3.30.2012

baby harmony all-natural household cleansers review & giveaway


For starters, let me just say that I was so excited to work with Baby Harmony to do a review of their household cleansers from the get-go. After being able to work so closely with them, I am even more overcome with excitement that such fantastic people and such a fabulous, honest company exist. It's not everyday that you can call a company and speak with the founder because they care about their products that much. (Can I also take a minute to congratulate Baby Harmony on receiving Whole Foods market's highest eco-scale rank for eco-friendly, green products?!)

There is nothing about cleaning with chemicals or keeping chemicals in our home that I like. I am always wishing for chemical-free or plant-derived alternatives to daily cleaning staples. For instance, I can't begin to tell you how many times I've wished that there was a baby-safe hand soap on the market. There are so many instances when baby wipes don't cut it but, at the same time, I can't bring myself to use standard handsoap on Ethan's gentle baby hands. Baby Harmony? You bet they have handsoap that is safe for babies. The thin, pure and clear soap creates a gentle lather with just a tiny drop and rinses completely clean. No film, no residue, no perfumes or dyes making contact with your little one's hands. The ingredients in Baby Harmony's handsoap (and all of their other products) come from nature. It's a safe, natural way to keep baby's hands clean and free from exposure to chemicals.

While washing Ethan's hands, I took notice to how filthy our bathroom mirror is. Just one spray of Baby Harmony's glass cleaner -- one spray! -- was enough to wipe the entire thing completely clean. Check out the before and then the after:


It was so nice to be able to spray the glass while not having to herd my pets and child out of the room to avoid contact with the fumes and chemical smells. I don't miss those fumes one bit. In fact, Baby Harmony have made it so that you never need another chemical cleaner. Ever. It's their pure passion and devotion for keeping our little ones both safe from unnecessary toxins and clean that makes me love Baby Harmony so much. Created by a grandmother who sought something better for her grandchildren, the love that goes into all of these products was completely apparent from the beginning. When I use these cleansers, I feel confident knowing that I am giving my child a clean environment, a safer planet and keeping him free from any harmful toxins and strong chemicals.

When trying to list everything that I loved about Baby Harmony after using their products, my mind is all over the place, sputtering out tidbits that I don't want to leave out because I am just overcome with love for these products. Let me break it down a little bit more, starting with some more of my favorite of the products.

One of the first products I tried was the 3X Concentrate Laundry Wash. There are no dyes or fragrances added to this laundry wash, which is a relief for someone like me who is allergic to just about any additive in most mainstream laundry detergents. I loved that this was HE compatible which can be hard to find in an authentic pure and clear detergent. Using plant-derived cleaning agents, this laundry wash does it's job and makes clothing clean while ensuring you that your baby won't be exposed to any harsh chemicals. I used this to wash an incredibly large load of very dirty laundry: swimsuits and wet towels soaked in chlorinated water after swim class, an outfit covered in banana after Ethan practiced feeding himself, a shirt of mine that had survived an exercise class during a very hot Florida day. All of the clothing came out of the wash completely clean, smelling fresh but not of chemicals.


Next we tried out the toy and highchair cleaner. Everyone with a baby knows that everything goes into their mouths. It's imperative to keep Ethan's toys clean so that he doesn't pick up any germs, but it's also worrisome to me to think of the chemicals he's ingesting when he inevitably sticks those toys into his mouth. Many cleaners formulated for toys or the highchair require rinsing after use. Baby Harmony's toy and highchair cleaner requires no rinsing. It's natural, plant-derived ingredients are safe enough to ensure that baby's toys are clean but not full of toxins.

I first tried out the cleaner on the aftermath that was Ethan's breakfast of yogurt and avocado. I cleaned half the tray off using two quick swipes of a paper towel with Baby Harmony's toy and highchair cleaner. The other half showcases the mess that just a drop of this effective cleaner was able to cut through:


When a hungry baby is ready for some puffs, do you want to be the one to tell him that he has to wait while you rinse off the harmful chemicals you sprayed on the table he eats off of and then wait a while while it dries? ;)


Baby Harmony's dish and bottle soap was also fantastic. A little bit truly goes a long way. A tiny squirt maybe half the size of a pinky nail is able to create a total lather. I also loved how lightweight this dish soap is. With other dish soaps, the residue can feel grimy. Sometimes I have to wash bottles 3 or 4 times until I convince myself I can no longer feel the filmy residue or can no longer feel that greasy feel that milk residue can sometimes leave. With this soap, a quick scrub and lather from the plant-derived ingredients was enough to loosen any particles and completely clean Ethan's dishes and bottles. There was no thick, soapy film. There was no greasy residue lingering behind. His dishes and bottles were spotless. Like I said, a little goes a long way. One single squirt will clean an entire sink full of dishes!


Another one of my favorites would be the carpet and upholstery cleaner. Ethan was having a snack on our living room area rug the other day and somehow we ended up spilling a glob of plums onto the floor. Oops. The cleaner was able to remove the stains from the area rug completely. The best part was, it was safe to use without having to lock my cats up in another room upon spraying the rug. With no fumes, no dyes, no fragrances, the plant-derived ingredients once again came to the rescue!


There isn't a product that Baby Harmony hasn't thought of. Baby Harmony's complete line-up of all-natural, pure and free, organic, green, eco-friendly products include:
  • All Purpose Cleanser
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Dish & Bottle Wash
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Wash 3X Concentrate
  • Non-Chlorine Bleach
  • Toy & Highchair Cleaner
Each one of their products are created using plant-derived ingredients, food-grade preservatives and purified water. They contain a special blend of all-natural ingredients they've developed. Not only are those products fabulous for quick clean-ups while baby is playing, but they're great for the environment. Even their packaging is 100% recyclable. With no harmful fumes and ingredients that only came from nature, both your baby's health and mother nature will thank you.

If you're wondering isn't it super pricey to be green? I just want to say that it doesn't have to be. Baby Harmony's prices are comparable to any cleaner on the market and a little bit goes such a long way. Baby Harmony has the well-being of your little ones in mind with their products and they make it an affordable option to keep your home safe from harmful toxins. With ingredients so gentle yet effective, you'll notice the difference right away. Case in point: we have wood floors. The Baby Harmony floor cleaner is gentle enough to safely clean our wood floors. I don't miss that horrible chemical "orange" stench of wood cleaner. I, as an adult, can't breathe for an hour after we use it, so it surely isn't a pleasant thing for our pets and baby to have to experience.

LEARN MORE: Read more about Baby Harmony and their pure and free cleaners, visit them at baby-harmony.com or on their blog!

TO BUY: Visit Baby Harmony's online store to purchase any of their products -- including 4 ounce sample sizes and essential oils.

SPECIALS: Like Baby Harmony on Facebook and receive $5 off of your order. Also, you can currently receive free shipping for orders over $20! All $20 purchases are also eligible for some clean, green surprises with your order!

TO WIN: The incredible folks at Baby Harmony have offered one of my readers the chance to win the entire set of Baby Harmony cleaners, valued at $83.00!

This giveaway is open until April 13th at 11:59 PM EST and open to US residents. Good luck and happy green cleaning!


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