This post is sponsored by The Honest Company.


I was thrilled to have the chance to review three awesome products from The Honest Company, a one-stop shop for families who care about the quality of their bath, body, and baby products.


I have a ton of friends who use Honest diapers because they are hypoallergenic and free of chlorine and additives like fragrances (plus, the prints are so cute).  But I’ve never pulled the trigger on ordering some myself – and I kind of thought the only thing the company made was diapers.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the company makes a bunch of great bath and body products that follow similar principles.


I know that many of you are constantly looking for ‘greener’ products, so my family each tested out one of The Honest Company’s items.  I tried the belly balm; the Husband tested the shave oil; and Henry used the body wash.  Here are our thoughts!


My review: The Organic Belly Balm


Cost: $15.95 for 3.65 ounces


This balm contains a mix of organic oils to “help prevent stretch marks, improve elasticity, and hydrate for soft and supple skin.”  It’s hypoallergenic, certified organic, vegetarian, and naturally non-toxic.  The balm is compromised mainly of oils like sunflower oil, beeswax, coconut, and olive oil, so it has a greasy feel when you rub it in, but it quickly absorbs. Your skin ends up just feeling really smooth and hydrated – I loved it! 


I get some stretch marks while pregnant (especially this time around), but nothing too crazy.  I use balms like this mainly because my belly skin always feels super dry – you know that crazy itchy feeling?  Yup.  Hate it.  But this balm really chases away the feeling, and it is so nice that I end up rubbing it all over my elbows, feet, and – you’ll never believe it – HAIR.  I have been using this as a “leave-in conditioner” at night (I sleep on a towel), and when I shampoo out the balm in the morning, my hair feels so luxurious.  Sweet!  I’ve also noticed that my NAILS are looking fabulous – I’ve been rubbing this balm into each nail after I apply it to my belly, arms, and hair, and I swear that they are longer and stronger now.


The Husband’s review: Organic Shave Oil


Cost: $15.95 for 2.25 ounces


When I rubbed this on my hands before turning it over to the Hus, I knew he would like it.  He hates conventional shaving cream (the foam stuff) because the chemicals trigger razor burn and make his skin break out.  This oil is organic, free of sulfates and parabens, and concentrated, so a little goes a long way.


His thoughts – “I really liked this!  Much more than the stuff I normally get [he buys an organic shave cream from another big-name natural product company]. I’d rub the oil into my beard and wait a minute or two – it really softened the hair and make shaving go faster. I got a really close cut, and there was no razor burn afterwards. Bonus – it made my skin feel moisturized.”


Henry’s review – Shampoo + Body Wash


Cost: $9.95 for 8.5 ounces


I was excited for Henry to try this because we’ve gone through several natural shampoo + body washes and never really loved any of them. This wash is hypoallergenic, tear-free, vegan, and naturally non-toxic.  It’s free of sulfates, parabens, dyes, and all the other random chemicals that you normally find in washes (even baby washes). It’s also apparently safe for color-treated hair.


Here are Henry’s thoughts – “I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A BATH. NOOOO. NO BATH TIME. NO BATH TIME. Can I bring Thomas the Train? And Spencer the Train? Okay! Let’s take a bath. Don’t help me – I can get in like a big boy. Don’t turn off the water! More water!  Let me take the plug out. No, let me put it in. I don’t want soap. No soap. NOOOOO. Oh – bubbles. Yay, bubbles! No, leave the bubbles in my hair. Look at my hair! Wait. Wait. Wait. I do it. Where’s the cup? This smells nice. I DON’T WANT TO GET OUT OF THE BATH. NOOOO. STOP. BATH TIME. BATH TIME!!!!”


Translation: He liked it. I liked it.  Good stuff!


What’s your favorite natural beauty or bath product?


The post was sponsored by The Honest Company. Thanks for reading sponsored posts and understanding that this is how I help support my family – I really do appreciate it a lot.



  • Abbey September 10, 2014, 3:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, that last picture is perfect!

  • Jessica September 10, 2014, 3:28 pm

    Have you heard of Ava Anderson ( If not, and you’re interested in trying stuff out, think about purchasing through my “party.” Let me know!

    • Caitlin September 10, 2014, 3:29 pm

      I haven’t, but I’ll check it out! Thanks 🙂 🙂

  • Sara September 10, 2014, 3:31 pm

    Coconut oil is THE BEST. I use it on my skin and hair. It’s relatively cheap, moisturizes like crazy (definitely calms the itchiness down after I shave my legs), and makes my hair look shinier. You can rub it into your hair, sleep on a towel, and wash it out in the morning. Magic in a jar, you guys.

  • Rachel September 10, 2014, 3:57 pm

    The Honest Company left a bad taste in my mouth after they tried to bully The Honest Toddler ( I know lots of people like their stuff but…I just can’t! And truthfully I could never bring myself to pay $16 for 3oz of product.

