About Kit and Kin
This new Award Winning brand I’ve discovered are safe, affordable, family orientated and eco friendly products plus lovely packaging!
Co founded by Emma Bunton (yes, Baby Spice!) alongside her friend Christopher Money – they’re dedicated to helping us parents improve our carbon footprint, without having to compromise on quality or performance.
In addition to the nappies, the Kit and Kin Range also includes a gentle yet nourishing selection of skincare products for both Mum and Baby. These gorgeous smelling products include everything from shampoos and bubble bath for your baby, to stretch mark oils and breast balms for Mums. They are all free from parabens, SLSs and artificial colours and clean and moisturise deeply.
All Kit and Kin skincare is certified natural, and is clinically and dermatologically tested.
Kit and Kin are also members of PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. By purchasing cruelty-free products you can help save a number of animals from excruciating tests and a lifetime of suffering.
“Our Commitment To You: We only use natural, nourishing, eco-friendly ingredients and sustainable materials to offer families a range of safe and effective everyday products via our convenient and hassle-free monthly bundles. All of our products are clinically and dermatologically tested to ensure they’re mild and kind to use on your skin.”
I have learnt from Recycling Expert that “The main components of disposable nappies are cellulose fibres and polymer. These are both non-renewable resources, and consume a lot of energy in production. Both materials need a lot of water in production, but perhaps worst of all, take a long time to break down once in a landfill site. The potential toxicity of the chemicals from the disposable nappy, as well as from the mix of faeces and urine, leaching into aquatic and terrestrial systems once they have been put in landfill, is a dangerous hazard, with harmful consequences both to humans and the environment.”
Which is crazy to learn and the fact that more eco friendly nappies aren’t being created is also very surprising!
Over 8 million nappies are disposed of every day in the UK alone. The majority of them can take up to 500 years to biodegrade. Kit and Kin’s nappies take just 3-6 years to biodegrade. How amazing is that!
- Nappies, wipes and nappy sacks.
- Skincare for baby – hair and body wash, Bubble Bath, Body Oil, Magic Salve.
- For mum – Body Butter, Stretch Mark oil, Stretch Mark Oil.
What I received
Stretch Mark Oil
The spray Stretch Mark Oil smells fantastic! It has a blend of 15 naturally nourishing oils including sunflower, jojoba, strawberry and mandarin, this smoothing soothing formula keeps skin supple and stretch mark free plus goes on like a spa treatment dream and soaks into the skin instantly leaving no marks on my clothes!
Key actives in stretch mark oil:
- Antileukine 6
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Bergamot Oil
- Camellia Oil Infused
- Carrot Seed Oil
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Macademia Oil
- Mandarin Oil
- Neroli Oil
- Olive Oil
- Patchouli Oil
- Plum Oil
- Strawberry Oil
- Sunflower Oil
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Squalane, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis leaf extract*, Fragaria ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Natural Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, + Limonene, + Linalool, + Farnesol, + Geraniol
+Naturally occurs in essential oils
Ingredients 100% natural origin of total
That is what these wipes are! They do dry out quicker but nice texture, they work, no skin reaction plus great packaging.
Their products are free from
- Formaldehyde carriers
- Lanolin or most common allergens.
Ingredients – Aqua, Glycerin, Lactic acid, Sodium citrate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Chamomilla recutita ﬂower extract, Cucumis sativus extract, Decyl glucoside, Propylene glycol.
Per pack is £2.50
The Breast Balm has come in handy as she’s now got two fully developed baby teeth and two new ones breaking through so I do get the occasional bite but this gorgeously smooth textured non-waxy breast balm has been a saviour for my nips – which, may I add, she actually still feeds on me even when it’s on my skin.
They only use pure oils, gentle herbs and the cleanest ingredients.
Skin is the body’s largest organ and absorbs up to 60% of ingredients in the products we apply. Many bath and body products available today contain toxic ingredients such as parabens and SLS; these synthetic ingredients have been recognised to cause irritation and may even have damaging effects longer term. However, there’s much you can do to protect yourself and your family!
