With my sensitive skin, I am always looking for new skin care products to try that use more natural ingredients. I also prefer to use more natural products on my toddler daughter and will do the same for my second child. Thus, when Reese and Luke recently offered me the chance to review some organic baby balm, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
I received a 3.5 ounce tub of the Reese and Luke original Shea Butter Organic Baby Balm and a 1.3 ounce tub of the Reese and Luke lavender Shea Butter Baby Balm. The original retails for $23.99 on Amazon and the lavender for $13.99 on Amazon.
Both baby balms from Luke and Reese contain the following natural ingredients:
- Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Organic Olive Oil)
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter)
- Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax)
- Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba)
- Hypericum perforatum Leaf (Organic St. John’s Wort Extract)
- Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Organic Calendula Extract)
- Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Organic Lavendin Oil)
- Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree Oil) (Original only)
Looking at the list of ingredients, I find only natural products that are generally safe for everyday use, even on sensitive skin.
In addition to the natural ingredients, Reese and Luke also promises the purest baby balm that nature can offer, free of harmful ingredients:
- No Synthetic Chemicals
- No Parabens
- No Petroleum By-Products
- No Artificial Fragrances
- No Artificial Colors
- No Sodium Sulfates
- No Formaldehydes
- No Animal Testing
In many cases, less is more. And Reese and Luke definitely offers a natural skin care product with fewer ingredients including no harmful ingredients. I therefore rate the baby balm extremely highly in terms of ingredients.
My daughter is an older toddler who rarely gets diaper rashes anymore. She is nearing potty training, so she usually tells me immediately after she poops. I have therefore been using the Reese and Luke baby balm on her and me for uses other than diaper rash treatment and prevention. However, over the past couple of weeks, my daughter did have a couple of nights of redness in her diaper area. After applying a thin layer of Reese and Luke baby balm to her skin at bedtime, her redness was completely cleared up by morning. I especially liked the lavender balm for overnight use. Instead of a stinky pee diaper in the morning, I was greeted by the pleasant scent of lavender. I would use a tiny amount of the lavender baby balm alone to combat overnight pee stink!
As an expectant mama, I am really loving the Reese and Luke baby balm on my belly and chest. As I grow bigger and bigger, my skin stretches out, and I find myself in need of extra moisture. My nipples are also quite sensitive at the moment as my breasts prepare to start lactating again. I have therefore been using the baby balm on my belly and chest in the evenings after my shower. The natural ingredients keep my skin supple and moisturized. And I feel confident using both products on myself during my pregnancy.
I have also been using the Reese and Luke baby balm on my lips as a moisturizer and on my daughter as a skin balm. The baby balm keeps my lips moisturized all night long, which is perfect because I have been dealing with incredibly dry lips this pregnancy. I also like to use the baby balm on my daughter’s chin and nose, which are chapped from a running nose that is causing her to drool. My daughter also gets itchy knees, and applying the baby balm to her knees at bedtime has seemed to help her problem.
The only minor negative of the baby balm from Reese and Luke for me is the price. Fortunately, a little bit of both balms goes a long way. I have been using both tubs on my daughter and myself for three weeks now, and I have dipped into only a little bit of both. A tiny dab from the top is enough to moisture a fairly large area of skin. So, although I consider the Reese and Luke baby balm on the more expensive side, a single tub will last quite a while because a little goes a long way.
Final Verdict: If you are searching for natural skin care products for you or your baby, I recommend the baby balm from Reese and Luke. I tried the original and lavender scents, both of which contain only natural ingredients. A little bit of the balm goes a long way to moisturizing skin. In addition to treating and preventing diaper rash and irritation, I have also been using the balm all over my daughter and myself. Although the price is a bit high for my tastes, a little bit does go a long way, so a single tub of Reese and Luke baby balm will last for quite a long time.
Reese and Luke Baby Balm © 2014 Heather Johnson
Reese and Luke Original Shea Butter Organic Baby Balm © 2014 Heather Johnson
Reese and Luke Lavender Shea Butter Organic Baby Balm © 2014 Heather Johnson