Earth Mama Angel Baby Sudsy Giveaway

You may know Earth Mama Angel Baby as a company dedicated to producing natural, organic, zero toxin products for mama and baby, such as their Milkmaid Tea, or Nipple Butter, but you may not be aware that they also offer a variety of soaps made with the same standards.  In the following interview, Melinda, creator of Earth Mama Angel Baby, offers TLB readers a mini lesson about the difference between soaps and detergents, and a chance to enter a soapy giveaway.

 

Melinda

TLB:  So far, you’ve presented The Leaky Boob community with your breastfeeding related and baby health/pampering products, which we happen to love.  For this giveaway, you are interested in focusing on your line of soaps.  What prompted you to start making soaps?

Melinda:  I have always made herb-infused soap for myself, and to me it remains the simplest, purest way to clean your body. It seemed like a logical step for Earth Mama to give people pure, safe options so they don’t have to use toxin-laced detergents on fragile baby skin, or on their pregnant bodies, or for anyone in the family!

TLB:  Okay, you are obviously very knowledgeable when it comes to the sudsy stuff!  How about if we have a mini lesson about soap and detergents? To start us off, what’s the difference between soap and detergent? Aren’t they basically the same thing?

Melinda:  What a great question! Nope, they aren’t the same! True soap is very simple stuff, and very simply made. Soap is the end product of blending pure fats or oils (acids) with an alkaline base (like potassium or sodium hydroxide) solution. Allow this acid/base solution to sit and stew while the acids and bases neutralize each other. The oils are saponified, the scary-sounding stuff no longer exists, and you are left with a balanced, naturally sudsy soap, with a natural pH high enough that it doesn’t require the addition of synthetic surfactants or preservatives.

TLB:  OK, so what is detergent?

Melinda:  Detergents were originally manufactured to be effective cleaners for clothes, dishes and countertops. They are synthetic blends of surfactants (surface acting agents) intended to reduce the surface tension of water to penetrate and strip away the grease from your pork chops and leave your dishes sparkling clean. They cut through the mud on the knees of your kid’s jeans and wash it away in the laundry. Because they are a liquid, that means they also require an emulsifier to keep the ingredients evenly blended, and preservatives to keep them from going bad. Detergents also often contain artificial fragrances to keep your clothes and countertops smelling “clean and fresh.” And in order for it to kill germs they need to add an antibacterial pesticide like Triclosan. As you can see, detergents can be a very toxic stew!

TLB:  Does soap have any of that stuff?

Melinda:  Nope, true soaps require none of these additives. True soap is naturally foamy so it doesn’t need an added surfactant. It is naturally preserved, so it needs no added emulsifiers or preservatives. It kills germs naturally, so it doesn’t need an antimicrobial pesticide. Especially if you get a castile soap made from organic oils, true soap is one of the safest, purest, most economical and versatile cleaners out there. You can use it for safe household cleaning and for your kids too!

TLB:  So how did detergents get into my soap?

Melinda:  Detergents started being used in some personal care products, like shampoos and body washes, because the blend of synthetic chemicals is a less costly way to achieve lathering and cleaning/stripping properties. But we don’t want any of those other dubious side “benefits” that come along for the ride in our baby’s tub! So we manufacture pure, organic, liquid castile soap. If you really add it up, a pure, organic castile soap gives you a lot of safe, worry-free cleaning in a little squirt.

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Earth Mama Angel Baby is giving away one Castile Soap Bundle to 3 lucky Leakies.  
Winners’ choice of flavor: Angel Baby, Calming Lavender, Happy Mama, Non-scents.
Retail Value: $43.88

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Currently Leakies can find safe, pure castile soap and other organic skincare items on the Earth Mama Angel Baby website

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from July 17, 2013 through July 23, 2013.  A big thanks to Earth Mama Angel Baby for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity. You can also find Earth Mama Angel Baby on Pinterest and Instagram.

This giveaway is restricted to U.S. residents only.

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  1. We pretty much love everything but the angel baby wash & the teas are my favs!

  2. I’d love to try the baby wash!

  3. Michelle I says:

    The baby soap for my little boy 🙂

  4. I would love to try Mama-To-Be Tea Sampler. That would be great for us.

  5. Jessica O says:

    I love the Angel Baby Bottom Balm! Works great for diaper rash!

  6. It’s always nice to be able to try some natural soaps since our middle little is so allergic to the regular stuff that’s out there.

  7. I’d love to try the angel baby shampoo and body wash!

  8. Jessica says:

    Love the nipple butter and bottom balm

  9. Jenn McClearn says:

    I am most interested in the unscented shampoo and body wash for my kids who have sensitive skin , it is so hard to find a truly sensitive body wash

  10. The Baby Essentials sound great!

  11. I am due in 7 weeks and would love this for baby!!!

  12. I was living overseas and getting someone to bring me the Happy Mama spray during my first trimester was so worth it! Helped me with morning sickness and moodiness!

  13. Hayley Jung says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    My little family would love to try these soaps.

