AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
FINALIST – Baby Skincare / Moisturiser Category
HONESTLY – Baby Lotion Bar , Nestle Me Blend
Ingredients: Excellent* Mostly organic
Social Responsibility Summary:
- All products are made in Melbourne and are produced with as little waste as possible
- All product packaging either compostable/biodegradable or recyclable
- All product labels recyclable
- Certified Palm oil free by Orangutan Alliance
- Have a range that supports women experiencing pregnancy and infant loss with a collaboration with The Pink Elephant Support Network
- Reuse external packaging received from own suppliers
- Moving to compostable mailers
“The Honestly Baby Lotion Bar looks different and special right from when you first see it. Beautifully and sustainably packaged in a biodegradable clam shell and in the form of a lotion bar, this product not only is plastic free but has a wonderful eco-friendly and luxe novelty feel to it. A beautiful present.
All you need to do is to rub the bar gently between your palms and then rub your hands straight onto the skin you’d like to moisturise or massage. This lotion is rich in nourishing jojoba and coconut oils and is beautifully scented with essential oils which even make me relaxed and feel ready for bed! It would be a truly gorgeous addition to a post bath night time routine for both mum and bub.
I really enjoyed using this and my son’s sensitive skin just lapped up the moisture, leaving it soft, beautiful smelling and hydrated. Whilst I love the packaging, it’s not easily portable as it doesn’t clip closed and I do have to make sure I place it in a safe place out of reach of little hands as it is so lovely that it invites exploration.
A beautiful non-toxic baby lotion which smells lovely, has novelty and is presented so beautifully it’d make a perfect present.
*This product contains sesame oil. If you have a baby/child with a high risk of a food allergy or eczema, I would not recommend to use this product until they are eating these foods in their diet and show no allergy. Studies have shown a link between the application of a potential food allergen repeatedly onto the skin and food allergen sensitisation. This increases the potential for severe food allergic reactions when the food is actually eaten. This is especially relevant for a child with a high risk of food allergy and also those with eczema.”
“From the moment you open the Honestly Baby Lotion Bar you know this company cares about low tox / eco products. The bar is wrapped in a unique palm leaf clam shell packaging – totally plastic free. I love the idea of this easy to use bar of lotion – just warm it up in your hands and rub on. It is nourishing to the skin, has a neutral smell. My baby enjoyed having his legs massaged with this beautiful bar.
Type: Solid lotion bar
Main Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter
Organic Ingredients: Contains some certified organic ingredients
Biodegradable: Yes (including packaging)
Palm Oil Free: Yes
Australian Owned / Operated: Yes
Australian Made: Yes
“First things first – the packaging of this product is divine. The bar is wrapped in brown wax paper and sits snugly inside a tiny biodegradable palm leaf clamshell. The bar itself smells earthy, a little like sea salt, not overbearing.
I rub the bar between my palms and massage it into my baby’s arms, legs and tummy after his bath. It glides over his skin and while the residue is slightly greasy it’s neither oily or slippery. I dress him immediately afterwards and no stains are left on his clothing. I also rub some into his scalp as it’s a little dry, and while it does make his hair a little greasy, his scalp is lovely, soft and moisturised the next day. Think I might try using it on myself too!”
“Unlike many other products on the market, Honestly uses a key selection of ingredients that work really well to keep the skin clean, fresh, hydrated & protected. This product is highly recommended for it’s divine botanical packaging, the pod is adorable, really eye catching. The lotion is softly scented with the Nestle Me Essential Oil Blend & the lotion glides on, it is easy to apply. I’d describe it as a balm that is thinner like a lotion yet it comes as a bar, you simply pick it up & slide your fingers over the bar or apply the bar directly onto the skin. It is not only a clever idea, but it is really nice to use a tactile lotion bar, it’s fun to use! Made in a base of Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter & Mango Butter, the lotion is silky & leaves the perfect amount of product on the skin. Jojoba is actually a wax & not an oil, it is scientifically the closest match to our skin’s own natural sebum, our natural oil that works to condition & balance the skin. This formula is well suited to sensitive skin & it functions to hydrate & smooth the skin, I love it!”
“Packaging perfection. Love the minimal use of plastics. Love how my babies smelt after using the bar.”