Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Review: Johnson's Natural Products for Babies & Kids

Like many moms, I find it difficult to give up the brands I have come to rely upon on a daily basis, especially ones where my children are involved. This has been an ongoing struggle since we have been taking baby steps towards having a greener household. I am always thrilled to hear when a major brand has found a way to keep the effectiveness of their product, but have made changes to make their product more natural and eco-friendly. This is what Johnson's has achieved with their new line of bath and body products called Johnson's Natural.

With this new line of natural baby products and kids products, Johnson's has managed to keep it's trusted No More Tears Formula, while giving us a collection that is 98% natural with no parabens, animal byproducts, paraffin, dyes, and other things young skin does not need. To top it all off, this line uses 60% post-consumer recycled packaging, which is a huge step in the right direction. This line includes the following products:
  • Johnson's Natural Baby Lotion
  • Johnson's Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash
  • Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo
  • Johnson's Natural Kid's 3-in-1 Shampoo Conditioner & Body Wash
  • Johnson's Natural Kid's 2-in-1 Hand & Face Foaming Wash
Of these products, the two Kid's products and the lotion were the ones I was most interested in trying, as my household contains two preschoolers and a 1st grader. The Johnson's Natural Baby Lotion comes in a pump, which is wonderful because it allows my children to apply lotion themselves without making a huge mess. They also require no assistance with dispensing the lotion into their hands, unlike with bottles of lotion, which require a lot of shaking and squeezing. As like the rest of the line, the lotion has a natural earthy scent that both my husband and I like very much.

The Johnson's Natural Kid's 2-in-1 Hand & Face Foaming Wash was the hugest hit in our house. Our 3-1/2 year old twins have been perfecting their hand washing techniques over the past month or so. After struggling with our standard liquid soap, they both loved the foaming soap. My son even went out of his way to tell me how much he liked it. I think anything that can make our preschoolers more independent is a huge plus in both their eyes and mine.

We have always been a huge fan of bath products that work as both shampoo and body wash, so the Johnson's Natural Kid's 3-in-1 Shampoo Conditioner & body Wash was perfect for us. Again, we love the scent, but we found that this product required an extra round of rinsing for our daughter's hair. We did not notice any residue on the children's skin, but we did notice a tiny bit near my daughter's roots. We had no problems with the boys' hair because their hair is cut very short and is easy to rinse.

To learn more about Johnson's Natural bath and body products, visit JohnsonsBaby.com .

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Johnson’s and received the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.