  14. Heidi Daily says:

    I love all the Earth Mama Angel Baby products, but especially the natural nipple butter, and I can’t wait to try the shampoo & body wash

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Would live to try the lavender! We need to purify the soap uses around our house! This would be a great start!

  16. I loved the mama to be tea!

  17. Jenni L. says:

    I’d love to try their tea.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I’d love to try the Mama-to-be tea sampler!

  19. natural stretch oil

  20. Rachael says:

    We love their products! Our baby has SUCH sensitive skin and the bath wash, oil and lotion are the only things she can use!

  21. I drank the teas while I was pregnant and now we use the shampoos on our little one. Would love the lavender wash!

  22. I NEED to get my hands on their Milkmaid Tea I work full time and in the last 2 weeks I’ve seen a dip in what I normally could pump while away so I’m off to the store asap to get some of this tea!

  23. i’d love to try the baby wash!

  24. The “A little something for momma to be” would be a great gift for my friend who is due in December…I was already thinking of getting it for her shower! 🙂

  25. I’d love to try anything of theirs that doesn’t have lavendar in it!

  26. Vivian Sun says:

    Loved the nipple butter for the first first few weeks of nursing! No cracked or bleeding nipples nursing my 2nd baby.

  27. Jeri Thurber says:

    The Bottom Balm is the best for all kinds of skin irritations.

  28. Erin Landis says:

    I bet this smells wonderful!

  29. Jennifer Finnegan says:

    I LOVE EMAB! I have tried almost all of their products and always keep our house stocked! The heartburn tea was a life saver during my last pregnancy and tasted great! Their soaps leave my babies smelling great and the lotion even leaves my skin feeling so soft!

  30. I appreciated the New Mama Bottom Spray SOOO much!

  31. Sarah Hayes says:

    id like to try the angel baby lotion

  32. I have used their milkmaid tea many times, and it was a lifesaver with my first nursling!

  33. Brittany Jimenez says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the babywash!!!

  34. I love their body butter. It smells amazing.

  35. katherine d says:

    love their nipple butter

  36. I didnt know that they made these products…excited to try them whether I win or not.

  37. Christine says:

    The natural soap as my little guys have problems with additives

  38. Bethany says:

    We use the baby lotion and I love the orange vanilla scent. Makes me want to eat my little one up! 🙂

  39. Anne Perry says:

    I love the nursing tea…nipple balm… diaperbalm and baby wash.

  40. I would love to try the organic comfort monthly tea and the happy mama spray for my self, for my daughter I would love the calming shampoo set.

  41. I am most interested in the nipple butter- I am currently breastfeeding and my nipples are ALWAYS sore!

  42. Elizabeth Gee says:

    I have wanted to try their soaps and baby shampoo but I can’t find it anywhere local.

  43. I’ve heard AMAZING things about their nipple butter. AMAZING. I haven’t had any problems with cracking, but if I ever do I know where my first stop will be.

  44. I’d love to try the lavender body wash.

  45. Julia Miller says:

    The shampoo/body wash and the baby bottom balm.

  46. I would love to try the Calming Lavender Shampoo Bundle for my one year old!

  47. Stephanie says:

    I always refer people to them. Their products are the best!

  48. Michele R. says:

    I’m most interested in their products for nursing moms like the milkmaid tea. I’ve heard good things about it, and want to try it when my baby comes along in September.

  49. I love the happy mama scents

  50. Nicole M. says:

    We’re big fans of Earth Mama Angel Baby products but our favorite one is their Angel Baby Bottom Balm. It always works wonders on my daughters diaper rash.

  51. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love their entire tea collection! I have used their milk one to help my supply and it def helped!

  52. Jessica Hughes says:

    I’d like to try the baby wash. I used their nipple butter in the early weeks of breastfeeding my little lady, and it helped so much!

  53. Angela Savin says:

    I really love the Bottom Balm. It works wonders on other things besides the bottom. I use it for scrapes, bites, and it hies. 🙂

  54. I would love to try the baby wash or lotion. But the teas look great too!!

  55. I’d love to try the baby wash!

  56. Jessica says:

    Still searching for the perfect soap for my 3 month old!

  57. Marcella says:

    I get so frustrated when I’m shopping for baby wash and can’t find any natural, non-toxic options!

  58. Jacqueline says:

    I love everything they carry 🙂 my favorite is probably the nipple butter though, I use it on everything from my lips to my kiddo’s drool rash.

  59. I loved the Mama-To-Be tea sampler when I was pregnant! There were some mornings that tea sounded so good, and it was really nice to know there were several I could choose from that I knew were safe for pregnancy. The natural and lavender soap sets sound wonderful – I’d love to try them for my sons!

  60. I’ve used the nipple butter and it’s so much better and easier to use than lanolin!

  61. The Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash look wonderful, would love to try them.

  62. Leslie T says:

    love their diaper rash cream, mama bottom balm, and nipple butter

  63. Love the angel baby soap.

  64. Kristen Andrew says:

    I’ve used several of their products, I like the after birth ones best though.

