I love a brand, like Ology, that offers me a way to take care of my family and keep them away from the chemicals that seem to be in everything. With 4 kids, who are either sticky, dirty, smelly, playing in the dirt, or who knows what else, I always need to clean something or someone. The younger 2 still need my help, while the older kids leave a trail of mess behind them, it seems, wherever they go.
I hate using harsh chemicals around my family, as most parents do. I don’t mind using baking soda and vinegar, but somethings it just isn’t enough or I want to be able to grab the bottle of cleaner and get the job done. When this is the case, I want a cleaner that doesn’t have the hard chemicals in them that I know are not safe.
Besides wanting to stay away from chemicals, Willow has extremely sensitive skin. Many types of washes and shampoos can set her off, even the ones that claim to be hypo- allergenic and meant for kids. I often have to wash her with baby wash because many other things will in fact dry out her skin, setting off an eczema flare up, or the things in the wash will set off a hives outbreak. There is nothing worse than seeing my little girl covered in hives or tearing at her skin because she itches so bad and nothing seems to help.
Ology features a line of baby and personal care products, and household cleaners that are chemical-free. There are even light bulbs and 100% tree-free paper products. They are sold exclusive to Walgreens, which I love because Walgreen always offers great prices and I am there often.
I recently tried the glass cleaner and the all-purpose cleaner, laundry soap, and baby wash. I am always a bit sceptical when I try new natural cleaners because I worry if it will actually get the job done. The cleaners worked wonderfully. There was no awful smell and everything was clean.
I used the laundry soap and Willow’s worst clothes. She destroys most of her clothes on a daily basis. She is still in the “wipe her hands on her shirt” stage. I wish I could say that my other kids have out-grown that, but sadly no. Willow is just the worst culprit. Because I have to be careful with the soap I use for her clothes too, many of them just do not pack the punch needed to get the stain out. The Ology laundry soap was able to remove the majority of the stains on her clothes and for one of the first times, she could even have clothes that smelled good too, without a reaction.
Lastly, I tried the baby wash on Willow. It smelled beautiful and did not dry her skin out at all. The baby wash is a body and hair wash, but I didn’t like it for her hair. I am not sure if she is growing out of the point I get away with cleaning her hair with the baby wash, she is 3, or if it was this wash. But either way her hair felt dried out and straggle-ly. But it was awesome for washing her sensitive skin. Since Willow can not take a bubble bath, using normal bubble bath, on special occasions, I give her a bubble bath using the baby washes that I know are safe for her skin. The Ology baby wash was great for it, and that is the true test of it will dry out her skin.
All of the Ology products are made without harsh chemicals and are plant-based, have no dyes, artificial fragrances or phosphates, contain no chlorine bleach or formaldehyde, and is Sulfate & paraben free. Plus all of the bottles are made from post-consumer materials.
Be sure to look for the Ology brand the next time you are looking for household products or baby care products, and of course the next time you are at Walgreens.
I was sent a Walgreen’s gift card for the purposes of obtaining Ology products to review. No other compensation was offered or received. No suggestions or requests to select specific products within the Ology line were offered. I was in no way obligated to write a positive review and all opinions are mine and mine alone.