Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Northern Essence All Natural Diaper Rash Salve Review and Giveaway

For this review, I was sent the original formula in the push up tube.
My daughter has extremely; let me stress that again, EXTREMELY sensitive skin.  It does not take much at all to break her out in a rash.  So I am constantly looking for cloth diaper safe creams, ointments, salves, etc that do not make her skin worse and will clear up any rash big or small quickly.  I am happy to say, that I have found some amazing products from Northern Essence.

The Northern Essence All Natural Diaper Rash Salve is just one of their amazing products.  I had the pleasure of reviewing their original salve in the push up tube.  I was a little apprehensive when I learned that I was using the original formula as opposed to the sensitive formula, but I must confess, as well as the original formula did for my daughter’s sensitive skin, I cannot imagine how much more sensitive the sensitive formula can be!

Cost:  ★★★★★  Depending on what size and what formula your are looking for, the price of these products ranges from $4.50 for a 1 oz tube to $7.95 for their 2 oz tubs and twist ups.  For as long as these products last, this is a fabulous price!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★★  This stick is simple to use.  It is a push up tube so you simply push up from the bottom of the tube for more of the stick and you simply rub the stick across baby’s bum to apply.  You do not have to get your hands all messy putting the salve on, nor do you have to touch sensitive skin with potentially dirty hands.

Smell:  ★★★★☆  Like many products containing tee tree oil, you can definitely smell the tee tree oils when you open the stick.  It is a nice clean smell, but if you are very sensitive to smells, I recommend the sensitive formula with the citrus.  I did review the Sensitive Skin Wipes Concentrate which contained citrus instead of tee tree oil.  You may find the sensitive versions of these products are less “smelly.”  I like the smell of tee tree oil, but for those with sensitive noses, you may prefer the citrus!

Effectiveness:  ★★★★★  During our use of this product, my daughter had a horrible illness complete with diarrhea as well as a few instances of ammonia burn with her night time diapers.  In all cases, as soon as I saw any hint of redness (or more than a hint in some cases) I simply put some of this salve on and by next diaper change there was no redness to be seen!

The salve is made of all natural ingredients including beeswax, calendula infused with olive oil, avocado oil, meadowfoam seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, tea tree and lavender essential oils.  The sensitive formula does not have the tee tree and lavender essential oils, but rather citrus oils as the tee tree can be more irritating that the citrus.  So this salve is all natural (YAY), cloth diaper safe (YAY), and is extremely beneficial for my little one’s bum (YAY!).

Don’t have rash problems?  Since this salve is full of essential oils, it can protect baby’s bum from potential breakdown and rash.  So even if you don’t have rash problems, if you apply this with every diaper change or even just once a day, you can help prevent any problems in the future while knowing that you are applying something that is all natural and chemical free!

Overall:  ★★★★★  Overall, I really loved this product.  As I stated before, at the first sign of redness, I applied this to my daughter’s bum and by the next diaper change, the redness was gone.  This is also perfect to apply at night time when your child may be in a diaper longer and exposed to wetness longer.  I love that the push up stick is simple to use, no mess and no fuss!  And best of all, this product is all natural and cloth diaper safe!

Total Stars:  24/25

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1 comment:

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