy and growing or even papa bears that are in need of serious moisture (and friendly smells).

There are three main varieties (I want to call them flavors, but I know that's not right...) of washes: lavender, coconut and sweet orange. I want them all in my life. I like a different one every day. Today, my favorite is the sweet orange. I'm such a sucker for citrus.

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So, do you want to try some too? (will you promise to do a happy skip up the stairs?) :)

Melissa wants to send one of you an 8oz. (that's the big size!) bottle of the lavender oil as a special treat. And she is also offering 20% off in her shop for one week (today through November 18th) using the code "raechel20". (Make sure you spell my name correctly!)

Here's how to enter:

1. Visit Melissa's shop and look around at all the pretty, organic, good-smelling things. (Well, you'll have to imagine what they smell like. The coconut wash smells like the beach!)

2. Leave a comment (one per person, please!) telling me what you like. (Also feel free, as always, to comment on the darling bathing beauty who's happiest place in the house is evidently her bathtub.)

3. Don't forget to leave your email address!

4. Comments close in two days (November 13th - my bloggy friend Keight's due date!) and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

5. I'll leave you with a picture of how happy the cabinet in the kids' bathroom looks right now all filled with Nourish Baby products. Makes me feel clean and smell good just looking at it!

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Bonne chance, friends!

118 comments:

Christine said...

I'm guessing 756 million comments on this one. :)

Honestly, the lavender body wash looks amazing to me. Simple, clean, and oh-so-heavenly smelling.

Love that girl!
phoomec!

dawn said...

The sweet orange wash looks amazing!

lindsay said...

oh the lavender oil for sure. my boys' skin is already drying out and it's not even winter yet...

Andrea said...

Oh I would love to try her chest rub -- the big name stuff gives my boys horrid rashes.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how a nice bath can get rid of the grumps!! My 2 girls love playing in the tub, and they are 7 and 8!!
I am a citrus girl myself, but my girls love lavender.
I just love the chunky wrist, Hazel is Adorable!!
Bakingmommy

Erin said...

I want the lavender wash . . sounds yummy . . and love the green in the bathroom and the baby is soo cute!

Lindsay said...

Would love the lavender organic wash for my baby girl. Her skin is so dry so this would be great!

melissa said...

Oh gosh! Not sure If I would want the Lavender wash or Orange wash! Maybe, I'll have to get both! Sound so yummy!!

Rachel E. said...

I'd love to try to Lavender Wash!

formy2kids said...

I think I would love to try the lavender wash too though the sweet orange wash is a close second. My kids have their Daddy's skin and they already have dry skin and we really haven't had a real cold snap here.

Your baby looks so happy in the water! I love how a simple bath can change a mood. My brand new 4 year old begs for a bath every night and all during the day just so she can play in the water! Love it!

Thank you for a great giveaway!
Ammie
iseekbeach@hotmail.com

keight dukes said...

Hoping my cervix opens before the giveaway closes.( Too much?) i adore citrus smells but also can sniff me up some lavender. Either one could be prime for this still-fetus's first bath in a week or so! love the hazel pics

Natalie Whisler said...

Several tempting goodies here! I think the coconut balm would be wonderful to try on my girlies (and on their little brother once he makes his appearance in January!)

Anonymous said...

With cold water approaching I am thinking coconut bringing back a nice calm beach smell.....oh warm weather~
Nicole

Kimberley said...

I would ordinarily say I'd love to have lavender anything (my new Baby Ganics kitchen cleaner is lavender....LOVE!) but tonight, since both of my little guys (2 1/2 and 4 1/2 months) are congested, I wish I had the Eucalyptus rub.

My guys love their baths too...in fact this afternoon I put the baby-who is teething and m.i.s.e.r.a.b.l.e!! in for a mid-day soak. Ahhhh....the difference it made!!

becca said...

The sweet orange just sounds so yummy. I think I'm gonna have to make a purchase, something for myself and maybe for my other momma friends as a Christmas gift!

Little Hazel is a doll. :)

bvolz9@gmail.com

Alyssa said...

Mmmm! The sweet orange would probably be my pick! I'm a sucker for citrus, too!

Bethany said...

I'm most excited about the Lavender Organic Oil.

Susan said...

