Druide is an an ECOcert certified Canadian company that creates personal care products that are natural, organic, biodegradable, scented without synthetic perfums and preservatives and all their products are paraben,sodium laurel sulfate and nut free. In short Druide encompasses all of the things I look for in personal care products. Druide has a very honest website, including a listing of the ingredients used and their benefits; a surprising rarity on personal care product websites.
I had the opportunity to test out the Baby Starter Kit, which includes four great products in a clear carrying case; a great present for the eco-momma's in your life. We also had the chance to test out a few products from the Pur and Pure line, which contain no fragrance and are designed for hypersensitive people with sensitive skin.
My absolute favourite product was the Baby Protecting Balm, which is designed to rebuild and protect sensitive skin. The balm is very soft and slick making it easy to apply to the boys diaper area whenever signs of redness appear. The boy put up no protest when applying the baby protecting balm and I found that redness was drastically reduced, if not gone within a single diaper change.
The Baby Shampoo utilizes hibiscus flower extract and natural fruit extracts to create a delicious smelling cleanser that eliminates unwanted bacteria and yeasts. The shampoo suds' easily and left the boys hair smelling yummy and feeling squeaky clean. Like all other shampoos we have tried, the boys scalp was still dry and a little flaky after use, but in truth this is an issue of the boys', not the product.
The Calming Baby Soap utilizes mango butter, chamomile, vitamin E and aloe making it an anti-inflammatory and purifying blend. Like the other products in the Baby Starter Kit, the calming baby soap smells delicious, it suds' beautifully and left my skin feeling soft and clean, but not slimy with mouisturizers like some soaps do. The unique shape of the soap includes a divet on the top, so that you can mash the dregs of your previous bar right into it, a trait that I personally think is fabulous.
Unfortunately, the boy was hypersensitive to the calming baby soap, but the Pur and Pure Soap which contains no fragrance at all, didn't cause the boy any irritation. The Pur and Pure Shower Gel based on olive and rice proteins, was also provided for us to try as a soap alternative. It's mild, scent-free cleansing abilities didn't irritate the boy's skin and was a great alternative for his hypersensitive skin.
The Baby Soothing Lotion is intended to repair young skin and soothe irritations including itchiness, rashes and sunburn. It felt smooth and silky on my skin and was not greasy at all. It was quickly absorbed, but left my skin smelling great. Sadly, the boy also displayed hypersensitivity to the Baby Soothing Lotion.
Pur and Pure Face and Body Lotion was provided as an alternative to the baby soothing lotion for us to try. It uses rice proteins and is specifically designed to be free of irritating agents. I was happy to discover that for the boy, this lotion lived up to its claims and caused no irritation following use on multiple consecutive days.
Overall, I was impressed with Druide products and would feel confident buying a Baby Starter Kit for any of my eco-momma friends, provided there was no history of skin conditions, eczema and hypersensitivity (which we have in my family), in that case, I would definitley steer towards Druide' Pur and Pure line. Find out more about Druide on their Website, Facebook and Twitter.