Saturday, 29 March 2014
Good Bubble Children's Bathtime Products Review
I do always like to support the 'little guy', especially if they're local, so an opportunity to review a start up family-run business based only a few miles from me was something I was unlikely to turn down.
Good Bubble is a brand new company making natural and fun bath products aimed at younger children aged 3+. The entire range is at least 98% natural, full of fruits and free from nasties like Sulfates, Parabens, PEG and artificial colourings. They are vegan and the ingredients derived from palm oil come from sustainable sources.
I love the ethics and the sound of it, so I was excited to try it out on my young boys.
Good Bubble have 2 product ranges - Dragon Fruit and Cloudberry. I was sent 3 products from the Dragon Fruit range - Super Bubbly Bubble Bath, Clean As A Bean Shampoo and Smoothy Softly Conditioner.
First thing was the packaging. I didn't really see anything too special, but actually in use it's great and wasn't slippy at all. The lids were easy to open and shut one-handed , incredibly handy - especially in a shampoo and conditioner.
The smell is lovely. Really fruity and fresh, quite sweet, but not too strong. My boys like the smell - they even commented on it. The bubble bath seemed runnier than other bubble baths, but makes easily the same amount of bubbles for the same quantity of bubble bath. The shampoo and conditioner I needed only a 20p sized blob for each boy to get a good covering of their entire scalp.
When it came to the shampoo and conditioner, something very odd happened. My youngest's rather long and curly hair went a bit wild! It was incredibly 'flyaway' after the first 2 washes, but actually after that it settled down and was fine. It didn't happen to my 5 year old at all. I spoke to the company at the time and was assured this is because it's so different from regular shampoo and just needed to settle. Settle it has, and both of the boys have lovely smelling, soft hair and scalp that looks and feels really healthy.
I'm really pleased with the Good Bubble products. It's nice to know that what I'm using has such good ethics and is kind to our planet and our children. It's great to think that the boys aren't building up harsh chemicals on their scalps and they smell lovely!
Good Bubble bathtime products are on sale to the general public now, with an RRP of £3.69 per bottle online and in stores. That's not cheap, but the quality is top notch, the ingredients ethically sourced, the products are manufactured in the UK and actually you only need a very small amount of the shampoo and conditioner to be effective. They're passionate about what they do, and I for one wish them well and will be watching out for them in store.