These sound so yummy (and I know that's as incorrect as calling the varieties "flavors)! I'm a sucker for lavender and I'd have a hard time choosing between the wash and the oil, but I think I'd start with the wash.

susanboat AT yahoo (dot) com!

Debbie said...

The lavender oil would be wonderful. BTW, I love the tushy shot. I cant believe how chubby her little wrists are.

Melissa said...

awww she is so cute!.. ditto on the bathwater thing too.. my kids are way happier in there! I would so love the lavender scent!

shannon said...

The organic coconut wash sounds delicious! I am such a sucker for sweet, clean, green things for my kiddos. Thanks for turning me on to this!!

Manda said...

Oh my! I would love to try the lavender oil or orange wash! I'm gonna have to get me some of this stuff! :)

t said...

the eucalyptus chest rub sounds perfect!

Shandell said...

what a sweet bathing beauty!

oh and I would looove to get a whiff of the coconut one, one of my most favorite scents!

Lesley said...

These look amazing! I would love to try the lavender oil or lavender wash for my baby girl.

mrsarainey said...

MMmmm.. I have to choose a favorite? I want all of it for myself, er... I mean for my son! If I HAD to pick, I would say the lavender oil. Love anything and everything lavender!

Brittany said...

I would definitely LOVE to try these out! Win or lose I will probably buy a few items! I love that it's organic and anything that can make my baby girl's skin softer and even more gorgeous than it is now is a huge plus for me! :) The wash and oil would be faves for sure!!

I am one who has suffered from extremely dry skin my entire life, (nothing works!!) maybe I'll use this myself as well. I have fear that my daughter will develop the same issue and she will dislike me forever :(

Now to the oohs and ahhs of your little babe! We are possibly moving to Franklin (or close by) with a year so I may come steal her occasionally! haha (don't take me too seriously, I would never 'kidnap' her) but if I could get away with loving on her for a day, I would!! She is absolutely beautiful!!

Julie said...

Oops...Forgot my email...twojps12@yahoo.com

T.S. said...

I love BOTH sweet orange and lavender scents, so it would be hard to choose one! I even had my mom bring some of her lavender lotion to the hospital when I was in labor because I knew the scent would help me relax! I'm totally showing the website to my hubby as a Christmas suggestion. :)

Laura Brown said...

Melissa is one of my besties and I can promise all her stuff is AMAZING as is she!!!

rachel said...

I am a sucker for anything lavender. It's just such a peaceful smell.

mrshudd said...

Definitely the lavender balm!

huddjunk@ptsi.net

Becky said...

Mmmm...I would have to say it's a toss up between the sweet orange wash and the coconut wash...

Hazel is just precious...as is her big brother!;)

You may reach me at tyandlaynesmom@sbcglobal.net!:)

Jen said...

My son has very sensitive skin and eczema so I would love to get my hands on some of the Organic Lavender Wash!

Jessica Crozier said...

My kiddos have really dry skin in the winter, and excema on some areas too. I'd love to try any of the lavender line, specifically oil and balm, to try and combat that dry skin. Lavender would be the perfect scent since we do our baths before bedtime!

Norma said...

One of everything would be great... The sweet orange sounds delightful! And Oh my goodness Hazel is toooo stinkin cute!
Norma

Carolinanurse2005(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

The coconut sounds like the one I would love! I have some baby gifts I need to buy so I will have to head over to her store and check it out!

Melanie said...

I'm torn between coconut wash and orange. Both sound fabulous!

Rebecca said...

I want to put lavender on those rough boys.

Marcella said...

Organic Eucalyptus Chest Rub looks amazing. I always stuggle with how to help the colds that circulate thru our home. Want my kids te feel better but I do not want to offer medicine all the time!
Marcella
mrstim6_3_00@hotmail.com

lauranicoledesigns said...

The coconut or the lavender sounds perfect to me. Right now, I'd like the oil for my pregnant belly. 5 more months and I'll be wanting it for our first baby :)

lauranicoledesigns@gmail.com

jamie said...

mmmm....the scent of coconut transports me right back to the beach. i have a 2 yr old who also suffers from eczema, can't wait to try them!

Kameron said...

The lavendar or coconut wash sounds awesome! Can I also say that your house has to have the best lighting I have ever seen!! In every room! My email is connected to my blog!

