BabyBlooms is a company that started in 2005 producing those beautiful and unusual baby bouquets made from hand-rolled items of baby clothes. I was lucky enough to be presented by one of those when Joe was born and it was stunning, I was almost reluctant to take the bouquet apart as it was just so special. Since then, BabyBlooms has branched out, with a range of lovely gift ideas for both mother and baby. In particular, the toiletry gift ideas are brilliant, gentle enough to be enjoyed by both mother and baby.
I have been test driving some of the beauty products that BabyBlooms currently stocks, either to sell individually, or as part of their baby and mother hampers. I have to say that I love the products, I suffer from sensitive skin and love something I can use that doesn’t leave either irritation or redness. In addition, I like things that Joe can also use, things that are family friendly even if you suffer from conditions like dry skin or ezcema. (You can read about some of our skin issues in a previous post here.)
It must also be said that the packaging in which you receive gifts from BabyBlooms is just beautiful. The Amanda Bradley illustrated boxes are lovely, pretty shop frontages on all four of the faces of the box that just helps to make any gift just that little bit extra special.
Replenishing Hand Cream and Soothing body Lotion
I am a huge fan of handcream, I carry a tub around with me at all times, and love to have it in pump action bottles in both my bathroom and kitchen. I truly believe that handcream is a must apply after washing hands to avoid dryness caused by water. The replenishing hand cream from BabyBlooms has a slightly oriental smell due to the use of lemongrass as one of the key ingredients. It is a non-sticky formulation that sinks into hands quickly, with only the lovely scent lingering. I love the fact it is handmade and full of natural products, including moisturising Jojoba, and that this is a product that can be used daily, if not several times daily, because it is gentle and soothing.
The soothing body lotion is a mixture of Calendula and Evening Primrose. It has a clean and fresh smell that is totally unisex and is very nourishing, my skin just drinks this up and it sinks in wonderfully. It leaves no residue, so you can put apply this after a bath and then put your pyjamas on straight away without leaving greasiness on your clothing. This is a gentle formulation, again handmade and natural, and this makes it a perfect body lotion for just about anyone.
Lip Rescue, rejuvenating facial moisturiser and baby care cream
These 20ml containers are great to keep in your handbag or baby bag as rescue remedies. The lip balm is very soothing, with a slight lemony flavour to it and a waxy consistency. It really is a great pick me up for sore lips – my little boy Joe often bites his lips and some balms and creams then sting, this doesn’t. You can pick this up for just £4.50, which I think is great value for a product that is totally natural in its ingredients, and is handmade too. It also only leaves a slight shine on the lips rather than any colour.
The facial moisturiser is like a drink for the face. It is lightly scented and feels like a very soft, bouncy cream. This is good for every day wear – I have used it on the school run for cold mornings and my face has felt soft and protected, but I love adding a thicker layer at night as almost a sleep mask.
The baby care cream is good for anything that affects the skin, from nappy rash to excema. I have been using this on Joe’s skin after his bathtime to moisturise his skin, it leaves it feeling very soft and supple, and the skin also noticeably looks better and healthier.
Have you ever tried any products from BabyBlooms?