Monday, April 26, 2010

Review: Little Twig

Thank you to Little Twig for participating in the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Earth Week Event!

Bathtime is one of my son's favorite activities. There's just something about the warm water that elicits smiles and inspires creativity. The only thing that puts a damper on our fun is reading the ingredient labels on the bottles of some of our bath products. Even those that claim to be "pure" or "hypoallergenic" can contain SLS, PEG's and/or Quaternium-15. Not exactly stuff I want to slather on my toddler. So, as I searched for a truly safe and natural bubble bath, I was delighted to discover Little Twig. One peek at their philosophy and I knew this was something special.
Children mean the world to us, and the world means everything to our children. That is why Little Twig products are developed with the advice of pediatricians and real-life parents. At Little Twig we want to provide families with a safe and natural bath time alternative. We utilize the most effective organic and botanical ingredients in our simple recipe for pure and gentle personal care. Each product is an example of our commitment to quality, and that is why we completely guarantee each product.
I love a company who truly cares about our children and the environment - not just a bottom line. Some more benefits of Little Twig include:
  • Made with organic and natural ingredients
  • Pediatrician tested
  • Non-irritating
  • Paraben and SLS-free
  • Made in USA
  • Not tested on animals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No synthetic fragrances
  • Phthalate-free
  • No artificial colors
  • Recyclable packaging
Just check out these adorable bath mitts, as if the products themselves aren't cute enough:

I especially love the Little Twig recycling program. Simply return four full-sized, empty containers and you'll receive 30% off your next online purchase! Rewards for reducing waste? Count me in!

Little Twig was kind enough to send me a sample bottle of their unscented baby wash (ARV $9.99/8.5 oz.) and a full-size bottle of unscented bodymilk (ARV $11.49/8.5 oz.).

Normally, I prefer scented products because I can't resist a sweet smell. Perhaps its my X chromosome? But since they tend to dry out Nate's eczema-prone skin, I opted for the fragrance-free version. I thought I'd miss the fruity/flowery/powdery smells but honestly, I didn't. The unscented formulas left my boy smelling just like his natural self. That is irresistible enough.

The baby wash had a rich lather with just a dime-sized amount and rinsed off easily, leaving no film or residue. Only a fresh, clean baby. The bodymilk was even better. The lotion was thick and creamy, with no sticky feeling afterward. The pump bottle makes for easy, no-mess application and the smooth, satiny feel lasted what seemed like forever. No more dry patches. Here is my munchkin enjoying his Little Twig fun-filled bath:

We love our Little Twig products and we can't wait to try more! I'm already eyeing the unscented Bubble Bath to complete our set. The prices are comparable to other organic brands, which means they are a little on the expensive side. But I believe the extra cost is worth it when it comes to peace of mind. Plus, don't forget: if you utilize their recycling program, you can save yourself some moolah on repeat orders.

BUY IT: You can purchase Little Twig bath and skincare products online at or use their handy dandy store locator to find the retailer(s) nearest you!

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Disclaimer: As noted above, I received baby wash and lotion samples from Nicole at Little Twig to facilitate my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are all mine. Your experience may differ.


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