The Buchanan Family said...

love the babe's in the tub-I can smell them from here! ha! My son has a "touch" of excema and the pharmacy brand stuff doesn't smell so hot-I would love to win-lavender smells great!

Danielle said...

this looks like a fantastic product. i would love some lavendar for my baby girl!

christyleeknutson said...

What perfect timing! We're expecting our first little one in a few months and I've been on the prowl for goodies just like this.

I would say the sweet orange looks fabulous...

And Hazel's little arm? Delightful. Thanks for sharing!

sue said...

The Sweet Orange Wash sounds great! I am also a sucker for citrus. Love it!

Lena said...

ohmygosh. I'm coming out of the dark and commenting. I love your blog. Since I don't have a child, if I won, I would be giving the soups to Keight for her little layla. But I do love some lavender smells!

Hoosiermeema said...

I'd like to try the oils. My skin is so dry in the winter time but lotions tend to break me out so any of the oils would be good for me.

hoosiermeema@hotmail.com

Suzzy said...

Everthing looks so good. I think its a toss up between lavendar and orange. Thinking may be doing some christmas shopping real soon.

Robnsuzzy at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

yum! I love fancy bath stuff!
sweet orange wash sounds divine!

Faith said...

Organic Coconut Balm, Yum!!! Please may I?

faith dot dwight at gmail dot com

Mr. Nordmann said...

My little 5 month old chunky-wristed boy, Porter, would love the lavendar oil. Really, he told me.

samantha said...

My 19-mo old son has super sensitive skin and we can't use anything but boring J&J body wash and Aquafor (nothing scented). I'd love the lavender oil to help with his dry skin!

mamakass said...

We are a family of sensitive skin! My poor new babe is 1 month old and already has eczema issues. So much that we've only bathed her twice since she came home form the hospital. I'm always looking for something great to try and would LOVE to try this! Pretty please!!

Nathan said...

Lavender is my favorite. I hope it's my wife's favorite too...her belly is growing and she can use all the help she can get!

Cody Jean said...

I'm loving the idea of the Lavendar Wash. Our new little girl shed all of her skin soon after entering the world and we are now struggling to find something to keep her baby skin soft and moist.
She does seem to like the bath like you little cutie. ;) Maybe with a good product we wouldn't be afraid of the bath making her too dry!

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love the pics of Ms Hazel! Too adorable.
I love the idea of the organic rub. Since it is getting winter time and time for colds that rub would be excellent instead of Vapors Rub. Also loving the Lavender Oil. My daughter has eczema and I am always looking for something that works that is organic. Thanks for sharing with us!

Brandy Grisham
grishamfam@yahoo.com

Kate said...

Can I just say I love it all?? I would really love the coconut since I'm having a summer baby. And she should totally use your photos on her site! They are wonderful! My email is katedfoster@yahoo.com. Hope I win!

Beth said...

Mmmm...would love to try the coconut wash on our little one, like Hazel - baths are her favorite!

jilljohnandhope said...

Oh, my babies NEED the Lavender Body wash (and bath oil too! :) And Hazel is absolutely adorable. love the wrist chub! She and Oliver would fit right in over here with my cotton top babes!

Ryder and Kylie's Mommy said...

I love it all, I can practically smell it through the monitor! It's a difficult call, but I think my favorite would be the lavender wash!

Coryn Currie said...

I have been using Melissa's line since she created it and I still love it today! My favorites are the bath oils and balms in any scent.

Michelle Y. said...

Im going with anything Lavander, It all looks sooo good though.
mdy0608@hotmail.com

Susan said...

I think I would like the lavender wash.

Kelleylouwho said...

Oh I'd LOVE the lavender wash for my niece!!! She'd smell sooooo pretty! :D

Betsey said...

I would love to try the lavender oil, but the coconut wash sounds good too. I love the smell of coconut.

Betsey
bbgunter@hotmail.com

Tricia T. said...

oh, I can't decide which one I would choose...they all sound wonderful! I am always on the lookout for good products...my 2 yr. old has really dry skin and several patches of eczema patches that get really bad in the winter. That oil looks like it would be great for his skin!

