A little something not child birth or baby specific for you today – we have a bottle of Earth Friendly Chamomile Body Lotion up for grabs.

Bodylotion_chamomile.jpgWe’ve been testing the Organic Mandarin Shampoo and BodyWash from Earth Friendly Baby. This product won a silver in the Mother and Baby Magazine Awards for most eco-friendly product as it comes in a recyclable bottle.

Regular readers will know that I’m not a fan of products that contain Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) or any of it’s family members, so I’m always pleased to find products that don’t. We have a family history of severe eczema, so I avoid anything that could trigger or exacerbate eczema in Ameli.  This product does use SLL, however, which is derived from sodium salt of lactic acid (something you find in the body naturally), but far as I can tell there are no hazardous effects from this.

The Mandarin Shampoo and Bodywash is hypoallergenic and has over 70% certified organic ingredients. Their products are not tested on animals.

It’s a lovely refreshing and invigorating fragrance, and doesn’t dry the skin out in the way many other products do.

We’re also using Minty Lavender Handwash which is just as lovely. It’s a very minty smell, with only an undertone of lavender.
EFB019.jpgWhile all the ingredients in this are ‘derived from natural sources’ many of them are unpronounceable, which means we use it as a hand wash for guests and so on, but Ameli doesn’t actually use it routinely.  On the plus side, the minty lavender hand wash has no parabens, artificial colouring or artificial fragrance and is vegetarian approved, organic certified and in a pump-action bottle so there’s less spillage and wastage.

So, what do I think?

I think they’re lovely products, although people with allergies might still have problems. For the majority of people, however, these are lovely affordable, easy to find products.


One of the products in the Earth Friendly Kids range is a Chamomile Body Lotion for babies and children and I have one to offer a reader.  To enter to win this product, head over to the Earth Friendly page, and have a look around. Then come back here, and leave a comment telling me the name of one other product they offer.

For an additional entry, (which is not compulsory, and is not sponsored by Facebook and which has nothing to do with Facebook or its employees) you can Like Earth Friendly Kids on Facebook, and leave a message on their wall saying I’ve sent you.

This competition finishes at 23:59 on 9 April  and the winner will be randomly drawn. Winners will be announced here and on the Diary of a First Child Facebook Page. Please check these to find out who won. 

And the winner is:






Please read the competition rules.

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Earth Friendly Baby Review And Competition

  1. I can’t believe I missed the Earth Friendly Baby competition! I’ve been ordering the Mandarin one and Lavender one from There Must Be a Better Way, and they’re excellent!

  2. Earth Friendly Kids also has a Minty Lavendar range, and one of their products in this range is Minty Lavendar body lotion

  3. They do a kids Zingy Citrus Range – bubblebath, handwash, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner etc – I have tried it and it is gorgeous! So fresh smelling! Thank you for another great review and giveaway!

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