Key actives in breast balm:
- Arnica Phytapure Extract
- DEFENSIL®- PLUS
- Fiber Booster plus saffron
- Flax Seed Oil
- Gardenia Extract
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Gingseng Extract
- Organic Palm Oil
- Organic Pineapple Extract
- Splint & Slim Bougainvillea
- Sunflower Oil
Size 4 nappies
The Kit and Kin nappies have a slightly different feel to other nappies – less soft but still smooth and gentle to the touch. With the exception of the very trendy Fox face on the rear, the rest of the nappy is a predominantly white design.
My baby has had zero reaction to using them which of course is a bonus plus no leaks – comes with 34 nappies.
- Sustainable materials to help end their dependency on non-renewable resources and protect the future resources of your baby’s world.
- Soft internal and outer lining are made with naturally derived, plant-based sustainable materials.
- Super absorbent core with chlorine-free fluff pulp that has been harvested from sustainably managed forests.
- The front panel, tapes, anti-leak barriers and packaging are all made from an oxo-biodegradable material that can biodegrade within 3 to 6 years.
They’ll also be doing a pull up version soon.
How long do ordinary nappies take to decompose?
Sometimes I feel like I am forever changing nappies and with a baby and an older child in pull up nappies I get through a lot of nappies each month, I have got a reusable nappy set, however, with being so used to using nappies it’s difficult to get into that habit although I know that disposable nappies aren’t great for the environment it’s also convenience of them.
I’ve done some research and The Women’s Environmental Network say decomposing disposable nappies emit noxious methane gas and take 200 to 500 years for a disposable nappy to decompose, leaving a legacy to your children’s grandchildren!
- The production of disposables uses 3.5 times more energy
- 8.3 times more non-renewable resources
- 90 times more renewable resources than real nappies.
- They produce 2.3 times more waste water and 60 times more solid waste than real nappies.
- That’s 60 times more waste.
The 500 year statistic really really surprised me and I think at some point we all need to start thinking about the effect our nappy use has on the environment.
When I heard about a new brand of nappies that took just 3-5 years to biodegrade instead, I was very keen to learn more.
With every pack sold
They help fund the purchase of rainforest through the World Land Trust, helping maintain a vital eco system that provides clean air, life saving medicines and safe havens for some of the world’s most vulnerable wildlife
25% of all medications used around the world originated from the rainforest, yet only 1% of the rainforest has been analysed for its medicinal benefits.
Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths half the size of England are lost each year.
The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.
People have been deforesting the tropics for thousands of years for timber and farming, but now, nothing less than the physical transformation of the Earth is taking place. Every year about 18m hectares of forest – an area the size of England and Wales -is felled. In just 40 years, possibly 1bn hectares, the equivalent of Europe, has gone. Half the world’s rainforests have been razed in a century, and the latest satellite analysis shows that in the last 15 years new hotspots have emerged from Cambodia to Liberia.
At the current rate of deforestation, the rainforest will be gone in just 40 years. What on earth!?
The range are all reasonably priced although yes is more than what I pay usually – Kit and Kin nappies and nappy sacks are marginally more expensive than generic brands at £8 per pack although you can save with a discount and free delivery on all future orders when you bundle versus ordering their products individually. The equivalent of saving £8 every month.
On the Boots Website they are currently on offer saving 20%.
As with many environmentally friendly products you are paying a slight premium but I personally don’t mind paying the extra knowing it is far better for the planet.
The Skincare range averages on around £7.99 per product which is similar to what I usually pay for other brands on the high street and you’re paying for what’s in the product too PLUS you can also get bundles to reduce the cost so not over priced.
The products are just so lovely and a pleasure to use – I will purchase in the future as they really are products you feel great to use as saving the planet feels like a small step that can help and that applies to the biodegradable wipes too.
I would definitely opt for the subscription option – for every 10 subscriptions they fund the purchase of one acre of tropical rainforest through World Land Trust – vital eco system that provides clean air and life saving medicines – or more information please visit their Giving Back section. Although seeing as though they are available in places like Boots and Amazon doesn’t hurt to look around.
In regards to the skin care the stretch mark oil has worked wonders! My marks were vivid red and I’ve seen a huge reduction so it’s been one of my favourite things to use.
I adore how all Kit and Kin skincare is certified natural by the COSMOS association, is hypoallergenic, and approved by dermatologists! Lovely range.