Saturday, November 3, 2012

TruKid Product Review

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to try some of the TruKid line of products.  TruKid was started by a mom of six.  The goal of TruKid is to promote healthy habits in kids, starting with their skin and having fun while using their products.  The TruKid products are all natural making them healthy for kids' bodies.  In addition, they not only make natural products, but provide awareness for parents regarding chemicals to look out for in products that may be unhealthy for your children.  TruKid is also concerned about the environment, striving to replace traditional packaging options with packaging that is biodegradable or recyclable whenever possible.  This is important, because not only do we want to keep our kids healthy, but we want them to grow up in a clean, healthy environment as well.  In order to do that, we need to be conscious about what "waste" is left from products.  

As part of my review package, I was given two full-sized products to try free of charge.  I was able to try the Silly Shampoo
TruKid Silly Shampoo
And the Happy Face and Body Lotion
TruKid Happy Face & Body Lotion

As you can see, the packaging is colorful and inviting for a child or toddler.  They both arrived with an easy to use pump.  

I used both products for a couple of weeks before deciding to write the review.  I used the products on my three year old.  She is Ethiopian and has both special hair and skin care needs.  My daughter loved the products.  They were unique in their packaging, so she identified them as "hers".  She loved the smell of them.  Both products have a nice, citrus smell - kind of a grapefruit scent.  Great for small kids!

I had to quit using the Silly shampoo on my three year old.  While I loved the smell of the product and am happy with the fact that it was all natural, it dried her hair out too much.  Even with the conditioner and oils that I normally use on her hair, it made her hair dry and difficult to manage.  However, I did try the product on my older daughter, who is Chinese and it worked great on her hair.  She too enjoyed the smell of it.  Ethnic hair is sometimes tricky to find the right products for and this is one that just unfortunately did not work well with her hair type.

The Happy Face and Body Lotion was excellent!  I use lotion on my daughter daily.  When I was using the shampoo, I liked the fact that the lotion was the same scent as the shampoo.  Great for kids - not too overwhelming.  My daughter has unique skin care needs in addition to her unique hair care needs.  I have gone through many different skin care products finding the ones that will work with my daughter's skin.  She has extremely dry skin.  We used the Happy Face and Body lotion for a couple of weeks and I couldn't be more pleased with it.  Not only is the scent great, but it kept her skin moisturized and soft.  My daughter again liked it because of the unique packaging and the fresh scent.  I did get several comments from friends that she smelled wonderful!  It's a very clean, fresh scent.

If you are looking for natural, unique, kid-friendly products from a company that is not only concerned about kids' health, but also concerned about the environment I would definitely recommend TruKids.  In addition to skin care and bath products, they also have a line of sun care products and a line of products specially designed for babies.  If you browse through their web site at you will find kid friendly songs/rhymes that encourage them to care for their bodies as well as helpful hints for parents regarding chemicals to be wary of and sun care tips.

The generous people at TruKid have offered a special coupon for my blog readers.  Go over to and browse through their great products.  If you order $30 or more in products you will receive a FREE Happy Face and Body Lotion ($8.99 value).  Just enter the coupon code 


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