Your sweet girl is beautiful. My son, Kolton, was born March 10. I can't believe how busy Hazel is--Kolton is just starting to try to crawl. You better get your running shoes on--Hazel is about to take off! :o)

Kimberly said...

The lavendar body wash looks so nice!

kimberlytotland@hotmail.com

The Dortenzos said...

Lavendar wash, lavendar oil, anything with that smell--my sweet 2 month old gets so dry, I would LOVE to try these!!

Jenna said...

I'd love to try the lavender oil, I love the smell of lavender!

acker.jenna@gmail.com

Andrea said...

Love the eucalytus chest rub thing. I put olbas oil on my children's feet at night when they have coughs (it really works as a cough suppressant!) but don't like to use it on their chests. The eucalyptus rub would be a great solution.

LOVE that first pic of Hazel in the tub. :)

Anonymous said...

The lavender wash sounds like it smells amazing! Would love to try it one my self and my kiddos!
Your children are adorable!
leahcaroline@hotmail.com

E said...

yum!! would love to try this stuff out!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness! Is their a better smell that that of the beach? Why yes, yes their is! It's the smell of a freshly washed child, bundled up in cotton with the smell of coconut on their skin. What could be better? Knowing that that smell is good for them and that you are doing your best!

Thanks for the chance!

meghutt@gmail.com

Daniel & Jan said...

I would love to try the coconut!! I love anything beachy smelling and to have it on my baby girl would be heaven! :)

My email is janllankford@gmail.com

Holly said...

I am a beach fan so coconut sounds Amazing! Little Hazel is a doll Tucker is just now starting to get around she's had him beat now by a couple months I'm pretty sure hehe! Have a great day!
Holly

Our little family said...

I can't pick! I think I would start with the coconut balm. My hands are already so dry and itchy, and we haven't even gotten into the cold weather yet!

kimrusty811 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Organic Sweet Orange body wash! I am sucker for citrus too! Oh and Hazel is darling!

Georgia said...

I'll take some lavender oil please!

Karoline said...

Ohhhhh...they all look fabulous! Seeing as I am 24 weeks pregnant (with the itchy pregnant belly) and we have a 4 year old with sensitive skin plus two daughters who love to soak in the bath - I think we have all categories covered!
Right now I can't get enough of anything citrus - so orange for me!
Your sweet girls looks as gorgeous as ever! Is it possible to take a bad photo of her? I think not!

Birdie said...

I would love the lavender or sweet orange!!!!!! creekjc@nctc.com

Karen said...

What a cutie patootie bootie!

Sweet orange, please! Citrus always wakes me up and makes me feel squeaky clean!

Andrea and Grant said...

I think the organic coconut balm would be heavenly!

andrea_lunsford at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

lavender oil for sure, although having my babes smell like the beach, is pretty tempting also :) I would love to try the oil with my babes though, especially with my lil one who has some serious sensitive skin - i think it has to do with the fact that he is a red head :)
mitchellfamily@me.com

Alicia said...

I think my niece would smell delicious with the sweet orange body wash!

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Lindsey said...

I LOVE lavender for me, so I am sure that I would love it for my babies. Thanks for sharing Raechel!
lindseychenelle@yahoo.com

mandiegirl said...

they all look wonderful, but i'm quite loyal to my lavendar, so I'll stick with the lavendar wash!

Anonymous said...

Definately the Lavender Oil. My son suffers from eczema and winter is the worst time. Maybe Santa will put some in his stocking!

thelamberts@austin.rr.com

Kristie said...

Oooo! I'd have to get the Lavender Oil for my baby, she has eczema really bad...and I think I would have to get the Eucalyptus Rub for me! I get migraines and if I am past the point of being able to take something, Eucalyptus is the only thing that will help me feel better! What a great giveaway!

Zoe said...

Yum! The sweet orange wash looks fabulous. I am always looking for healthy bath products for my wee girls... oooh, I hope I win. :)
thanks!
Zoe

sethandzoe@gmail.com

erinlaughs said...

I never thought to put oil in the bathtub! Definitely the lavender oil, but I also like the eucalyptus rub for cold season.

erinruns@gmail.com

Katie said...

Im a sucker for coconut, so I'd love the idea of Organic Coconut Wash!

Hazel gets more adorable every day! Love the chubby wrists!

beautyformyashes@hotmail.com

DeborahRobson said...

