I often get asked what my favourite baby products are, or what I'm stocking up my nursery with. There are lots of favourites – those that I used with my son years ago, and those I've discovered and trialled through this blog.
I can't pick one – this would be like selecting my favourite Nike sneakers, or MAC red lipstick. However, one of my best is GLÜKi Organics, which I wrote about last year here, when they first arrived in SA.
As the name suggests, these products are organic, and aren't tested on animals, and I like the idea of giving a baby the purest "start" where possible, with natural products where possible.
There's a baby and mom range, and while it's never fair to judge a product on packaging (though it's so hard not to), it's one of the pleasures of these products.
GLÜKi products are fully certified by ECOCERT France Greenlife, which apparently is the most widely recognised international certification and regulatory body for Organic Cosmetics. ECOCERT prohibits the use of petrochemicals such as petroleum, parrafinum and mineral oil, parabens made from petrochemicals, sulphates (including sodium laurel sulphate) and synthetic fragrances which are often included in baby and personal care products.
GLÜKi Organics is an accredited partner of PhytoTrade Africa and endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty.
The product range is made up of the following products: – Organic Baby Bum Cream, Organic Baby Shampoo, Organic Baby Moisturizing Lotion, Organic Baby Oil Gel, Organic Baby Body Wash, Organic Baby Powder, Organic Baby Bedtime Bubble Bath, Organic Mother Nipple Cream, Organic Mother Hand & Moisturising Lotion, Organic Hygienic Handwash, Organic Tissue Oil, and Lip Balm.
Products start from R80 each, and my favourites haven't shifted much from when I first tried them last year. I love the body wash, shampoo, oil gel and moisturising lotion for baby, and the handwash and hand and body moisturising lotion for me. I've stocked up on the nipple cream too.