  65. Melissa says:

    I love EMAB, their Happy Mama spray is an essential around here!

  66. I love the postpartum bath herbs. I order them early and have them on hand for my first bath with baby.

  67. I really want to try the lavender shampoo & body wash

  68. Lyndsey says:

    I would love to try the baby oil! Always looking for Non-J&J alternatives!

  69. Stevie Harshman says:

    We love the angel baby bottom balm!

  70. Kristen says:

    We love the baby bottom balm but I want to try the happy mama spray

  71. Emily W. says:

    I would love to try any of the lavender products. It is so soothing.

  72. Tabitha says:

    Love EMAB!! ESP their mama wash!

  73. Milkmaid Tea 🙂

  74. Jacquie says:

    I love so many of the EMAB products but I absolutely couldn’t live without their Angle Baby Bottom Balm.

  75. Patricia says:

    We love Earth Mama Angel Baby soaps!

  76. Halya Lenard says:

    I wanna try the body butter!

  77. I’d love to try the non-scented soaps for my daughter. She freaks out if I use anything but coconut oil as a lotion because of the smell.

  78. Heather says:

    I love their soaps. I love their teas. I love their everything!

  79. awesome! Love Earth Mama Angel Baby!

  80. Nicole G. says:

    I would love to try your products!!

  81. christy i says:

    My favorite product is their lotion! I also love the bottom balm and soap. Everything I have tried has been fantastic.

  82. Casey R says:

    i’ve heard great things about their mama spray from BWF 🙂 I’d love to try that

  83. The calming lavender baby wash is the only thing we use for our little ones, not only is the smell amazing but it really set a calm mood for bedtime. LOVE IT!

  84. I love their teas! Drank them through my pregnancy and now drink the milkmaid tea to help my supply- works very well!

  85. Kelly C says:

    I love the orange vanilla scent shampoo and baby wash. I’m excited to try the nipple butter for my baby on the way.

  86. Lindsey C says:

    I love love love the mama bottom balm!!

  87. Rebecca says:

    I just read how I can use my mama balm as an antibacterial ointment and the baby balm in bug bites (or maybe the other way round? I need to re-read!) but live your products!

  88. Nicole brown says:

    I would love to try it all

  89. I have tried the Angel Baby Bottom Balm, but I would love to try the baby soap

  90. Mandie O says:

    Would LOVE to try the lavender calming soap 🙂

  91. Rebecca says:

    Baby wash and tea are great. Mama-to-be tea is one of my favourites and has been for all three pregnancies.

  92. Kathleen says:

    I can’t just pick one! But I absolutely love the Angel Baby lotion! So dreamy!

  93. Britni Bradford says:

    We love love love Angel Baby Lotion!

  94. I’ve tried the lotion, but I would really like to try the shampoo & body wash!

  95. I love their baby wash! I use it for bath time, to make cloth wipes, and to lanolize my wool soakers.

  96. Tracie D says:

    I love their foam baby soap. It works great on my baby. Their bottom balm also works wonders!

  97. Talia B. says:

    The entire post partum line of products were life savers for me!

  98. sherry moore says:

    I would love to have their boob tubes for breast feeding

  99. I would love to try the lavender soap. I always enjoy washing a baby in lavender at night. So calming for everyone involved.

  100. The baby wash for my little boy, and the mama wash for me!

  101. Kayla C. says:

    Love the natural non-scents shampoo and the bottom balm!

  102. Heather Mihalovits says:

    My family has very sensitive skin and I was so excited when I found Earth Mama Angel Baby!

  103. Ellen Bratzel says:

    I tried and loved the Angel Baby wash & lotion. They were a gift, and I absolutely loved having them! The smelled so yummy and I liked knowing it was not harmful to my sweet baby!

  104. anastasia b says:

    I am definitely getting some mama bottom balm if I have another baby!

  105. sara swanson says:

    I’d love to try their shampoo/body wash

  106. Lily Ivey says:

    I would love to try the Angel Baby Bottom Balm.

  107. Ashley Williamson says:

    I love the Earth Mama Angel Baby first aid kit! Wish I would have had all of the teas and remedies when I was Pregnant!

  108. I have loved EVERYTHING I’ve tried from Earth Mama Angel Baby. Their C-Mama Salve was wonderful after my C-section, their Milkmaid Tea is delicious, and I adore the scent of the Angel Baby Lotion.

  109. Emily deVeer says:

    I am looking forward to trying their Baby Bottom Balm. And if I have another baby I’ll definitely be trying the Mama Bottom Balm.

  110. Amanda H. says:

    I’d love to try the Nipple Butter and I like the teas.

  111. Tanya Riley says:

    I would like to try the Angel baby bottom balm

  112. Leann L says:

    I absolutely love their Happy Mama Spray.

  113. Shelley G says:

    I LOVE the Angel Baby Bottom Balm! It’s my fave!!

  114. I would love to try their Lavender Vanilla wash for my LO!

  115. Aubree Faunce says:

    Love their baby massage oil!!

  116. Grace White says:

    Love the nursing tea!

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