Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Babo Botanicals

babo-botanicals.gifToday, Kate shares the natural skinny on Babo Botanicals. Read on for Kate's review, as well as to learn how to be one of three winners to win Babo Botanicals product:

One of the unexpected legacies of my pregnancy (now five years ago) is that I'm very conscious of the myriad ingredients in the myriad products I use in my home and for my body (and for my daughter's body). I have tried to educate myself about what's good, bad, and worse in household cleaners and beauty products, and I've become vigilant about reading labels and searching out items that are as close to natural as possible.
It can be quite challenging to find things that do the job I need them to do -- moisturize skin, block out UV rays, clean the counters -- without making use of a witch's brew of chemicals ending in -xene and -phate and -paraben. My particular pet peeve? Items that claim a natural or organic label but are actually chock-full of unhealthful chemicals.

For these reasons, I was particularly pleased to learn about Babo Botanicals, a line of hair and skin treatments for babies and kids -- and good for grownups too, I happily discovered -- that lives up to its promise of being free of synthetics. Founded by a mother entrepreneur with a background in the beauty industry, Babo offers shampoos, soaps (my daughter and I both fell for the bunny shaped hand soaps), detanglers, and other products (their gift sets would make for an excellent, eco-minded baby shower gift). All worked well for us, and we particularly liked the Berry Primrose scent. For anyone looking for natural beauty products that are faithful to the name, check out Babo Botanicals.

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners Laura, Jennifer, and Amy!
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Now, want to be one of three winners to win Babo Botanicals product? Here's how:

  • Visit the Babo Botanicals product page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with 'Babo' in the subject), and name a Babo Botanicals product you'd love to try with your little one.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Thursday, May 20, 2010.

    *Three lucky winners (drawn using Random.org) each will receive a bottle of Babo Botanicals UV Sport Conditioning Spray (value $16).


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