Feb 162015
 

earth3I’ve tried and loved many of a Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products. Boobie Tubes, check! Mama’s Milk Tea, love it! (I actually love all  Earth Mama Angel Baby® Teas. The herbal compresses for new moms are so refreshing and the diaper cream smells heavenly, was super effective and I even used it safely with cloth diapers.

I’m excited to recently have become an affiliate and hope to bring the company to those of you who might not have heard of it. But seriously, what crunchy mamanaturale reader hasn’t heard of EMAB?!

The company makes the type of stuff that until recently I didn’t “justify” buying for myself. I considered these beautiful things luxury items, a little too pricey for me. I did, however, buy EMAB stuff as gifts for very special friends and I luckily received my share of products as gifts as well. As I learn more about the importance of self care, I am now able to “splurge” on these goodies from time to time.
Recently, I got to pick out a few EMAB products to write about. We chose the oil and soap for Babe and Bug’s bath time and I decided to treat myself too! (As well as any other mamas who come to my place.) earthIf you smell something other than incense or curry chez moi, it’s likely the Mama Spray. I also sometimes wear it as perfume. Though the ingredients in this Aromatherapy Spray are all natural, I have to keep it out of reach and out of sight or the kids would waste it and probably get a shot in the eye. the citricy-smell certainly is uplifting. Babe has finally forgotten about it but was obsessed when it first arrived.
Although perhaps not as obsessed as she is with the shampoo. She adores foamy soaps. At the grocery store, it’s the Franklin Nature Clean foaming hand soap she whines for– not candy! She loves it so much (and I find it too expensive) that I actually gave her a bottle for Christmas! She was delighted. All the more delighted to find out her present from EMAB was a foaming shampoo.
earth2The kids take a bath most nights. Not because they’re dirty but because it keeps them happy and contained. We don’t use soap every bath and I wash their hair once or twice a week or month. Bug manages to get food in his hair from time to time and Babes dreadlocks need special attention. Lavender is a favourite smell around here and both kids love the smell of this shampoo (though washing their hair is usually a fight). I love the foam too– a light, fluffy texture. Like meringue. Mmmm.
And the oil. We got the unscented kind, which seems to be what is available in Canada (as I write this it occurred to me that I could probably add a few drops of lavender essential oils). I like to get the oil on them while their skin is still a little wet. They are generally very cooperative. A little massage brings them back to their newborn days–baby massage has always been an important routine for us.
As I mentioned, I’m an EMAB affiliate, so if you purchase something from them via a link like this:Earth Mama Angel Baby® , mamanaturale gets a little money to keep running and offering you these awesome giveaways!
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