Oh my gosh. You guys. Moving is insane. Who invented "moving" anyway? And it's not all the stuff you're thinking about, like the paperwork and the endless phone calls and the putting of each individual glass from your kitchen into cardboard boxes. Well yeah, it's all that. But it's not JUST all that. It's the cleaning! Holy. Mackerel.
I am in super-duper-clean-all-the-things-non-stop mode these days. The regular house things, yes, but also the chil'rens. Because kids gotta be kids, you know? The syrup and the dirt and the dog hair. Have fun. Be happy. But mama can't have the syrup and the dirt and the dog hair all over her freshly painted, pristine wall of pristine-ness, no she cannot.
And let's not forget the beginning of cold and flu season! No, no, no. Between carting the littles to co-op, to rehearsals to drop off and pick up the big kids, to the barn for riding lessons and on any number of errands in between, we are bound to be picking up our share of germs 'round here.
Anyway, needless to say I was legitimately stoked a few weeks ago when I found out that Babyganics wanted me to try their non-toxic cleaning products. And other things too! But I didn't even realize that, the thing about the other things, until I had already said yes because NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS.
Did I mention cleaning products? For free? And yes, other things too.
face, hand & baby wipes (unscented)
toy & highchair cleaner spray (unscented)
foaming dish & bottle soap (citrus)
foaming hand sanitizer (mandarin)
moisturizing baby lotion (chamomile verbena)
Right after I snapped the photo above, Tommy started a teeny tiny bit hyperventilating about a diaper "situation" he had just discovered. So you know what I did? I grabbed that package of wipes right out of my snazzy set-up and tossed it over to him so we could put them to the real test pronto.
The way the package opens is excellent. The little sticky flap that usually sticks to the wipe and makes you say bad words as you try to hold two legs with one hand and extract the wipe with the other? Yeah, there's none of that here. The flap stays flat open. Whoever designed that should get a prize.
What can I say? I think about baby wipes a lot. Anyway, I was really impressed. They're also good for face and hands and gentle enough for eczema prone skin, which is great because clean all the things!!!!
Now, I know the spray cleaner says "toy and highchair" but I went ahead and used it all over my kitchen. The counters, the front of the oven, the top of the coffee maker. Then I used it in all sorts of other places around the house. It doesn't smell like anything and you don't have to rinse it off (you just wipe it dry) and if someone were to come and lick the countertop (hey, I wouldn't put it past them) they'd be totally not poisoned because non-toxic. Sweet.
Let's move on to our first scented item, shall we? This is the foaming dish & bottle soap in the citrus scent.
Dutch baby pancakes for dinner (because I'm all about that health, 'bout that health...) so I could hand wash it with this soap for the purposes of reviewing it fo-o-or youuuuuuu (thanks, Elmo). Cecilia, the most sensitive nosed of my children, liked the way it smelled and my hands felt not at all dry and scaly when I was finished.
And a little by accident I also discovered that this soap makes GREAT bubbles, so for a few minutes I forgot that I'm not really "The Fun Mom" and I blew totally non-toxic bubbles in my kitchen with two of the above-mentioned children and it was pretty awesome.
Bloodhound Ceci gave an enthusiastic thumbs up for the smell of the hand-sanitizer and I'm giving another one for the fact that it's alcohol free. I actually got a three-pack of 50 ml travel sizes of this so I could carry one in my purse, put one in the car, and stash one with the diapering crate that I keep in the living room.
And finally, my favorite thing of all! Yes, I was surprised, what with my obsession with cleaning stuff these days and all that. But seriously this lotion. First of all, it smells really nice. Not perfume nice but kind of herbishy nice. Does that make sense? Sort of like...herbal tea or something.
Babyganics moisturizing baby lotion: not just for babies anymore. Zomg, just thought of that all by myself. That should totally be their new slogan!
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