I’ve been using organic virgin coconut oil on my ten month old daughter, Lady Bug’s, tushy so I was intrigued by the balm. Truth be told when my son, Buggie, was in cloth I bought regular diaper rash cream and use fleece liners. It was annoying. Regular diaper rash cream is not cloth diaper friendly at all so I had to wash the liners separately from the diapers. It was just one more step that I had to take. To me it was so annoying. The coconut oil is cloth diaper friendly so I was already enjoying the newfound freedom I had of not having to use a fleece liner. I was, however, really curious to see what an actual cloth diaper friendly ointment was like.
When the package arrived it could not have been better timing. Lady Bug had been having bouts of red and irritated looking areas on her little bum for about a week. Secretly I was pleased with this because I really wanted to give this little balm a proper review. Before bedtime I took the Balm+ stick out and swabbed my finger against the ointment. Sure I could apply the stick directly to her potentially sore bum but I’ve kind of grown into a germaphobe since my family contracted a nasty stomach virus that was plaguing my mommy friends’ families back in December. Plus I wanted to be able to test it out on my lips and any scrapes that I might pick up. It smells good that’s for sure. It has a fresh and earthy smell that reminds me that the ointment I’m putting on her skin is safe. It’s all natural.
By the morning Lady Bug’s redness was gone. The Bottom Balm+ has produced the same result every time I’ve used it on her bum. I've been using it on her for two weeks. In fact, I scraped my arm against a bush or something in my yard earlier in the week. It was burning and itching. Unfortunately, I’m very prone to allergies so I think it must have been something that irritated my skin. Anyway, after using some hydrocortisone cream I remembered that the Bottom Balm+ isn’t just a diaper rash ointment! It can also be used on anything from a burn to a scrape and even on cradle crap (oh I mean cap). So I applied it to my arm and the burning stopped. The itching went away. By the morning my red and irritated skin was clear leaving only a scab behind.
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The same thing applies to Eco Sprout’s detergent. Free from any harsh additives and chemicals Eco Sprout was created by Jared, a work-from-home father, trying to create a 100% natural and biodegradable detergent. He wanted to ensure that the detergent would not only do an excellent job of washing the cloth diapers residing in his home but also could hold up against his family’s regular laundry. Thus an excellent detergent was born.
Thanks to Jared and the rest of the Eco Sprout family one FTM winner will win a stick of Bottom Balm+ AND a 24 oz. bag of detergent in their choice of scent! I’m partial to the Green Tea scent. It makes my laundry room smell so fresh! And I have to say that I will definitely continue to buy Bottom Balm+ as well as detergent. The price is very reasonable and if you read the blog frequently you’ll know that my dear husband is a meticulous accountant. Price and value are important to him which is why $12.99 for the Balm+ and detergent starting at $24.95 and up are an awesome deal. Why? You don’t have to use as much detergent because of the way it’s formulated. It lasts longer than your liquid store bought detergent. You can peruse Eco Sprout’s store here. (aff. link)
This awesome prize is part of my Fluffy Butt Love package for the Mother’s Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop. Check back on May 1st for your chance to enter and win the Fluffy Butt Love prize package (valued at $100) along with the grand prize package from Daily Mothering!