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It’s been a bit quiet over here in the whole Type A Mamas Reviews department. I decided I needed a break from writing reviews because I was getting burned out and feeling bored and uninspired. The whole purpose of this blog is to inspire and be inspired so a little break was necessary. Well, I’m back at it and feeling ready to resume writing reviews. However, I plan to approach things a little differently this go around. So stay tuned for more reviews to see the evolution!
A few months ago I wrote my first Essentials Bundle Review and it was very popular! Many of you were curious about the products and the company itself and I’m glad I could help shed some light.
Why is the Honest Company awesome?
They are more than just a company that makes natural household and personal products.
What is the Essentials Bundle?
I am thrilled to share with you my second review! Before getting to the review, here’s a nifty coupon of 40% off your first bundle.
Onto the review!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Cleans stubborn stains, dirt, food, and life’s unexpected messes — all with a neutral pH (non-irritating to skin and does not discolor clothing)
- Exceptional stain removal while guarding colors
- Rinses thoroughly, leaving textiles softer, brighter, and truly clean
- Suitable for ALL your family’s laundry — all natural and synthetic washables, including cloth diapers, hand-washing wools, silks, and other fine washables
- Perfect for babies and sensitive skin — without chemicals residues left behind
- Safe • Hypoallergenic • Biodegradable • pH Balanced
SLS, synthetic perfume, glycol, enzymes, dyes, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, caustics, or optical brighteners
Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Sodium Coco Sulfate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Phenoxyethanol (pH-Sensitive Preservative), Methylisothiazolinone (Preservative), Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail Plant) Extract
I cannot use laundry detergent with perfumes and dyes in them otherwise I will break out in a full body skin rash which will get worse if I sweat at all. Plus, perfumed laundry detergent is so strong and gross to me I probably would go perfume free even if I didn’t have a reaction to it.
I am a hairstylist, I have 2 dogs and a cat, and I have a 20 month old. Stains on my clothes show up frequently. I was happy with the washing power and stain removal of this detergent. My only complaint is it only comes in one size of 70 fl oz which I went through way too quickly.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Plant-based ingredients
- Contains no bleach or bleaching agents
- Septic tank and gray-water system safe
- No harsh chemicals (ever!) or residues
- Natural • Safe • Effective • pH Neutral
ammonia, SLS/SLES, synthetic perfume, glycol, dyes, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, bleach, DEA, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, or caustics
Purified Water, Sodium Citrate (Corn-Based Complexing Agent), Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside (Plant-Based Cleanser), Citric Acid (Citrus-Based Softening Agent), Xanthan Gum (Corn-Based Thickener), Enzymes, (Biodegradable Amino Acids Catalyst), Potassium Sorbate (Food-Grade Preservative)
I’m pretty picky about dishwasher gels and dish soaps. I am very sensitive and can taste when I am using a product with harsh chemicals in it. However, I want my soaps and gels to work well.
Unfortunately, I was not impressed with this product. While it is plant based with no harsh chemicals it’s cleaning power was underwhelming. I frequently had dishes come out of the dishwasher still dirty. Womp womp 🙁
However, I found a dishwasher gel that I love that’s free of harsh chemicals AND cleans like a boss…
Fruit + Veggie Wash
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Naturally cut through chemical residues and wax to leave fruits and vegetables truly clean!
- Plant-based formula safely and effectively removes unwanted:
- pesticide and chemical residues
- waxes, dirt, handling oils, and surface contaminants (found on both conventional and organically grown produce)
- No taste or odor left behind
- Significantly more effective than cleaning with water alone
- Inhibits browning and helps food last up to 200% longer
- Plant-Based • Safe • Effective
ammonia, SLS/SLES, synthetic fragrances, dyes, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, bleach, alcohol, petroleum-based cleansers, or caustics
Purified Water, Citric Acid (Sugar-Based), Sodium Citrate (Citrus-Based), Sea Salt, Vegetable Glycerin (Vegetable Oil-Based), Decyl Glucoside (Corn-Based), Calcium Ascorbate (Natural Antioxidant)
I only recently started using fruit and veggie washes. I like this product and use it often. I can tell a difference especially with apples, peppers, plums, carrots, celery and cucumbers. I do smell a slight odor when sprayed, but that odor does not linger on the washed fruit or veggie.
Face & Body Lotion
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Available in 4 scents
- Chamomile, calendula, and aloe help calm and soothe
- Organic olive, shea, and jojoba oils help nourish and moisturize
- Made without harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances
- Hypoallergenic • Fragrance-free • Non-Greasy • Vegan • pH Balanced
silicones, parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, gluten, or most common allergens
Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, , Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Nitrate, Gamma-Nonalactone, Maltol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol
I like this face and body lotion and it works well, but I’m not in love. It has a thin, silky texture to it and feels a bit slimy when applied and I think that’s why I’m not in love. I realized that I prefer thicker lotions that are absorbed quickly and deeply hydrate. This lotion doesn’t feel like it’s a deep hydrating lotion but more of just a lotion that hydrates a little and smells pretty.
This lotion goes a long way though! I’ve had this lotion for over 4 months now and use it everyday on my whole body & face and I’m no where near halfway finished with it. So it’s a very economical product!
The 5th item I got in this bundle was the 3-in-1 facial wipes that I received and reviewed in my first Essentials Bundle Review.
There you have it!
Overall, I’ve been happy with The Honest Company and their products. I am planning to start making some household products from scratch though in an effort to save money. Fear not! I plan to blog about my homemade household products endeavors. Stay tuned!