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The Honest Company, Family-Friendly Products by Jessica Alba

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Honest Company, Family-Friendly Products by Jessica Alba

Have you ever heard of The Honest Company? I'm pretty sure you have, especially if you have heard of Jessica Alba. She co-founded The Honest Company back in 2012 with Christopher Gavigan in the hopes of creating a brand that families could turn to for trusted products that were not only safe but effective as well. I remember reading peoples' favourable reviews on social media but I hadn't tried any of the products until recently. Earlier this summer, I received a generous box of samples from The Honesty Company full of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bubble bath, and now it's like I keep seeing them whenever I go shopping. Keep reading to find out which products our family liked most.

The Honest Company, Family-Friendly Products by Jessica Alba

When it came to baby care products, I remember how much time I would spend in the aisles reading the labels before choosing ones that I felt were safe for my kids. I often chose those that were free from dyes, synthetic fragrances, and harsh chemicals. Products that were also hypoallergenic and contained organic ingredients often ended up in my shopping cart. I tried a lot of different brands, some of which I never purchased again because I didn't like the scent or they weren't as impressive as the price tag. I was quite particular about body washes, shampoos and bubble baths, too. I know that how much a soap lathers doesn't really correlate to how well it cleans but I still preferred a product that could maintain a good amount of lather. This is why I like Honest Bubble Bath.

The Honest Company Bubble Bath

Honest Bubble Bath creates an excellent foam and, because it is plant-based, hypoallergenic and tear-free, I knew it would be perfect for my niece, a preschooler, and my nephew, a toddler. I decided to test out the bubble bath one day when I was over at their place babysitting. It didn't take much for the bath to fill with bubbles and the kids had lots of fun during bath time. I particularly liked the dreamy lavender scent, which was very pleasant. It is also available in Apricot Kiss and Sweet Orange Vanilla. 

The Honest Company, Family-Friendly Products by Jessica Alba

My favourite product in the bundle, however, was the Honest Shampoo + Body Wash. This 2-in-1 cleanser lathers quite well and left my skin feeling soft. I felt that it cleaned my hair well and again, the scents were pleasant, not overpowering. As with the bubble bath, it is available in the same three scents as well as fragrance-free, but I would definitely buy Sweet Orange Vanilla again. The conditioner was pretty good, too, but it likely won't replace my conventional go-to brand. However, since Honest Conditioner feels more like a water-based conditioner and is made without harsh chemicals, I've asked my daughter to use it from now on. She actually prefers it since it rinses out very well and doesn't feel heavy and oily like the brand I use. This is similar to Honest Face + Body Lotion. My daughter uses it regularly to moisturize her hands and loves the non-greasy formula. It is made with olive, shea, jojoba and safflower oils that helps to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. Her favourite scent is Dreamy Lavender.

The Honest Company at Shoppers Drugmart

These products are available to order directly from honest.com and range in price from $9.95 US for the lotion, shampoo and conditioner, to $11.95 US for the bubble bath. For my Canadian readers, you may have spotted Honest products in Shoppers Drugmart and other retailers. Last I checked, the price for the lotion, conditioner and shampoo was $13.49. But I did spot some hand soap that I'd like to try next and it costs only $7.99 for a 250 mL bottle. And for this week only, you can save 20% on all Honest Co products on Well.ca.

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Going to have to see if I can find some of these to try, they sound like products I would like. (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I have yet to use products from The Honest Company but with all the positive things I have read and heard, I really would like to. Love that Jessica Alba was so driven to provide families with products that were eco friendly and not made with all these different chemicals

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  3. They sound so great, I find a little pricey but then if you want good quality you have to pay the price!!

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  4. The orange vanilla sounds amazing! Also I like a lighter conditioner for my thick hair so it sounds great!

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  5. I've not heard of the The Honest Company before and I do find the prices rather steep. I'll be sticking to Live Clean products, I love them and they are priced a bit better I find. I also love that Live Clean products are all created and manufactured in Canada.

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