I was recently sent a set of the Minty Lavender range of products from Earth Friendly Kids to review. To help me in this task I enlisted my ten year old son, who was rather thrilled to have a testing mission. The products we were sent were Minty Lavender shampoo and body wash, Minty Lavender Bubble bath, Minty Lavender Handwash and Minty Lavender Body Lotion. The products use all natural ingredients, and do not contain any sodium laureth or any parabens. This is brilliant as for children with problem skin as these are known irritants.
First thing I noticed about the packaging was the labels.They feature a range of superkids and in fact the products carry
the tag line that they are products for superkids. This really appealed to my son. The labels show different children and a dog and on the back they all come up with a unique idea for saving the planet. This caught my sons imagination and he was very pleased to be thought of as a superkid and started coming up with strange ideas almost instantly.The products themselves were in nice shaped bottles, which were ideal for smaller hands.
The first product we tried was the Minty Lavender Bubble bath.
I was not sure what the smell was going to be like, but it was actually quite pleasant. A bit more minty than lavendar but not overpowering. As you can see a small amount of the product actually produced a large amount of bubbles and they lasted well. Usually the bubbles have vanished by the time my son finishes splashing around in the bath but this time they were still there. He was very pleased as he got to spend time building bubble castles.
Along side this product he tried out the Minty Lavender shampoo and body wash. Its a nice idea having a shampoo and body wash all in one as its less products lined up on the side of the bath and your children know exactly what to wash with. This created a nice amount of lather and the great thing was the lid only let a small amount of the product out at once. My son has been known to be a bit over generous with shampoo which means they get used up very quickly so this is ideal. Currently he has decided he likes this product so much he is not going to use it until he has used up all his other shampoo i.e saving the best till last!
The minty lavender body lotion comes in a pump top dispenser which is great as it meant my son could manage it himself without getting lotion all over the place. The lotion feels a bit sticky at first but it soon sinks into the skin leaving it soft and smooth. The scent is again more minty than lavender but it is nice and it seems to last on the skin very well. My only concern about this is that with the pump top it may not be possible to get the bottom of the product out of the bottle, but I will not know until I reach the end. This is good for dry skin as well as it seems to really calm it.
The final product we tried was the Minty Lavender Handwash. Again this was in a pump top dispenser which makes it easy to use. I left this by the sink and I must say it worked brilliantly in making my son remember to wash his hands. He was really pleased to have a product that was just for him. It has a nice smell again and leaves the hands feeling soft.
If you are not keen on the idea of mint and lavender, they also do a Zesty Citrus range which I have not tested. The products are a reasonable price, the RRP for the Minty Lavender shampoo and body wash, Minty Lavender Bubble bath, Minty Lavender Handwash is £3.99 and the RRP for the body lotion is £4.99. They also do wipes which are always handy to have.
My son loved these products and I would definitely consider getting them again in the future.