Embracing My Inner Eco – Warrior
I am not as green as I should be. There you go, I said it. I have always been aware of the eco-friendly products that brands like Kit and Kin have had to offer, but I’ve always thought they were a bit faddy and over priced. Most of the time, not much worth the hype or the cost. But, since being Mummy, I have had a little bit of a guilt trip building up in my mind. Mostly because of the umpteen nappies I throw away each week, complete with nappy sacks, as well as the ridiculous amount of carrier bags that turn up when I order my food shop online. Seriously, one time we ended up with a carrier bag that contained one carrot and a cucumber. Shameful!
I came across Kit and Kin on Facebook initially. Their cute imagery and catchy brand name caught my eye, and then I looked through their product range before instantly sending them a little message enthusing how much I love what they have on offer and what they are about. And, what are they about? I will tell you.
Introducing Kit and Kin
The new brand are family orientated that are dedicated to creating safe, affordable and eco friendly products. Co founded by Emma Bunton alongside her friend Christopher Money. They’re dedicated to helping us parents improve our carbon footprint, without having to compromise on quality or performance.
Take nappies for example. Over 8 million nappies are disposed of EVERY DAY in the UK alone. The majority of them can take up to 500 years to biodegrade. It confirmed my guilt trip when I read this fact, let alone the nappy sacks that we toss them away in. Kit and Kin’s nappies take just 3-6 years to biodegrade. How amazing is that?! And they don’t perform any less than generic brands either. After all, what’s the point in selling a nappy that leaks? You can grab a sample for just £1.80 here.
Attending the Kit and Kin Blogger Launch
I was lucky enough to attend an event with Kit and Kin and meet Emma herself (you can see my video of our chat together about the brand here.) I received a few products from the range to try out and have loved them all so far! The nappies have great absorbency and seem nice and comfortable for baby to wear, with super cute designs for each size. George is currently in a size 3 which is the Panda design, so it has been so lovely to see a panda’s face staring up at me as he crawls about the floor!
The body oil has been great for keeping both our boy’s skin smooth and supple without being greasy. Which is great because it absorbs so well that it doesn’t transfer onto clothes or bedding. And the bubble bath and wash foam up so nicely. We are a big fan of bubbles in our house so the more the merrier! They all have this lovely newborn baby type smell, not overpowering… almost barely there. I always feel reassured when a baby bath product isn’t highly fragranced, their skin is so sensitive and delicate.
Talking of delicate skin, the Magic Balm has got to be my favourite out of the bunch. I have used this balm myself, as a help with my hands against their tendency to get dry as they are prone to eczema, especially now the winter months are coming. All the ingredients used in the products are 100% natural and this stuff have just been so good at soothing George’s nappy rash this week (a wonderful side effect of teething!).
Being Green doesn’t have to be expensive.
The range is all reasonably priced, Kit and Kin nappies and nappy sacks are marginally more expensive than generic brands at £9.99 for a pack of 34, I believe. You can receive 25% off of your first order, and subsequently on every order there after if you bulk buy. They are helping our planet, are free of nasty chemicals and cute to look at so I would be happy to pay a couple of pounds extra! And the skincare range averages on around £7.99 per product which is on a par with what I usually pay for other brands on the high street so I think that is so reasonable. We are leaving this planet to our little ones eventually, it would be nice to think I have helped preserve it for them, even in some small measure!