I recently was contacted by the people at Gabriel Cosmetics to check out their line of Kids products. They carry a line called Clean Kids Naturally made up of organic botanical extracts to create a gentle and pleasant smelling hair and body care line. I’ve thoroughly tested all four of their products on myself and my 2 year old and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at 1) how great all the products smell and 2) how well they work.
The Tropical Orange Burst shampoo lathers great, a little goes a long way, and it smells unbelievable. Like others I am pretty much over the scent of lavender and I am a little leery of using too much of it, so this is a GREAT alternative. The smell is so fresh – edible fresh, with hints of lime and orange without being too strong. A nice plus, it’s tearless which is not always an easy find with natural shampoos. They also carry a Banana Smoothie Detangler which people are buying by the case.
The banana scent comes from banana oil so no worries on some synthetic banana smell. My sons hair looks all shiny and soft and I think this would work great on longer hair for girls.. it’s a thicker creamy detangler so a little dab will comb through perfectly. Your kids hair won’t reek of banana afterwards.. just a nice gentle light banana scent lingers.
Gabriel Cosmetics carries two other bath products for kids, a Tiny Bubbles Foaming Bath with a light sweet Linden Blossom scent… its a girly smell, but I still used the entire bottle and my son didn’t seem to mind. Lastly there is a Germ Busting Soap for hands which I kind of stole for myself. This soap smells exactly like fresh fennel, and if you have ever eaten fresh fennel (drizzled with a little olive oil and balsamic reduction.. oh yeah) it’s heavenly. If you like that sort of thing. And I DO. This soap smells so yummy and unique. It’s mine. Mine mine mine. My only beef with it is that it’s a little bit drying to the hands so I need to follow up with some hand lotion afterwards. But the smell… I just can’t resist it.
I really liked this line and the criteria surpasses my usual list of things: no synthetic ingredients including dyes and fragrances, no parabens, not tested on animals, organic, safe for the environment, and made in the USA. This is a line I can definitely stand behind. These are reasonably priced compared to others I’ve tried for a generous 8oz bottle… I have had these for a few months and I have only used 1/4 of the shampoo and detangler so they go a long way. I’ll be reordering for sure.
Where to get it: Gabriel Cosmetics Inc., Clean Kids Shop right on their website and from now until September 30th enjoy 10% off with the coupon code SAFEMAMA! Find this and more deals in the SafeMama™ Shopping Mall!