When my daughter was a baby I wasn’t researching all the ingredients on everything I used on her like I do now, I assumed if a product was on the market it must be safe. Right?!? Not so, I’m afraid. Thank goodness we now have products like Pleni Naturals and MADE SAFE Certification which takes a lot of the guess work out of what is safe to use on our kids and us.
I love Pleni Naturals mission:
To create a positive connection with kids and the healthy foods they eat through nutritious fruit and veggie-filled products and inspiring packaging.
Allyson, the lovely founder of Pleni Naturals, is a mom, former aesthetician that knows her stuff. She created a wholesome line of natural and organic skin care products for babies and kids. Plus, Pleni Naturals partners with Life Lab, to educate and change the way kids’ think about fruits and veggies. Not only does Pleni Naturals give back, they also make all their products with safe ingredients, they are allergy and dermatologist tested, certified vegan, cruelty free, and MADE SAFE certified.
What more can one ask for? More products please! Stay tuned because Pleni Naturals will be launching a new release soon (hint- it is a popular request). So exciting!
Pleni Naturals was one of the first skin care lines to become MADE SAFE certified and that makes me so happy. If you know me, the MADE SAFE seal is one I welcome and look for in our world of green washing (I still read labels too). Yes, companies use buzz words like “natural” and “green” to make us believe their products are safe, but they contain potentially harmful ingredients. Not Pleni Naturals, they are MADE SAFE (made with safe ingredients):
When products like Pleni Naturals have MADE SAFE certification that means:
They have been thoroughly screened by scientists and found to be made without toxic chemicals known to harm human health such as behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, fire retardants, GMOs, heavy metals, neurotoxins, pesticides, reproductive toxins, toxic solvents, or harmful VOCs.
I reached out to Allyson to see if I could use all of her products on my 5 year old daughter and was informed these could be used on a baby as well as toddlers, kids and even us moms. Thanks again Allyson for sending me your amazing products to try (reached must-have status in our house). Now let’s get on to the products:
This wash is quite the multi-tasker, it is a clear liquid wash that can be used all over as a body wash, shampoo/hair wash, and as a bubble bath. We love to use it for everything. When I say everything, I mean the bottle has even been used as a character (Mr. Broccoli, Ms. Apple & Mr. Orange) during bath time thanks to my husband. It smells fruity, like sweet orange and vanilla (orange vanilla swirl-yummy). A little goes a long way and it creates a great lather as a wash or in her hair. Plus, the wash is gentle with no tears and leaves her skin clean. So important, right? The wash makes amazing bubbles for a bubble bath. Just add a few squirts and bubbles everywhere (picture above was in a jacuzzi tube).
The Body and Hair wash are made with safe ingredients and fruits and vegetables (insert mommy happy face here):
- Olive Oils
- Orange Essential Oil
- Vanilla Extract
For a full list of ingredients see here.
The Cucumber + Grape Baby Oil is not just for babies. Don’t let the name keep you from using this on you or your child or baby. It is a clear oil that helps provide deep moisture to calm and protect skin. It’s not greasy and makes skin feel silky smooth. Absorbs quickly.
Made with safe ingredients like:
- Vanilla Fruit extract
For a full list of ingredients see here.
Pleni Naturals also suggests using the oil for cradle cap and as a pregnancy belly oil.
This is the BALM! That’s right, it is a smooth, creamy balm that moisturizes and soothes my daughter’s skin and mine. It is great for any area that needs to feel soft and smooth. It can be used on hands, lips, cheeks and as barrier protection from the elements in the winter (when ever the winter will get here).
I love to mix their Baby Oil with the Berry + Olive Baby Balm. I add them both together in the palm of my hand and warm them up before I apply it to my daughter. A must-have for us this summer with swimming lessons and the heat my daughter’s skin was super dry. Mixing these two together helped her skin stay hydrated and protect her skin from the harsh chlorine. Also, the vanilla scent or according to my daughter it makes her smell yummy, like cupcakes, and takes away the pool aroma (thank you very much!)
Once I was getting close to running out of all the goodies I was sent, I just had to order their Gift Set. It includes all of Pleni Naturals products described above + a Reusable Organic Muslin Bag. The Muslin Bag is made from organic material. It is big. It can be used to store products, for travel, and can be used for fruits and veggies at the store or take to the farmer’s market.
This would make a wonderful gift for a mommy friend or a baby shower gift or a gift for you to try all the products or stock up like I did.
I feel so good about using Pleni Natural products on my daughter. They are made with safe ingredients, certified MADE SAFE and work. Not only do I trust they are safe to use on my daughter, I can’t wait to give all these products to my mommy friends. They last a long time and who can resist the cute fruit and vegetables? We can’t!
The word pleni in Latin means full, and each Pleni Naturals product is full of healthy fruit & vegetable ingredients!