Thursday, April 2, 2009

Parent Map Review

Sweet and simple!

Another outstanding line of simple and pure care products for sensitive baby’s skin; Sum-Bo-Shine(!) shuns artificial fragrances, parabens and preservatives, and many of its products are also certified vegan. The company is named for the founder’s kids: Summer, Rainbow and Sunshine. From about $6.99;

Mom Most Traveled Review!

I’m an eco-conscious Mama, and I also have a little one with painful eczema.I’m always on the lookout for organic products that might give little baby Deeds some relief from his red, dry, senior-citizen skin. I was excited to learn about Sum-Bo-Shine, a mom-founded company that makes naturally pure bath and body products for babies! Deeds and I tried the baby lotion and Naturally Pure Diaper Ointment. The lotion really does feel “Naturally Pure”; the scent is subtle, and the lotion absorbs quickly and easily into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Sum-Bo-Shine Aloe Lavender Organic Baby Lotion is cruelty free, certified vegan, and contains no artificial fragrances or dyes! You can feel at peace when using this fabulous lotion on your little treasure! I put lotion on Deeds after his bath, and I will guiltily admit that I use this lotion a lot, too! In fact, just as I sat down to write this review I felt compelled to give my thirsty skin a drink of Sum-Bo-Shine goodness! Don’t tell Deeds that Mama stole his lotion.
The Naturally Pure Diaper Ointment has a pleasant scent and a light texture. I like that it contains the healing properties of vitamin E, lavender and chamomile, and it doesn’t cause staining like some other diaper ointments. While it is called “diaper ointment“, this salve could really be used on anyplace that needs a little TLC! I’m thinking it would be ideal for wind-chapped faces or rough hands.
I am really pleased with Sum-Bo-Shine and can tell that these products are lovingly made.
The packaging and the high-quality products remind me of special bath products that I splurge on at local craft fairs! Fabulous quality, made by someone who knows and cares about what they are doing! What rare and special attributes!
Sum-Bo-Shine donated a variety of their products to an adoptive family for our Celebration of Adoption. Thank you, Sum-Bo-Shine, for your generosity!Sum-Bo-Shine would also like to give one Mom Most Traveled reader some of their terrific products!

And Twins Make 5! Review

I was sent Sum-Bo-Shine Baby Creme and Naturally Pure Diaper Ointment to review with the help of the twins. I should mention I am a tad leary about trying too many cosmetic products on them because Twin B has very sensitive skin. In fact, you may notice an occasional eczema flare up on his left cheek in my various review photos if you look closely. However, Sum-bo-shine's creme and ointment both seemed simple and light, so I gave them a try.
Sum-Bo-Shine's Baby Creme is made with organic aloe, organic coconut oil, and they even included soothing Roman Chamomile essential oil for the sensitive skin of babies. I found it was mild enough for both of my babies including the more sensitive skinned twin.Sum-Bo-Shine's Naturally Pure all natural diaper ointment is also designed to be perfect for sensitive baby skin. I was very impressed with how natural it smelled and felt. Just look at the full list of ingredients: Grape seed Oil, Beeswax, Lavender Essential Oil, Vitamin , Rosehip Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, German Chamomile Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Calendula Extract in Organic Olive Oil.
We only faced a few minor diaper rash flare ups to test this ointment on. However, I'm happy to report it worked well to relieve those flare ups. Additionally, I couldn't help but feel good knowing I was putting something natural on the twins. There is just something comforting about using a product you know does not contain chemicals you can't even pronounce.

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