04 Apr Oh-Lief! The organic approach to motherhood
There’s no denying just how many baby products there are available to new and expecting moms. Of course, we all want what is best for our babies, but do we really know what goes into the products that we are using on them? Probably not! Your baby’s skin is extremely sensitive and can often have a reaction to chemicals found in their bath and body products, and without knowing it, we could be causing dehydration or inflammation to their sensitive baby skin.
If your baby is experiencing this sort of reaction to their usual products, or you are looking for a more practical and natural approach to bath and body products, look no further than local favorite, Oh-Lief!
Oh-Lief is a local brand committed to formulating a range of 100% natural products that do not harm your skin or the environment. After being frustrated with the limited options for new and expecting moms who wanted to take a more greener approach to pregnancy skincare, Christine, and her sister, Louiza set out to develop a range of natural baby and body products based on old, family recipes.
The result is a local brand that has developed a range that is completely natural, cruelty-free and contains biodegradable ingredients. All of their products contain a base of olive oil and beeswax, which is what makes them so nourishing! They also pride their range on not containing any harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, petroleum, parabens, artificial colors or nut oils – in other words, their range is completely safe to use during pregnancy, nursing and on your newborn baby!
I have partnered with Oh-Lief to share more about their organic range, for those moms who are considering a greener approach to pregnancy and motherhood. It’s really important to me that The Mom’s Guide provides a perspective on all the options available to new and expecting moms, and with a local brand who is so committed to delivering a range that is equally good for your skin and the environment, it wasn’t a tough choice to include Oh-Lief!
As an introduction to their brand, I thought that I would try the Oh-lief Natural Products Baby Box, which features a selection of their best-selling baby products so that you can try everything and find what works for you and your family! I found the box to be such a cute and affordable gift option, especially for baby showers.
The product I was most excited to find in their gift box, is the travel-size tub of Oh-Lief’s Natural Aqueous Cream, which claims to be a first-of-its-kind in South Africa and is the original, locally manufactured organic aqueous cream. The cream has many uses and is ideal for the whole family, from removing makeup, to shaving, and even using it as a gentle top-to-toe wash on your baby, it’s easy to see why moms love this product!
Also, included in the gift box is their full-size version of the Natural Olive Bum Balm, which I have heard so much about! This balm is formulated to help reduce the chance of nappy rashes and works to soothe and protect your baby’s delicate skin. The Olive Oil Bum Balm is developed with organic Olive Oil, beeswax, and lavender oil. Another favorite featured in the gift box is the travel-sized Natural Olive Baby Shampoo & Wash, ideally sized to slip into your hospital bag, for when baby is born.
Oh-Lief also went on to include tiny sample-sizes (10g each), which are great additions to your hospital or nappy bag, and give you a good introduction to their range, and what you can expect from their products before purchasing a full-size item.
Included is the Natural Olive Baby Wax, which is great for restoring moisture and treating dry patches, cradle cap or insect bites. Conveniently, they have also included their natural Olive Insect Balm, which is safe to use on babies aged 6 months and older, and contains organic lemongrass and citronella oil to keep mosquitoes away from your baby! Of course, they could not forget mom, so also included a sample of their Natural Olive Tummy Wax to help moisturize your belly and soothe the itching skin. Alternatively, the product also works to relieve dry, cracked nipples, experienced when breastfeeding.
The Oh-Lief Natural Products Baby Box retails at R230 and can be bought at Oh-lief stockists or online at ohlief.com. Be sure to follow Oh-Lief on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about their products and tips on organic skin and body care.
I am the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (4-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, spend my free time listening to podcasts while I garden or journal, and really enjoy baking fresh treats for my family. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me exploring our local city, looking for new family-friendly places for our kids, but that’s only if I am not already shouting at the soccer on TV. I support Tottenham and enjoy pretending to know what I am doing in the Fantasy League, but really I am just in it for the laughs. I can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.