Monday, 24 October 2011

Organic Monkey Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil for Teething Review.

Bug is currently teething and we are using a variety of different teething remedies and aid’s to try to help his discomfort. I like to use products that contain natural ingredients so I was very pleased when I was offered the opportunity to test and review Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil for Teething. I had not previously ever heard of Organic Monkey or their teething oil and was very curious and keen to test the product to see if an oil rub that only contains natural ingredients would help. 

Founders of Organic Monkey, Heidi and Claudine, became aware of the lack of baby skin care products that contain ingredients that are truly organic after becoming mums and wanting to protect and care for their little ones skin. After identifying this gap in the market these two entrepreneurial mums established Organic Monkey, which is the UK’s first fair-trade certified baby skin care range. Their aim is to provide a natural and pure range of gentle and safe baby skin care products that are not only organic and fair but also only contain the best quality ingredients that have beneficial and natural properties. Their products are free from chemicals, harmful toxins, artificial fragrances and synthetic ingredients. Organic Monkey state that - “ingredients are at the heart of our products” and that “Organic products are gentle enough for babies delicate skin and less drying, better used and received by the skin than synthetic substances.” They use pure and high quality ingredients in their products to help protect, nourish, pamper and soothe baby’s delicate and sensitive skin. Not only are organic products gentler for delicate skin than synthetic substances organic ingredients are better for the environment too. All their products are certified and comply with strict UK, European and international rules. Also Organic Monkey support two charities they care about and believe in – Sparks and Monkey World.
Organic Monkey developed their Cheeky Monkey Cheeek Rub Oil for Teething to help calm and relieve little ones during teething. The oil contains 100% organic ingredients of Arnica, Sweet Almond, Olive and Sunflower oils with Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to create a soothing blend that aims to provide relief.

The Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil comes in a cute little glass bottle with a lovely designed label which I love. Not only is the bottle a great, attractive design and looks very stylish but I think it’s great that Organic Monkey ensure that their packaging can be recycled; they use recycled and recyclable glass and PET for their bottles, their labels are printed with water based inks and are compostable. I love essential oils and I love the smell of this Cheek Rub Oil. It is a lovely blend and it does not smell too strong or pungent so it is not off putting for little ones. It is a lovely rich blend that massages brilliantly onto Bug’s cheeks. 

The Cheek Rub Oil is simple to use, unlike chemical teething gels and liquids, you apply the Cheek Rub Oil to the outside of the cheek rather than directly onto the gums therefore the oil is not ingested. It is easier to apply than chemical teething gels which are messy and difficult to ensure all of the gums have been treated but as it is not being applied directly to the gums there’s slightly less of an immediate sense of relief or numbing pain. Even though I have noticed that there isn’t such an immediate sense of relief compared to teething gels or homeopathic granules I believe that for an all natural product that it applied externally it still provides a great sense of relief to Bug with his teething distress. 

Within about 15 minutes of applying the oil I have noticed that he is more relaxed and calm and when his cheeks are red the oil calms this down and his cheeks are no longer red. Bug likes and gets some relief from me applying the oil to his cheeks, massaging his cheeks as I apply the oil seems to help his discomfort and calm him down especially when he is upset and blue because his gums are causing him pain. Since using the Cheek Rub he is no longer restless during the night. I have also applied the oil during the day when he is very restless and in discomfort and it works like a charm. At times the oil by itself is not enough but it still helps calm him and is an added bonus to any other teething remedies we use. I love that this product is a natural alternative and I don’t have to rely on medication.

I feel the blend of ingredients in this oil is excellent for helping to soothe little ones during teething. The properties of the ingredients are very beneficial with Arnica helping to soothe and alleviate pain and discomfort and the essential oils Lavender and Roman Chamomile providing a calming effect and aiding with healing with the Spearmint essential oil providing a cooling effect. It’s a little bottle of magic!

I am really pleased with the Cheek Rub and I would highly recommend it. I love that it is a blend of organic and fair-trade natural ingredients and essential oils that is designed to help relieve pain and for Bug it has been very beneficial helping soothe his sore gums. I am happier using natural forms of teething relief like this oil or homeopathic teething granules than chemical teething gels and liquids. I feel reassured knowing that using this product I am not only helping to soothe Bug’s sore gums but that the organic ingredients are gentle on his skin. I am grateful to the lovely Organic Monkey for providing this oil for us to try as it has come to my rescue numerous times and I can honestly say it is a great product. Teething can be hard so it’s brilliant to have a helping hand and I can honestly say that this little bottle of oil is helping to make the teething process more bearable. Organic Monkey's moto is "because we care" and it is obvious that their Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil is produced with high quality ingredients and they have taken the time to develop a product that is beneficial for teething discomfort because they really do care.

Organic Monkey Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil for Teething can be bought on Organic Monkey’s website for £7.50 for a 30ml bottle. I think it is great value for money when you consider it contains pure and high quality 100% organic ingredients and I would pay anything to help make teething more bearable for my little monkey. UK delivery is free for all purchases over £40. Their website is attractively designed and simple and easy to use making life easier for busy mums to enable them to buy brilliant organic products that will be gentle on their little ones delicate skin from the comfort of their own home. Organic Monkey produce a wide range of baby skin care products which can all be found on their website, their 'Belly Better Tummy Oil' looks like it would be very beneficial and the 'Rock the Cradle Organic Scalp Oil' looks interesting as does their massage oils and their 'Bum Fluff Nappy Balm'. Organic Monkey are on twitter @organicmonkey1 and they also have a Facebook page, why not pop over and say hi and that we sent you.

* Organic Monkey kindly gave us this Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub Oil for Teething for free, despite this I have written an honest review that contains my own words and opinions and 100% my own *

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