I love finding natural, organic skincare products, especially when it comes to the products I use on my baby. They haven’t always been that easy to find though and often only available in health care shops. But Oh-lief Natural & Organic Body Products have recently unpacked their boxes and are sitting pretty on the shelves of Dischem stores!
I suffered terribly with chronic eczema as a child and while I mostly outgrew it, I still get flare ups, particularly on my hands. In the last 18 months, I have really struggled with my hands and I’m sure it’s a result of all the hand sanitizer and hand washing I’ve been doing since becoming a mom! So as much as a I love skincare products (and as a beauty blogger, I’m often testing different lotions and potions), in the last while I’ve really had be selective about what products I actually use.
As a result of how much I suffered with my skin, I have been exceptionally careful with the products I use on Oliver and have stuck to natural and organic from day one. And given that the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it’s definitely worth taking the time to read those labels before all sorts of unknown nasties are making their way into your blood stream!
I was recently given the opportunity to try a few products from Oh-lief’s Baby Range. This is a skincare brand that definitely speaks to me – 100% local, 100% natural and 100% good. Founded in 2010 by two sisters, Christine Buchanan and Louiza Rademan, Oh-lief was born out of their love for nature and the desire to use products that would not harm your skin or the environment. Oh-lief’s name references olive oil, which is the main ingredient found in all their products, as well as their love for all things natural.
None of their products contain any harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, petroleum, parabens, artificial colours or nut oils. A base of organic olive oil and beeswax is used, which is combined with natural properties of a number of other organic ingredients to form a complete range of products that is ideal for all skin types. Oh-lief now have a complete range of Certified Natural & Organic baby, body and sun care products all made from 100% natural and organic, raw ingredients, sourced locally. AND all the products are all packaged in 100% eco-friendly packaging made of recyclable aluminium!
Oh-lief = Certified Natural & Organic Products, Handmade with Love
Oh-lief Natural Aqueous Cream: Given the bad rep Aqueous cream has received in recent years (and it is literally all I used when I was a child), I’ve steered well clear of it. BUT, Oh-lief Natural Aqueous Cream is the first organic aqueous cream in South Africa and it contains no petrochemicals, paraffin or mineral oils. Made only from certified organic ingredients, this natural aqueous cream contains coconut oil (miraculous when it comes to healing and hydrating the skin), olive oil (keeps skin skin soft, moisturised and healthy), beeswax (to keep skin safe from environmental factors) and Bentonite clay (a gentle remedy that heals skin complaints and irritations) Unlike the traditional aqueous cream that I used as a child, Oh-lief’s natural cream contains no pore-blocking mineral oils or petroleum jelly. It is perfect for soothing dry, cracked skin, is great to use as a gentle wash as well as moisturizers for the whole family. It also doubles up as makeup remover!
For the last couple of weeks, this little pot has found a home in my handbag and has been my go-to hand cream. My itchy, dry, cracked hands have been burning when I put cream on them but this one has been so incredibly soothing and hydrating, that I’ve been applying it a few times a day. It has a lovely subtle scent, with the softest hint of coconuts. My hands are still dry in the creases but the rawness has gone and they are looking and feeling a whole lot better.
Oh-lief Natural Bum Balm: When I first opened this Bum Balm, I was surprised to see it looked like solid wax and was intrigued as to how well it would absorb into the skin. But, this delicious little pot of gold is as soft as butter and just melts into the skin as you smooth it on. I can really see just how soft and smooth Oliver’s skin is between nappy changes. This all natural Bum Balm is specially formulated to reduce nappy rash and teething redness. It is made from beeswax which forms a natural barrier and olive oil and lavender which are natural soothers. It has a lovely, soft lavender scent which I love. The little pot is also a great distraction for Oliver while he works out how to twist the lid off – until he actually worked it out and then used it as hair gel…
To celebrate Oh-lief arriving on the shelves of Dis-chem stores, five lucky readers can win a Unique-Y code to use on their next Oh-lief purchase. These codes can be used at Dis-chem stores on any Oh-lief products and receive a 15% discount. Simply follow the steps below to stand a chance to win!
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** Competition closes on Monday, 27 May 2019 – winner will be announced on my Instagram stories. Competition is only open to South African residents. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook **
This post is written in collaboration with Oh-lief.