Coconut wash sounds excellent...actually they all do:)
Last winter one of my babies had eczema pretty bad, I would love to try this! Too bad I didn't know about it then!


deborahrobson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm......

I would most definitely pick the organic sweet orange wash for my two babies with dry skin. It sounds delightful & nourishing ... and I love the fact that this is a homegrown company!

Fabulous giveaway!

Genevieve Swenson ;)

Kendra Haneline said...

i love it all! but i must say i'm a citrus fan too. my middle son has eczema and it's so hard to find something to help his skin, espeically during winter months. hazel is adorable as alawys!

ckhaneline@bellsouth.net

Erica said...

lavender for sure!

Kerry said...

I want to try all of the "flavors"! I love natural and organic products. AND that green wall is cool, too. What color of paint is that?
KerryLiz7@yahoo.com

Kerry

Deb said...

Love your minimalist aesthetic and your cute kiddos!
All 3 of my little girls have sensitive skin and are prone to eczema in our cold, dry Colorado winters. I'd love to try any of the scented washes or balms.

Thanks,
Deb
gsmomboulder@hotmail.com

gillian said...

Organic Eucalyptus Chest Rub sounds fabulous! as does everything else!!!

gratefulsoul@hotmail.com

sarah jewett clarke said...

would love to try the sweet orange wash on my little one!

the eucalyptus chest rub sounds amazing, too.

Meghan said...

I'm a sucker for just about anything lavender! those washes sound amazing!

meghanthorn@gmail.com

Janet said...

I'll take one of each please! Everything sounds yummy. The coconut wash would be great for a beach trip... not that we'll be seeing the beach soon. Brrrrr!


janetpaquette@hotmail.com

Sushma said...

Mmmmmm. Coconut.

sushma.hobson@gmail.com

AubreyTeagan said...

I would love to try the coconut wash!

Anonymous said...

i would love to try the lavender oil, my 10 month old was just diagnosed with asthma and eczema, we are actually in the hospital getting breathing treatments. anyway i would love to try the oil and wash for his red and rough little skin!!

kayla
butterfly446@hotmail.com

nault's nook said...

hmm I think I would love to try the sweet orange fragrance. Love citrus. However, lavender is great for calming, and we all need a bit more of that right :)
Also, she is so precious and so darn cute! Hazel you are gorgeous !
Thanks for the giveaway!
ienault@yahoo.com

Sabrina said...

I can not belive how big Hazel is. Time really flies. She is gorgeous!!

I would love to try the coconut on my son. I'll be checking it out anyway, he has excema and I can only use a few products and absolutely ZERO lotions on him.

Thanks!! Sabrina sstodgell@kc.rr.com

Bliss said...

Honestly, the bottles are all so GORGEOUS, I would love any scent. But if I had to pick, it would be the Coconut! Who doesn't want the beach in November?
As for the bathing beauty, I have one myself and bathing is a sport for her, not a task. ;)

Michelle said...

My 2 year old son also suffers from eczema and this would be amazing!! Your Hazel is the cutest little girl!!

Michelle2913@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Would love the sweet orange wash! Love, love citrus anything. My little guy suffers from eczema too and we have a heck of time finding soap and lotions that work for him. Good to know about her site.

.:Heather:. said...

I would love the lavendar oil! My kiddos have such dry skin I would love to see if it would work for them! :)

The Carson's said...

My little girl is allergic to soap so this would be great!

www.carsonfamilyfun.blogspot.com

The Van Ordens said...

I would love any of the lavendar products. I LOVE the smell of lavendar and the wash would be perfect for my little ones!

Anna said...

The Lavendar products look absolutely amazing! Loving your blog!

jessa2409 said...

The Lavender body wash looks great! But I would be very happy with one of everything!! :)

Amanda said...

I would love the lavender wash for my boys who have exzema. As winter approaches so does the extreme dry skin. Coconut wash would be amazing for me.
Little Hazel is precious too!

Anonymous said...

Oh yummy....I've got a chubby wristed girl who has some dry skin issues.....would love to try some beautiful citrus wash on her and her big brother. Thanks for the chance Raechel and for introducing me to a new Mama-made product line!!
Lisa

l_vandermeer@hotmail.com