This month we had the pleasure of trying out an array of products from a small, idealistic company called For My Kids. We fully endorse this company and their products, and we also found their website to be informative. Here is an excerpt: “In an investigation of the ingredients in more than 23,000 personal care products, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that nearly one of every 30 products sold in the United States fails to meet one or more industry or governmental cosmetics safety standards. They found nearly 400 products sold in the U.S. containing chemicals that are prohibited for use in cosmetics in other countries, and over 400 products containing ingredients that cosmetic industry safety panels have found unsafe when used as directed on product labels, including the U.S.-based Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) and the International Fragrance Association. Their analysis of ingredients in more than 23,000 products finds that 751 different products fail to meet one or more industry or government safety standards and 98% of all products contain one or more ingredients never publicly assessed for safety. — Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep (2007).”
Vinegar of the Four Thieves
Vinegar of the Four Thieves is a natural alternative to antibacterial disinfectants. It is based on a well-known formula of vinegar and organic herbs that has been used for centuries to prevent contagious disease. Although they do not, (likely because they cannot) claim For My Kids Vinegar of the Four Thieves is an antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, or antifungal, the ingredients are commonly known to have these properties. Does it work? We really have no idea. We believe it does, but we’d need a lab and a bunch of scientists to check out the efficacy of a disinfectant. The recipe is good and the idea is sound. No chemicals. Nothing we wouldn’t put on our skin. And think about it; if you’re one of those people cleaning your counter tops, your cutting boards, and your doorknobs with Lysol handy wipes or some other chemically derived, superbug creating disinfectant, it’s getting on your skin and in the air you breathe. If you do feel the need to disinfect, either once in a blue moon or 117 times a day, this is the product for you.
All Natural Hand Wash
This all-natural, lavender-scented spray is ideal for times when you can’t get to soap and water. Just spray and wipe your hands together until they’re dry.
My Mommy’s Face Care
The first time one of our testers used this product, she didn’t read the directions. Assuming this was a moisturizer, she used it as such and reported back that it was really good, though kind of heavy or greasy. After reading the directions and discovering this product is actually a facial cleanser that is supposed to be wiped off with a dry cloth, she tried it again and returned with glowing reports. It is a great make-up remover. We wouldn’t recommend it for the morning, though, or as a cleanser to use before applying make-up. The coconut oil and almond oil are great moisturizers, but, in our opinion, would not be a great base for make-up.Vegan Lip Balm
All Natural Vegan Lip Balm (Peppermint)
Made with great ingredients, this lip balm feels very good on your lips and works well. This is one of the very best lip balms we have ever tried.
All Natural Comfrey Salve
This product is for “boo-boos and bug bites.” We didn’t have any kids running around with any “owies” so our editor-in-chief decided to try this salve as an aftershave. He’s a bit clumsy and ends up with “boo-boos” every time he shaves. He also has sensitive skin. Even with the protocol he has developed to get the best shave, he still doesn’t like the way his face feels after shaving. But he said All Natural Comfrey Salve, “… calms, soothes, and worked well. It even absorbed well, and left my face without an oily look. I would repackage this and market it as an aftershave!”
We tried, but unfortunately it was too cold for us to find any insects to repel! This repellant does have a nice earthy smell and feels good on the skin, kind of like a moisturizer.
Happy Fun Dough
No chemicals. No artificial colors. We love it!
All of the For My Kids products are made without chemicals and many of their ingredients are organic. And their products work. We recommend For My Kids for both kids and adults.