Episencial Review & Giveaway!

As I have said in posts before, I have made it a priority in our home to try and replace the chemical ridden products that we use, with my focus on finding better alternatives for the babies first and foremost.  It is very hard to trust the “natural” products that you find easily on store shelves, because while they may have some natural elements to them, they are still heavy on the unnecessary chemicals that have no place on your child’s skin.

Episencial looks at skin care as health care, and has no unhealthy chemicals.  The products are made exclusively with all natural ingredients, mostly organic, are manufactured under solar power, come packaged in recycled and sustainable materials featuring the whimsical art of Eric Carle and have lovely scents that come from juice extracts, no chemical fragrances.

This is a line that you can definitely feel good using and teaching your children about greener, more sustainable living.  Plus, they have many health benefits!  The formulations are gentle and soothing to baby’s skin, without the harsh, unnecessary chemicals that can further irritate skin conditions.

This is the popular 3 Step System, consisting of the Playful Wash, Soothing Cream, and Sunny Sunscreen.

The Playful Wash has an amazing, energizing citrus scent.  It is very fresh, and provides plenty of sudsing bubbles for washing.

Noah’s horns are showing in this photo…

The formula is completely tear free and quick rinsing which is an awesome feature when you have babies that despise having their hair rinsed off!

The Soothing Cream is creamy and unscented.  It has organic calendula, neem and probiotics for comforting, balancing and soothing baby’s skin.  These products are high quality and healthy alternatives to commonly used products.  The packaging is happy and fun for the kids to look at, and you can’t beat the quality.

Episencial has very generously sent a gift basket of products to offer as a giveaway prize to my readers!

Here’s how to enter:

First, “Like” Episencial on facebook by clicking HERE.

Second, follow Episencial on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Lastly, go to my Contact Me tab by clicking HERE.  You will see my email address on that page.  Send me an email telling me why you would like to win this gift basket.

That’s it!  Your email will count as your entry in the giveaway!  If you share this giveaway through your Facebook page or Twitter account, you can earn an extra entry.  Easy enough, yes?  So what are you waiting for?  Go enter!

I will select a winner on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Good luck!

The awesome folks at Episencial provided me with a 3 Step System for free for review purposes and so I could share their amazing products with my awesome readers.  I was not compensated in any other way and I truly do love their all natural products!

Hip Peas!

Natural hair products for the kiddos that are safe for both them and the environment, plus they donate 10% of all profits to child focused charities.  Awesome much?

With four little heads of crazy hair, and various styling needs, I was super excited to find Hip Peas!  This company was created by a mom who, like you and me, wanted the safest, best products for her child.  It is no easy task finding natural products that are both safe and effective!  Leave it to a mama to find the magic combo!

Rest easy knowing these products are paraben free, phthalate free, petrochemical free, sulfate free, cruelty free, smell amazing, and they work!

We dove right into the detangler with Isabella.  Her long hair is often quite the hot mess after washing, so detangler is a must for her.

Not only were there no tears during the combing, but she was smiling the whole time!  We usually get some of the best dramatic performances from Bella when we brush out the tangles.  Just a pretty smiling face with our Hip Peas detangler.

The hair balm is awesome for spiky do’s, flyaways, or even for helping to hold barrettes in place, something we sometimes have problems with since Bella and Sara have smooth, slippery hair.

And the curl tamer, I will admit, I tried on my own head of curls.  It takes very little product to achieve smooth, silky, defined curls.  And again, the products smell absolutely amazing!

Check out Hip Peas website and all of their products by clicking HERE.  They offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50!

“Like” Hip Peas on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Follow Hip Peas on Twitter by clicking HERE.


Finding natural bath products for kids is, surprisingly, not as easy as a quick trip to the store.  A lot of products that are marked “natural” actually have some pretty nasty chemicals in them that you may not care to bathe your babies in.  And if you have your children with you when you are looking for bath products, well then you know that they are immediately drawn to the fun, colorful bottles.  Aren’t we all?

So what if you could find a product, actually a whole line of products, that are natural, organic, cruelty free, BPA free, eco friendly and come in fun bottles in bright colors that kids are drawn to?

Allow me to introduce you to TruKid, All natural body care for kids!

TruKid is a company that truly wants to make you and your children’s lives healthier.  Their website is filled with information and tips and tricks to keep you healthier, along with fun songs and rhymes for your kids to sing while they wash up.  Oh, and the songs are kid pleasers, for sure!  What kid doesn’t want to sing about stinky feet?  There will be lots of giggles while they are learning healthy habits, and that, of course, is awesome.

We had fun with the Bubbly Body Wash in the tub, Noah was instantly drawn to the bright blue bottle.  I have to say, the scent is really nice!  Very fresh, kind of citrus-y.  And it made plenty of nice smelling bubbles for washing up.

The sunscreen smelled just as wonderful!  It went on really nicely, not greasy and no funky chemical smell like you typically find with kid’s sunscreen products.

Another neat thing about TruKid, is that they have color coded and marked their product bottles with the “TruKid Learning System” symbols, which helps children to instantly identify what part of their body each product is for.  Little ones love to be independent, and TruKid is helping them to do that while they learn good hygiene habits as well!

TruKid has very generously offered a coupon code to my readers, so that you can all try out their awesome products for yourselves.  Just visit their website, and with an order of $30 or more, you will receive a FREE Bubbly Body Wash!  Just enter coupon code “bubblymom”.  (Limit one use per customer.)

Check out TruKid’s awesome line of products on their website HERE.

“Like” TruKid on Facebook HERE.

Follow TruKid on Twitter HERE.


The awesome folks at TruKid provided me with samples, free of charge, in order to write this review.  I was not compensated in any other way, and I really do think their products are awesome.