We've been testing out the range of Wotnot Baby
products. I took it home and a had a play around with it, because I don't have a baby tester any more, and then I passed it on to Christine here in the office. She took it home and tested it all out on her delicious 6 month old baby.
I'm a big fan of the Wotnot range. The wipes
and the biodegradable nappy bags
are amongst our biggest sellers here at Hello Charlie. We've covered the sunscreen before in our Sunscreen Cheat Sheet
(and I love it), but I thought we should have a look at some of the other products in the baby range.
Here's a bit of a rundown on why we love this range:
- no parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, glycols or caustics
- no artificial fragrances or preservatives
- GMO free
- not tested on animals
- Australian made and owned
- ACO certified organic products (not just the ingredients)
- more than 70% organic ingredients
Wotnot baby products tick all the eco boxes, and we're always recommending these based on their wonderful ingredients. But how well do they actually work? Keep reading!
Wotnot Baby Balm
: $16.95 for 100ml (Buy at Hello Charlie
: aloe vera leaf juice*, beeswax*, olive oil*, stearic acid, sorbitan olivate and cetearyl olivate (vegetable emulsifiers), vegetable glycerine*, flaxseed oil*, carica papaya (pawpaw) extract*, purified water, xanthan gum, d-alpha tocopherol (certified gmo-free vitamin e), rice flour*, chamomile oil*, tea tree oil*, comfrey oil*, potassium sorbate (food grade preservative) *certified organic ingredients
It's got certified organic pawpaw extract, as well as organic comfrey and tea tree. The Wotnot Baby Balm can be used to help relieve symptoms of nappy rash, cuts, scrapes and bug bites.
I tried this and really liked it. I didn't detect much of a smell, and although it was very thick coming out of the tube, I found that it melted easily in my hands. In colder weather, you may want to knead the tube a bit and squeeze it to get the balm out. It warms up easily and spreads really well. The beeswax in this means that it leaves a physical barrier, so it's perfect as a nappy balm. This does mean that it's not vegan.
I didn't detect much of a smell, but Christine thought that it had a slightly fermented smell from the pawpaw. She says that it was really effective as a baby balm. Her baby is the most gorgeous little guy, lovely and chubby with the most divine fat rolls! Christine says that he can get a bit red in his fat rolls around the nappy so she used the Wotnot Baby Balm on that. They were soothed the next morning and had a normal appearance (no redness). She did find that it was tricky to apply on a wiggling, grumpy baby ready for sleep. Christine found that rubbing it between her fingers first to really get it soft worked best.
This was Christine's favourite product in the range and she said she'd be using this again.
: thumbs up from both of us!
Wotnot Baby Wash
: $14.95 for 250ml (Buy at Hello Charlie
: aloe vera leaf juice*, decyl glucoside, glycerine*, purified water, xanthan gum, flaxseed oil*, d-alpha tocopherol (certified gmo-free vitamin e), sweet orange oil*, essential oils of rose, chamomile oil*, rice flour*, citric acid, potassium sorbate (food grade preservative) *certified organic ingredients
Next from Wotnot Baby products is the Wotnot Baby Wash. I tried this one as a hand wash and also as a body wash. Again, I liked it. It's not super lathery (which I like, as it means no sulfates), but it washes nicely. It smells lovely, thanks to the essential oils, but it's not strong. It left my skin feeling clean, but not dry. I think it would be perfect for little ones.
Christine had similar feedback. She said that it goes on nicely and washes well. The scent is lovely, but not overwhelming and doesn't remain on the baby after he'd been dried. She added that the scent didn't even remain in his fat rolls (his fat rolls are a source of great amusement around here!).
: thumbs up from both of us!
Wotnot Baby Lotion
: $14.95 for 150ml (Buy at Hello Charlie
: aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate (vegetable emulsifiers), glycerine (vegetable), stearic acid (vegetable emulsifier), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, purified water, linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) oil*, cetearyl alcohol (vegetable emulsifier), anthemis nobilis flower (chamomile) oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) oil*, tocopherol (gmo-free vitamin e), xanthan gum, sodium citrate, citric acid, glyceryl caprylate and potassium sorbate (extra mild preservatives) *certified organic ingredients
I tried the Wotnot Baby Lotion as a handcream and body lotion, because I don't have babies to test on any more! I found that this absorbed quickly so that your skin feels soft but not greasy. It's not thick, so it's easy to apply straight onto your skin (or baby's) without having to rub it in between your hands first. It's got a gentle scent from the essential oils.
Christine says that the lotion works well. She popped some onto her baby's notoriously dry forehead and it absorbed easily. He woke up with soft skin the next morning. She did say that she thought there was something about the scent that she didn't like, and neither did her husband. She thought that would put her off buying it again.
I didn't notice anything at all about the scent, so I'm not sure what she's talking about!
: Thumbs up from me, Christine thought it worked well, but she didn't like the scent (which did disappear).
Have you used any of the Wotnot Baby products? What's your verdict?