November 30, 2012

The Honest Company

 

Having grown up in the Northwest I was surrounded by healthy living. My mom always used vinegar and baking soda to clean and since I was allergic to almost all purfumes we used natural detergents. I thought it was perfectly normal to go to the farmer's market on weekends and buying organic wasn't a choice since the whole store we often shopped at only sold organic produce. Since we also never had a lot of money I soon discovered that it wasn't just great for you to eat and use natural products it was also much more economical. Instead of buying things at the grocery store my mom made them. She was also fabulous at sewing my clothes and would replicate anything I saw at the store (with the exception of jeans). When I moved and met my husband I mostly kept all these ways of life. It took me a while (8 years) to convince my husband that cooking everything from scratch and trying to re-use as many things as possible is worth it. I am happy to say that he now can scope out great finds at the flea market and makes my kids food at home instead of always stopping for fast food. Since many natural products can be expensive I try to find products that work for my family while also be sustainable and eco-friendly. Given the way that I try to run my life I am always looking for new products that fit in with this image and make my life easier.

The Honest Company has products that are not only sustainable and safe, but work well and look beautiful. The also give money, time and products for every purchase made. Their non-profit partner provides needy families with baby gear and and clothing for kids up the age of 12. Here is a video explaining the company:



The Honest Company abides by the following principles:
  • Create a culture of honesty
  • Make beauty
  • Outperform
  • Service matters
  • Sustain life
  • Be accessible
  • Give back more
  • Fun

Here are two examples of their products:


The photo above is of their laundry detergent. It promises to be all natural and not effect people with sensitive skin. I can attest that it did not cause either my son or I (we have contact dermatitis) any problems with our usual laundry loads.




The photo above is of their healing balm. A little goes a long way, with only a tiny amount needed for even very dry hands. My hands always dry out over the winter and this product went on smooth and worked the way it promised.
The Honest Company was started by a mom and a dad who, like many modern parents, were increasingly worried about products made with questionable chemical ingredients. But the alternatives they found were often expensive, inaccessible, bland, or ineffective. In response to this clear need for something better, they created The Honest Company to ensure that parents (or anyone for that matter!) could easily find natural and non-toxic eco-friendly products that are beautiful, effective, and affordable. From customized product bundles to diapers and wipes to an ever-expanding line of cleaning and personal care products, you can find everything you need at Honest.com and have it delivered directly to your front door.
Give it a try! Click here to become a member of The Honest Company community and start your free trial today.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Honest Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

10 comments:

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    1. I love that the products are eco-friendly and won't irritate my family's sensitive skin. My two boys have had contact dermatitis since they were little. The youngest would turn red when he was touched with a stethoscope at the doctors when he was tiny. They seem to get it from me and I get it from my father.

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  2. Looks like great products. We have a lot of sensitive skin here, and it is always nice finding products that work with that. I use a lot of homemade products because of that. :) Thanks for sharing about the Honest Company. :)

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    1. My boys and I have really sensitive skin also. We are always struggling with finding things that don't irritate our skin. I make a lot of homemade products also :)

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  3. Hi! Found your blog through Local Sugar (An Aloha Affair) blog hop! I am a fellow West Virginian blogger! I have been looking for other bloggers in the state!

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    1. I love finding West Virginia bloggers :) Going over to check out your site now!

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  4. I keep hearing about the company. It's nice to see a review on some of the products.

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    1. The products really are great :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Honest company is great because they live up to their name. The products aren't junk either, they're high quality. :)

    Thanks for the share!! Come by the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you have a chance! http://www.whatjeanlikes.com/2012/11/aloha-friday-blog-hop-32-december-is-in.html

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    1. I agree that the name definitely fits. Entered your blog hop, have a great weekend :)

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