I’ve recently checked out a variety of additional Honest Company products and wanted to share my thoughts. Some of these are fun ones, so enjoy the reviews!
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Honest Bar Soap: While we normally use Kiss My Face bar soap, this was a nice change up. We tried the Juniper Sage and both Justin and I were pleased. That being said, I wish a bulk option were available. I think $5 for one bar of soap is really crazy and wouldn’t buy this on a regular basis for that very reason, particularly for a bar that’s only 84% organic.
Organic Belly Balm: With my recent announcement of Baby #3 heading our way in June, I have been using this for a few months. I’m not a religious belly balm girl, but when I get the chance in the morning (read: if I get a few minutes before Finn barges in the bathroom after I get out of the shower), I slather this on my belly, my hips and my lower back. It’s not too greasy and has a nice, light, clean scent. I didn’t use anything regularly with Finn and Evie, so I really don’t have anything to compare it to, and really…. can anything truly stop stretch marks? Ugh. It’s a splurge, but it does make a growing belly feel slightly pampered
Organic Body Oil: I would invest in gallon jugs of this oil if it were possible! (Seriously, Honest, please start offering bulk items!) After a reader recommendation, I tried the body oil and will likely not use another winter moisturizer for a very long time. This is worth every cent of your Alexander Hamilton’s. I use this daily on my legs, thighs, arms, chest, back, buns, and often belly. It’s so insanely moisturizing. Yes, it is a bit greasy (it’s OIL), but it’s less greasy than say a baby oil you might be thinking of. One of my favorite Honest products for dryness.
Organic Nipple Balm: I’ve already purchased 2 jars of this in preparation for Baby Beefcake’s arrival. When I was in the hospital with Evie, the nurses brought me small (like sample size) tubes of Lanolin. Lanolin is far from crunchy and when I received the itemized bill, I noticed we were charged some astronomical price for each of these. Something like $20 for each tube. I remember gasping out loud! These 2 Honest jars will last until I’m, ya know, broken back in for nursing. (Oh geez. Am I ready for this?!?!)Organic Breathe Easy Rub: When the kids are congested we use rubs and essential oils on the kids feet and chest. We also use a different chest rub that is comparable in price and size. I don’t think we could say we like one rub over the other. Certainly a good product to have on hand for the winter months.
Deodorant: Several years ago I started looking into the link between aluminum and a lot of health concerns, including dementia. The link was too much for me to continue to mess with so I instantly started looking for a new deodorant. There were lots of misses along the way! Lots. I realized quickly the baking soda based products were not for me. They gave me a terrible rash. Every last one. Boo! (Aluminum is what prevents you from sweating, hence the reason you will not see an antiperspirant attached to an aluminum-free product.) When I use deodorant, I normally use a Tom’s aluminum-free, fragrance-free deodorant. I tried the Honest deodorant and was pleasantly surprised. (I will note, the 1st deodorant I ordered didn’t work. The spray nozzle just put out nothing. I called customer service and asked for a new nozzle to be sent. They sent an entire new product to me. The Honest customer service has always been incredible.)
Healthy Child Health World and The Honest Life: A must-have for all homes concerned about creating a healthier, safer environment for their kids! I haven’t read either book cover to cover, but I refer to both books on a regular basis when I have questions or want guidance on a certain topic. Either option would be a great gift idea for an expecting mother.
Organic Shave Oil: The scent is fairly neutral, so it could be used for your man or you. I had Justin test this out to get a guys option. He wasn’t a fan. As he said, “it confused me.” He “didn’t understand how to put it on.” He felt the oil-based product was too complicated for shaving. So, there’s one guy’s opinion! I tried it for my legs and felt the same. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, but I wouldn’t purchase it on a regular basis. I do think it’s nice for winter months for some added moisture, but I’m not sure I’d use it year-round.
Exfoliating Body Scrub: I have a homemade sugar scrub that I really love. It’s made with almond oil, essential oils, and organic sugar. The Honest scrub is made with a few more ingredients, so it’s a different consistency. I like the consistency, but I’m not a fan of the scent. Vanilla is really not my jam. If you’re a vanilla fan, this would be a great splurge or a great gift idea for friends or family. You feel so fancy using it!
Zip Pouch: I bought a diaper bag with Finn, but after I slid over the “oh my gosh, what am I doing with a baby?!?!” stage, I rarely used it. I ended up finding a leather Hobo that I love and use as a diaper bag. I toss in a clutch and this zip pouch and I’m set. The pouch is honestly the perfect size once you realize how little you actually need while out and out running errands. There is plenty of room for 2-3 diapers, wipes, a mini bag with lots of goodies, snacks and Finn’s EpiPen. All of that easily fits in this non-bulky pouch.
Are there other Honest products you are curious about? Let me know as I’d be happy to try a few more products and let you know how they stack up in our house. If you’re new to Honest, one way to try the products and get a feel for what you like best is through the Honest Family Essentials Bundle.
You can choose which 5 products to order (at a discount) and, if you choose, get a 25% discount on 3 additional items. These options also make great gift ideas. The shipment normally resends every 4-6 weeks but customer service will help you extend that, if needed. Sometimes I wait 8-12 weeks between orders and customer service has never given me a hard time for that. You can change the order each shipment, too.
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What natural products (Honest or another company) have you tried recently and loved/hated?