    I’ve been using Shea Moisture’s baby wash with olive and marula oil. It smells divine! I also really like Mustela’s No Rinse Cleansing Fluid for a quick face clean up before school

  • Lauren September 10, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Lol that last picture!

    Love Henry’s review. Sounds like my life, lots of no!

  • Colleen September 10, 2014, 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the post! Just curious (and not that I can’t do it myself) but do you know what the EWG has to say about the baby shampoo? I’m always on the hunt for a good, safe baby shampoo! Thanks!

  • Breanne September 10, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Bahahaha! I love Henry’s review.

    I didn’t know that Honest had adult products, but I have to second the other reader that mentioned the bullying of Honest Toddler. I was really disappointed by that.

  • Kristin September 10, 2014, 7:30 pm

    What happened with the honest toddler? I’d never heard of this company before this.

  • jen September 10, 2014, 7:50 pm

    I really like the honest company diaper cream. We went through quite a few before settling on this one. I also love love love shea moisture..everything. I use all of their products. They have a balm that comes in a tall tube and I slathered it all over my daughters face when it was chapped from her drooling g and the next morning all her red ski. Was gone.

    I don’t know anything about bullying honest disappointing!

  • Elise @ Expeditions of Elise September 10, 2014, 9:05 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I just wanted to stop by and say that I liked this post. Yes, it was sponsored, but I feel like you actually took the time to make it your own, test the products and write up an entertaining post for readers. I especially liked Henry’s review of the shampoo. That was so funny! So anyways, thanks!

    • Caitlin September 10, 2014, 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much. It means the world to me to hear you say this!

      • Megan September 11, 2014, 12:37 am

        I agree. And to actually review a product that fits in with your blog theme.

        That said, I’m way too much of a cheapskate to spend that kind of money on shave oil or baby shampoo.

      • Katie September 11, 2014, 10:26 am

        I was going to comment similarly, you’re someone I look up to so much for blogging (and you were the first blog I ever read, found you through

  • Cari September 10, 2014, 9:38 pm

    After trying a ton of diaper rash creams on my two girls I have to say I like Honest’s the best! It’s easy to put on, clears it up fast and so far there have been no tears which leads me to think it doesn’t sting! Even on the worst of rashes. It’s worth trying for new baby.

    • Caitlin September 10, 2014, 9:57 pm

      Oh i will order! thanks!!

  • Jacquelynn September 10, 2014, 10:03 pm

    We have been using the Honest Company products Since May of last year… I love them all! My favorite are the wipes (if I have to choose a favorite)… or the dish soap. We wash all of the bottles and stuff with the liquid dish soap 🙂

  • Alex @ True Femme September 10, 2014, 11:24 pm

    I actually just bought two of the Honest Companies products a few weeks ago–some lemongrass hand soap and dishwasher tablets and I have to say I love both! The soap doesn’t have an overpowering scent and it’s really moisturizing. The dish tablets work really too! I loved Henry’s review. Hilarious.

  • Kathleen Ojo @ My Ojos September 10, 2014, 11:40 pm

    I’ve recently been turned on to Honest’s non-diaper products too! I just tried the shampoo/body wash on my daughter, and while she could care less what I rub on her in the bath, I love it – it smells nice and is quite moisturizing.

    I also use Honest toothpaste for her. She still swallows most of it, so I love that it’s flouride- and weird-ingredient free. It lathers up well and actually tastes pretty good! You know… for toothpaste 🙂

    Now I need to find out if they make a leave-in conditioner….

  • Janelle @ Wholly Healthy September 11, 2014, 3:06 am

    I didn’t know Honest made shave oil, and I’m curious to try it!

  • Jillian @ Baby Doodah! September 11, 2014, 5:52 am

    I definitely need to check the Honest company out. I just found out my son has papular eczema and we need to switch to scent-free everything, so that would be my only hold up, if they don’t sell any scent-free. Either way, I’m off to check them out – thank you for sharing!!!

  • Carly September 11, 2014, 10:23 am

    I LOVED Henry’s review!

    Question: Are there any nut or sesame oils in the Honest Company stuff? My poor son has sesame, tree, and peanut allergies, so we have to be careful with all sorts of stuff. We currently use California Baby but would love to have more alternatives to try.

  • Melanie September 11, 2014, 11:39 am

    Just FYI that I recently found the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash at Costo! It was two large bottles for $10! Definitely a good find and cheaper than buying one bottle from Honest or from Target.

  • Suzy September 11, 2014, 3:47 pm

    We’ve been using Honest for our diapers since my little guy was born and just this week we got our first box for the home essentials bundle. So excited! I really like their products, it’s great peace of mind for me.

  • kath September 16, 2014, 4:22 pm

    Haha love Henry’s “TRAIN” of thought!

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