Saturday 12 January 2013

World of Creatures – Toddler’s Body Mousse and Baby’s Body Foam Wash

In the run up to Christmas last year I entered a couple of competitions on Facebook and for once I was lucky enough to win a few things ! This is unusual for me so I was really chuffed when I won a year’s subscription to the Green Parent magazine, an online 6 week Art E-course and some lovely goodies from World of Creatures.

I first came across World of Creatures through the BabyCalm FB page. I had a nosey at their website and knew they’d be on my list of products to try out on the girls. The fact that I then won one of their products was even better. The initial competition was to win a Baby Balm Butter but after messaging with World of Creatures through Facebook about how chuffed I was on winning etc, they obviously took note that Jess was a toddler because what dropped through my letterbox was a 220ml pot of Toddler’s Body Mousse and a 50ml Mini Baby’s Body Foam Wash. The first thing I  thought was, “these guys go the extra mile”. They’d made sure that the products I received were relevant to Jess. They could have sent me the Baby Balm Butter and I’d still have been a happy bunny, but instead they sent me something appropriate to my child. I like that in a company.

Sophia was at school when the parcel arrived and Jess and I opened the pot of Toddler Mousse and had a try. We both spent the next few minutes “Oooo-ing” & “Aah-ing” over the lovely smells escaping from the pot. The word that comes to mind here is “Lush”. The mousse is creamy and sinks into the skin really easily and doesn’t leave a greasy film. The skin is left feeling silky and smooth.

Bath time that evening involved both products and the girls loved using the Baby’s Body Foam Wash to get themselves clean. In fact I had to really monitor how much they used as they’d happily have finished the whole bottle in one sitting if I’d let them. The foam wash is in a great little pump bottle and when put onto wet skin glides across the body and doesn’t in any way dry out the skin. We used the toddler mousse afterwards and the girls both smelt delicious. They both gave the products a big thumbs up, particularly Sophia who is old enough to really appreciate these things now. They particularly loved the animals on the packaging, which gives the products a lovely fun edge.

And I love them too, so much so that I would, and probably will be buying myself a pot of the Toddler Body Mousse all of my own when this one is finished. This stuff isn’t just for the kiddies you know :0)

Creatures baby & toddler toiletries are all free from parabens, sulphates, petro-chemicals, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances, and are not tested on animals making them great for young, sensitive, delicate skin. The main ingredients used in the baby & toddler range are Organic Rooibos, Chamomile, Lavender, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera.

World of Creatures was set up by Marike Fichardt who grew up in South Africa. This is where her knowledge of the beneficial healing properties of Rooibos came from and is also where she found her inspiration for the gorgeous giraffe, elephant and zebra animals who feature on the packaging, all of which is recyclable.  In addition to the lovely products they make, Creatures also support a children’s charity in South Africa called Cotlands. This is a non-profit agency founded in 1936 which has evolved into a shelter for abused, abandoned, HIV-positive, orphaned and terminally ill children from birth to fourteen years of age. As the Aids epidemic increases so does the rate of orphaned children the eldest of whom are often left to look after their younger siblings and have to leave school before gaining the skills needed to enter the market place. Cotlands works with these children and gives hope and Creatures support a Cotlands centre in Somerset West (near Cape Town).

I’m very impressed with the Creatures products I’ve tried so far and will definitely be buying some more once these ones are finished and as they are reasonably priced too this is another thumbs up from me.

If you’d like to find out more about World of Creatures and their lovely baby & toddler products you can visit their website and you will also find them on Facebook: World of Creatures and Twitter: @CreaturesBabies.

Update: I believe World of Creatures have sadly now ceased trading.


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