First let me give you a little background on what has been happening with my family lately. We have recently just moved from, surrounded by lakes southern Ontario to smack dab in the middle of Alberta (a tad on the drier side). Also the town we moved to is a bit small (with 2990 residents) and about 90 minutes from the nearest big city.
I ended up receiving my package from Lafes right around the same time I ran out of my facial moisturiser. I went to the local natural health food store and found the prices to be a bit on the high side of what I was accustom to paying. I will only use natural products on my face, organic is better but I tend to be very sensitive and break out in welts or hives if I use anything else.
On to the products:
Lafes Baby Healing/ Diaper Cream:
The only one I have not gotten to use very much was the Healing Cream. Which is odd, in our house almost always someone has some sort of bump, scratch, rash or something or other to treat…..(we have 3 boys after all and one lovely girl who insists on doing cart wheels in the house). We had one little rash to try it on and I can say it was lovely. Didn’t sting at all (HUGE plus!) and worked well clearing it up. I almost can’t wait to give it a really good try on something more serious (wait, does that sound bad?).
Lafes Organic Moms Deodorant Spray:
Ohhhh how I LOVE this! I have used a mineral crystal for a few years now. I find when I’m pregnant things like hormones change your chemistry and sometimes you need just a bit more (if you know what I mean). The first time I sprayed this it felt like a light mist of water and I thought NO way was this going to work! It says on the label that it works for 24 hours which would be amazing since sometimes for no reason I wake up in the middle of the night sweating like crazy (another pregnancy plus). Well I was floored when it actually worked and worked better than any other natural product I had tried (and I have tried plenty). The fact that the packaging is free from phthalates and contains no BPA or other harmful chemicals is another added bonus!
Lafes Organic Baby Lotion:
You already know my story on this one. The kids also loved it and like I said a little bit goes a long way. We have had it for three weeks now and with me using it everyday on my face and the kids using it after baths or showers we still have not gotten through half the bottle.
Lafes Organic Baby Oil:
It just so happens I’m an Aromatherapist so I have a lot of experience with massage oils. This is one really nice oil. I love that they add Hemp Seed oil in the product, it is so nourishing and healing for skin. I find the oil is not too greasy at all and absorbs nicely but not too quickly! Very delicate for little people or sensitive mommas.
Lafes Baby Shampoo and Gentle Wash:
Ok I realize that suds does not necessarily mean clean and that a lot of the chemicals used today are what is making all those fun bubbles. But here Lafes has succeeded in making a fun and bubbly bath time product that is also all natural. I love the packaging it is so easy for the kids to use or for me to use one handed. The product comes out as a foam right away and the kids love it. I find they use far less because it is already foamed and bubbly. They come out squeaky clean and fresh (without smelling of fake perfumes). It rinses easily and works great. I have used plenty of different natural shampoos on the kids and sometimes their hair looks lifeless and flat (and sometimes not all that clean). After using Lafres, they looked just as good as any of that chemically ridden stuff would have made them look.
Overall I feel good using these products. Not only because they are natural or organic but they also seem to be a company people can trust. They give back to charities with the 1% project “Through our 1% Project, we donate 1% of the profit from every sale to support breast cancer prevention and environmental awareness.”
“This ethical, natural, holistic approach to life has had a profound and lasting influence on everything that I do. I’ve been an advocate for social change, from equal housing to voting rights, and am committed to giving back to the world community………….But making personal care products that are safe and healthy is only part of our solution. We want people to know that they can trust Lafes to be clean, natural, and organic. We also want them to know that they will be able to afford to buy them, and that’s where so many natural brands fall short today. This is why we work hard to keep Lafes’ products at a price that allows your entire family to use them, day in and day out. We are the natural and affordable solution to body care.”
Buying from a company I can trust is just as important as the product I am buying.
Hats off to you Lafes for being an upstanding brand.