My children have spent the last few weeks smelling of fresh, zesty tangerines. This is all thanks to a very exciting package which arrived from Child’s Farm who have recently launched a range of toiletry products for children.
The first thing that strikes you about these products, other than the gorgeous smell, is the fun packaging. The bottles show real animals and ponies that live on Childs Farm, a small holding in rural Hampshire. My daughter’s favourite was definitely ‘Tame that mane!” a conditioner for unruly hair and the boys loved “Caked with mud” a hair and body wash for dirty rascals. The lives of all the animals featured on the bottles are also shown on the website which encourages children to use their imagination whilst having a chance to live virtual farm life – it’s fun, clever and interactive.
Now for the technical bit. The products have been specially formulated for young skin and hair (aimed at 4-10 year olds). They contain organic essential oils and no parabens, SLS’s, mineral oils or artificial colour. All sounds impressive and makes you feel good while you lather up the kids during bathtime.
From around £4.65, you can buy the products on-line – but be warned – they are so sweet smelling it’s tempting to get through the bottles quickly. The children also love the packaging so much, I’ve caught the 2 year old pouring lashings of “Bubble bath for Buccanneers” into his bath. When you buy a bottle you’re also doing your charitable bit as Child’s Farm donates 10% of profits on the sales of its pony products to the Riding for the Disabled and Farm Crisis Network.
These products really do brighten up bathtime and I’m certainly re-ordering. Let’s just hope they produce some bumper bottles soon.