Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Earth Mama, Angel Baby

While on the quest for the perfect pregnancy-friendly beauty products, I just had to include an organic line in the mix. After all, this is the time to be concerned about what's going on, as well as in, your body! I found Earth Mama, Angel Baby when I was writing a previous story on baby products, and this time got to test a selection of their products for myself.

First of all, Earth Mama, Angel Baby uses the highest quality oils and QAI certified organic herbs. Their products are cruelty-free, certified vegan, kosher, and 100% toxin-free - that means no phthalates, parabens, SLS, artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes

Secondly, many products out there for pregnancy are really just amped-up spa products. Creams, oils, lotions, scrubs, soaks, etc... but Earth Mama, Angel Baby creates products that address some very specific, if not glamorous, aspects of pregnancy. Case in point: Morning Wellness Tea to helps quell morning sickness, Heartburn Tea for when even a glass of orange juice seems like torture, and Bottom Balm and Bottom Spray (which are not for baby's bottom, if you know what they mean). They also have some products to help ease the unimaginable pain of miscarriage or stillbirth in their Healing Hearts section.

So, what goodies did I try?

Of course, the first product I reached for was the Stretch Oil for stretchmark prevention. It has a mild scent, spread nicely and is pure and natural, with plant-based oils that are cold pressed without solvents to insure their purity infused with the healing herbal goodness of organic calendula, and calming chamomile. Borage oil, Vitamin E and neroli pure essential oil help nourish and encourage skin’s natural elasticity. It would be a great massage oil.

I also indulged in the Happy Feet foot soak. It looks like a jar of loose tea, and you put a scoopful in a muslin bag and steep it in your tub (or a small bucket) so the herbs can release their goodness. It contains organic lavender, yarrow, thyme, peppermint, osemary, salts and organic pure essential oils and smells wonderful. Feet emerge refreshed... and fresh smelling!

This is a company that celebrates all women go through when having a baby and have products to help every step of the way, from pregnancy, labor and postpartum, to breastfeeding and babycare. I am looking forward to trying the Angel Baby products on my little one. A great baby shower gift would be the Angel Baby Kit for $49.95 or the Deluxe Angel Baby Bucket for $119.95.