My Favorite Honest Company Products
As every mother out there knows, The Honest Company is a brand of all-natural, good for you products created by actress and mom Jessica Alba and environmental crusader and dad Christopher Gavigan last year.
The PR campaign has been nothing short of brilliant – magazines, mommy bloggers, even the business press have all embraced Alba and her mission to make our daily lives a little more, well…honest.
The packaging and marketing is spot on. Simple, chic, the kinds of products you are proud to display around the house.
The customer service is friendly and efficient (in my personal experience), righting wrongs when they occur, fast shipping (though I still wish it were free) and a strong social media campaign that has won over the hearts of many consumers (except Honest Toddler fans, due to this unfortunate little drama that took place this week — all good now, though!).
But how is the product??
The one problem with the plethora of product choices Honest offers is that many people don’t know where to begin. And the truth is, not everything is a winner.
So here are our personal faves (and not so faves), for your reference:
Clockwise from top left:
I never thought twice about what I was using to wash my dishes but this darling little dish brush made from recycled and plant-based bristles is strong on stains and stylish on my kitchen counter.
I love this hand soap and have slowly started replacing ours throughout the house with this clean version. Starting with the kids’ bathroom.
Their first pass at sunscreen wasn’t great. It was super white and left this greasy residue everywhere, we were not fans. When they recently released a new and improved version, I gave it another try and was so glad I did. Second time’s a charm on this one. My only complaint is that the bottle is quite small for the price.
The dish soap is good – lightly scented and effective. I feel like I need a little more of this than my usual Seventh Generation go-to and for the price, it can be hard to justify, but I just ordered another bottle of it, so clearly there is something bringing me back for more.
The body oil changed our lives. Seriously. Little D suffered from this insane dry skin on both hands for months and I tried every hand cream on the market with no luck. One treatment with this oil and she was literally healed overnight. We are obsessed with this body oil and use it all over both kids after baths, on scrapes and scratches, everywhere.
The hand sanitizer is another big favorite around here. You need to get used to its gel-like texture but once you do, you won’t imagine going back to Purell and its nasty little chemicals. I buy the travel bottles and stash them everywhere – in both cars, handbags, school lunch bags…
Finally, the multi-surface cleaner. This stuff is a must-have for any busy household. It’s effective, smells light and fresh and makes you feel good about cleaning the house…well, you know what I mean.
On our not-so-favorite list?
The diapers haven’t worked out for us. The designs are cute and the fit is fine but they forever leaked and now Kai needs something he can pull up (which they don’t offer) so sadly, these are not a winner.
I didn’t love the lip balms either, and I REALLY wanted to. Other people rave about them, but they left my lips chapped and dry after application. I have, however, been using them on Little D and they seem fine for her, which is good.
The healing balm is a pass for us, too. Again, I wanted to love it but it is greasy and didn’t seem to do anything amazing the few times I used it.
And the laundry detergent. It was fine, but for the price and the size, it didn’t stand up to the all-natural ECOS one I find at Costco. Though it was definitely more chic in my laundry room 😉
Things we are in the process of trying:
Hope this helps you navigate the world of Honest a little more easily – overall, we are definitely happy to be an Honest family. They make it easy to feel good about the products you are using in your home and on your bodies and that’s beyond important to me these days.
I highly recommend the bundles, where you can choose five products of your choice each month for $35.95. It has worked out nicely for us…though we are still waiting on that free shipping!
*note: this is not a sponsored post and we buy all our Honest products ourselves with the exception of a few products that were gifted to me when I reviewed “The Honest Life” by Jessica Alba.*