Honest Good Stuff

Jessica Alba saw a need and fulfilled her goal of creating a company that provides chemical and toxic-free home and baby products at an affordable rate. Maybe you’ve heard of The Honest Company? The products are mailed to your home each month after subscribing, and you’re billed automatically each time.

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I’ve spied Jessica on Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, and she’s visited many other tv shows promoting The Honest Company.  The products sound wonderful and look pretty – but even after reading other blogs’ reviews (themommareport, Blogher, Babycenter,  of their freebie trial packs, I had to check it out on my own.

My trial kit for the home products (balm, lotion, detergent, hand soap, shampoo), and the diaper pack (diapers & wipes) arrived just last night!  The mini-products came with a brochure from Alba and her business partner Chris Gavigan (Jessica Capshaw‘s husband) – *apologizing here for my blurry camera phone*

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The husband is worried that these earthy diapers won’t absorb well and we’ll be left to clean up twice the mess as we already do.  Here’s hoping they work out great- I have 7 days to test everything out and decide if I want to stay subscribed to both shipments, before they’re automatically sent out.  My favorite part of all the label reading are the wipes.

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Bonus points: Not tested on animals (they are working on being included in PETA’s safe list), Made in America, all-natural ingredients, durable cloth-like texture, and they’re flushable!  Win and win for everybody.

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Kind Lifer

If you’re anywhere near my age, Clueless was a hot film, and Alicia Silverstone became a household name.  She grew out of her Batgirl acting phase, got married, and had a baby boy (Bear Blu) last year, and returned to acting.

Somewhere along the way she went from a raw foods diet to a pure vegan one.  She chronicled her lessons in macrobiotic recipes mixed in with traditional English fare for breakfasts, get togethers, snacks, and healthy cure-alls for various ailments (daikon tea is a super natural diuretic, no need for a juice cleanse) and put them into her book “The Kind Life Diet” – check out her website here which is hugely forum directed and anyone’s able to comment and ask questions-