By Tonie Minsal
I received a bevy of fine products, several
from a tried and true winner, Essential Restoratives. First up to bat was ER's
Environment Air Spray in Baby Fresh ($7.95 for a 2oz
glass spray bottle).
This product is a total winner. It
contains distilled water and essential oils of lavender,
tangerine, and chamomile. I
was sprayin' this stuff in every
room of the house - I love it!
The scent lingers too. Essential
Restoratives offers over 25 different blends of essential
oils, so you can custom scent many of their products. Vicki
recommended the Baby Fresh for me, and I must say, it's a very
soft, pleasant, calming scent, really nice for the nursery.
One night I got the (I'm sure wholly unoriginal!) idea of spritzing my pillows and sheets with the spray -
ahhh! I highly
recommend this product!
Pure Baby Powder by ER ($10.95 for a 6oz shaker
bottle) is another winner - wow, this chick really knows what
she's doing! Made with pure arrowroot powder and essential
oils of chamomile and geranium, it smells just perfect.
texture is ab fab - very smooth and slippery and silky, not the
least bit grainy, as is often the case with natural powders.
Babes, Moms and Dads will all love this one.
For the inevitable boo-boos and ouchies in every household,
Vicki sent me her Better Now Healing Salve ($8.95 for a
1oz jar). This is a nice little product with soothing
ingredients - among them aloe vera oil, comfrey and calendula.
I'm a real balm and salve kinda gal, and I like this product.
Babes who don't like a lot of fragrance will like it too.
Score another home run for Essential Restoratives with their
Pure Baby Lotion ($13.95 for a 4oz pump bottle).
Unlike a lot of so-called "natural" baby products, this lotion
really is pure.
In addition to apricot kernel oil, shea
butter, aloe vera and calendula, it contains essential oils of palmrosa and tangerine, so it smells really light, fresh, and
delightful. I love the texture of this lotion - especially the
fact that when I use it on my hands and then rinse them with
water later, there's still a protective layer left on them. It
leaves no greasy residue, just really soft skin. I love this
ER's Pure Baby Oil ($11.95 for a 4oz
bottle) is another nice product to have on hand. With apricot
kernel oil, calendula, and rose essential oil, it's a lovely
oil, bath and otherwise, for the whole family. The fragrance
is very light.