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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crunchy Farm Baby~ Homemade All Natural Lavender Lotion Body Butter Bar (Review)


I'm currently a stay-at-home mom with my first son, Charlie, who was born in June 2011. Before deciding to stay home with my son, I was an elementary teacher and reading specialist at an urban school in my state's capital. My small family and I live on a little farm in Pennsylvania with our four dogs, two cats, and many outside companions. We live as sustainably as possible, growing much of our own food, eating a vegetarian diet, composting, recycling, and generally doing what we can to help Mother Earth. Having a baby has inspired me to create, design, and make ecofriendly, safe, and fun toys and more for my little man. I am glad to be able to share my art with others through the wonderful world of Etsy.*info from the Crunchy Farm Baby website
I have had the pleasure of trying out a wonderful product from Crunchy Farm Baby. The lovely owner, Leah, sent me one of her All Natural Lavender Lotion Body Butter Bars to review. I am a total freak for butters so I must say, I was super excited to see what hers was all about.
I received a cute little lotion bar, wrapped and tied with a pretty blue ribbon. It smells fantastic! It has a cocoa butter scent with a hint of lavender. I was excited to review this because I am pregnant and I use a lot of lotion during pregnancy. I was eager to try this out on my belly so that is exactly what I did first. It is very buttery and leaves my skin feeling moisturized and hydrated. I like to use this at night, before bed. It has that "sleep" scent so I feel like it offers a calming effect and helps me fall asleep.

I have also used this on my sleepy babies. I have given my two littlest, ages 1 and 3, baby back massages before bed and they love it! This is also great for the diaper area, to protect baby's bum from rashes. I have used it a few times on BuBu's bum for overnight. 

Leah also recommends using this on your hands right after doing dishes. THANK YOU for that idea...this has been a major use for me. I do dishes at least three times a day. My hands are always dry and I am sure the dish soap has a lot to do with that. The lotion bar has found a permanent place in my home - the kitchen. After each load of dishes, I just rub my finger tips on the lotion bar and then massage my hands, focusing on the tips of my fingers. A little goes a long way!

Although my favorite use is on my hands, I have used this a lot on my belly. It's a night time treat that every body deserves :) My 7 year old enjoys rubbing this on my belly, while my baby girl kicks and rolls around inside me. It's like they have a connection already :)
These lotion bars are available in different scents
~Tea Tree
Crunchy Farm Baby is not just about lotion...look at some of her other items listed...
Toddler or Baby Hooded Green Monster Towel~ $35
Plush Crocheted Baby Elephant with Removable Bonnet~ $18
Plush Fabric Alphabet Letters for Baby~ $35
You can purchase the All Natural Lavender Body Butter Lotion Bar for $7.50 at Crunchy Farm baby on Etsy. Make sure to check out her other items as well!
Also, check out Crunchy Farm Baby's blog and facebook.

Leah has offered one of her lotion bars for giveaway during my Baby Shower Event! Be sure to check back starting September 25! There will be LOTS of prizes...you will not want to miss this!

Big thanks to Leah for offering these lovely lotion bars for review and giveaway at Green Mam-a Jam-a!!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. All of it sounds yummy.

    I've been using lotions and butters more frequently because my skin went crazy when I turned 44. It's like it woke up and said, "Hey! You're getting older! Here's a present!"

    Lavender is my absolute favorite scent because of its relaxing properties.

  2. I really love Lavender, so I know I'd love this!!

  3. Oh I have heard that Lavender is so good for the babies and love that is natural! I think the lemon would smell so good! And...I LOVE that Hooded Green Monster Towel! That is so adorable!!! Carter would go nuts over that!

  4. sounds great for baby!! Hope they have a great vacation.

  5. I've never heard of a lotion bar before, sounds neat! And that elephant...too cute!

  6. Ive never heard of motion bars before, but these look luxurious! I would love to try a Eucalyptus motion bar!

  7. I've seen lotion bars but thought they worked like soap...lol..so I've avoided them because I thought they'd be too drying, it's awesome to know that it is exactly the opposite :) The lemon sounds fantastic.

  8. OMG, I love the towel, so cute!

  9. I lovethat all their items are eco-friendly, and OMG so cute!!!

  10. I have never tried a lotion bar before they sound great. I love her scent choices.

  11. I love the Elephant! So cute! It's great that these products are homemade and natural. Too much mass produced synthetic products these days.

  12. I love all buttery lotions, I haven't heard of this line before and unfortunately their etzy store is closed down temporarily so i couldn't see any of their other products but i'll be sure to check them out as soon as they reopen as I too love lotions and anything that is considering "pampering products" :) love that it has lavender smell too, that smell is very soothing



  13. I would love to try a lotion bar. They seem very intriguing!

  14. The owner is on vacation so I can't view any items in her Etsy shop, but I love the fabric ABCs!!

  15. Same here Sarh, owner is on vacation. But glad its eco-friendly, and I love Lavendar!

  16. I really love Lavender, so I know I'd love this

  17. I added her shop to my favorites on ETSY but she is on vacation so I will go back later to check out her products! One thing is for sure I will love all her soaps because I am a big fan of bar soap!!

  18. I love the Crinkly Initial Taggie Baby Toy

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  19. i love supporting people who make items like this. unfortunatly when i went to the shop it says she is on vacations so i can't look at the items. but i look forward to when she comes back

    mrs.jamie_tucker @ hotmail.com

  20. that little elephant is adorable.. such a keepsake:) i love all of it

  21. I love it all.....