The Four Cow Farm range of baby skincare products is natural, organic, and made with love.
The business was started by a midwife, mum and grandmother who wanted to make creams and balms that were as good and natural as possible for her two little grandchildren (one of whom was born with eczema).
I met Delphinia, who helps run this family business, at a Green Living workshop that she co-organised last year.
I was glad to receive some samples from her to try out recently, and here’s what I found.
1) Baby Wash – Made from 100% Olive Oil Pure Liquid Castile Soap
I’ve tried castile soap on my kids and myself before, and I found that it felt quite harsh, and left a squeaky clean feeling on the skin while washing. When I tried this, it didn’t have the same harsh squeaky feel, but it did still serve its cleaning purpose, and left the kids’ hair and skin feeling soft and clean after.
PS. While I did miss some form of fragrance associated with baby baths and washes, I’m also aware that most fragrances usually contain various chemicals, so it’s a trade-off I would willingly accept.
2) Baby Lotion – Made from a blend of sweet almond and apricot kernel oils, natural preservatives, and olive-derived emulsifier
I actually tried this on myself because I don’t feel the need to moisturise the kids’ skin all that much, as they don’t have dry skin problems. I really like the texture and the light almond smell.
3) Tea Tree Remedy – Made from a blend of macadamia & castor oils, infused with organic tea tree oil (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal). Great for bites, scrapes, rashes, cuts and bruises.
I love love love this product. We used it a lot for JJ as he’s prone to loose stools after consuming certain foods with dairy, which then leads to bad, red nappy rash. After one or two generous applications of this tea tree balm on his bum, I found that it effectively reduced the redness.
4) Calendula Remedy – Made from 80% organic calendula-infused olive oil. Good for soothing eczema and dry skin. Ideal as a nipple balm too.
I tried this out on myself the day I had an outbreak of hives. The cream helped to soothe and control the itch, and my hives went away after about two days. I also used this whenever the kids complained of any itches or bites, and it seemed to make them happy.
Common skin ailments in children can be a rather stressful affair for parents. Here’s an encouraging word from Delphinia for parents with kids with eczema problems:
I think the most important thing for parents dealing with eczema to remember is that it’s not their fault! It’s very easy to feel guilty, especially when there’s very little understanding of what atopic eczema really is amongst others, and you are often made to feel like a bad parent if you are not seen to be “fixing” it quickly. It’s so important to remember that there is no quick fix! So be patient and understanding, not just with your little one, but also with yourself!
5) Nappy Cream – Gentlest daily-use protective cream made with sunflower seed oil & castor oil
I used this after JJ’s bath, just to protect his most sensitive areas. No complaints, just that the texture of this cream is thick and luscious, so it doesn’t squeeze out from the tall-ish bottle that easily. One solution is to just set the bottle upside down so the cream is always near the opening.
6) Baby Oil – A rich & nourishing blend of top quality oils such as macadamia, and sweet almond
As I don’t really use baby oil regularly, I asked Delphinia if she had any ideas for alternative uses of the oil. And she shared with me a DIY recipe for making baby cleansing spray. This cleansing spray is easy to make, and can actually replace baby wipes.
You might be asking why replace baby wipes when they are so easy to use? Well, I guess this option is more suited for those who prefer the natural skincare route as some baby wipes may irritate babies’ skin due to its alcohol content.
I got little spray bottles for this, and made my own cleansing spray that was handy around the house, as well as outdoors when I needed to clean little hands or bums. Tip: Cotton wool or thicker tissue work better with this spray as they don’t crumble and tear so easily.
~~~ Giveaway ~~~
Thanks to Four Cow Farm, we are giving away 3 Baby Kits (Large) to 3 blog readers! That’s a full set of their products: Baby Wash, Baby Oil, Baby Lotion, Nappy Cream, Tea Tree Remedy, and Calendula Remedy.
On top of this giveaway, there is also a special 10% discount off all products valid till the end of June. Just enter this promotional code: MAMAPAPAFARM06
Good luck! Contest ends 4 Jun, 12 noon. Winners will be drawn randomly, and announced on Facebook as well as on this post.
And remember to check out the Four Cow Farm blog for useful information on organic food, eczema and allergies. 🙂
~~~~~~ Update ~~~~~~
And the winners are…
What? 5 winners? Yes, Delphinia has generously decided to extend the baby kits to the 5 comments that showed the most need for her products. So congrats to the winners! We truly hope yur kids benefit from using Four Cow Farm natural skincare products.
Thanks everyone for your game participation! PS. Remember the promotional discount for readers is valid till the end of the month, so happy shopping friends!