Dolphin Organics Hair Products Review and Giveaway

by Guest Contributor

In an ideal world the harshest things to ever touch our babies would be kisses, kittens and rainbows.

In the real world, though, toxic chemicals and artificial ingredients abound, and are all too easily absorbed through our children’s sensitive skin. As parents, we do our best to keep exposure to a minimum, especially with the products we buy and use every day.

 

Dolphin Organics provides natural and organic baby products that are hypoallergenic, vegan, and contain no harmful chemicals. Their innovative labels proudly display exactly what is in their products– and what is NOT:

There’s plenty to love about Dolphin Organics–

  • family-owned, and based in the USA
  • packaging is made with post-consumer recycled material
  • products are never tested on animals
  • a portion of every purchase to is donated to Friends of Karen, a charity dedicated to supporting the families of critically-ill children.

But does it work? We tried Dolphin Organics shampoo and conditioner: fragrance free, tear free and formulated with a healing organic aloe leaf juice base. Both are very light in fragrance (a HUGE plus in my book). The shampoo creates a really satisfying amount of suds and the conditioner is thick and rich, but both rinsed out incredibly quickly– great news for those with kids who hate water being poured on their heads. My long, thick hair was a little more challenging to comb out than usual, but my hair had a ton of wave and bounce when it dried: a sign that it wasn’t weighed down by residue.

 

That’s right, I tried it myself first. Since I’m the one washing little kid hair, the products need to be gentle for their sake, and for my own! I have tremendously sensitive skin, and tend to break out in hives and itchy patches when using soaps and cleansers that aren’t incredibly gentle. I’m happy to say Dolphin Organics passed my DIY litmus test with flying colors.

 

Remember, there are over 75,000 chemicals out there in commercial use in the world today, and only about 1,500 of them have been tested for carcinogenicity. When it comes to the products you use on your child’s skin, it’s best to stick with something pure, gentle and sourced from nature– for the health of your child and for the health of the earth.

Win it!

One lucky 5 Minutes for Mom reader will win a Dolphin Organics shampoo and conditioner in an eco-friendly tote bag. Just leave a comment letting us know how your child feels about bathtime to be entered!

This giveaway will end on November 14, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

 

Robin Elton is a real food advocate, wilderness champion and Honey Badger Mom of three. She blogs about the life non-toxic at simple. green. organic. happy.

Disclosure: I received complimentary bottles of shampoo and conditioner for review purposes and will be compensated for my time. All opinions, however, are my very own.






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1 Nilsa October 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

My son absolutely loves bath time. And both his father and I love products that are kind to the environment and to ourselves. Sign me up!

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2 Jenn October 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

My daughter loves bathtime, my son on the other hand… he loves to play in the bathtub but cries once it’s time to wash up and wash his hair :)

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3 ivy October 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

My daughter LOVES bathtime. She’s just getting used to shampoo (has always feared getting it in her eyes – even the ‘no tears’ stuff irritates her eyes), so anything that is gentle on the eyes (if it should happen to get in there) is a huge plus!

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4 Barbie November 1, 2011 at 1:30 am

My son (8 years old) had such a fear of water for a long time. He now loves his bath and we love products that are kind to his allergy prone skin!

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5 Kimberly Holen November 1, 2011 at 3:56 am

My 3 youngest boys have ear isssues so bath time and washing hair can be a battle. This would be a lovely thing to try to see if perhaps their fears would be eased.

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6 Susan S. November 1, 2011 at 7:03 am

My 15 month old just started getting to jump in the tub with is big brother. They both love it! My bathroom is soaked, but they have a great time.

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7 Erin B November 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

Both my kids, age 3 yrs & 4 months, love the bath. I usually have a clean floor due to all the water on it every night!

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8 Jennie W November 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

My daughter struggles with eczema – especially on her scalp and shoulders. Hair and shower products have always been challenging because of this problem. Most products dry her out so badly which makes the eczema worse.

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9 Salon Products November 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

My daughter can take an hour or better bath. Fill the tub with ponies and princess dolls and she’s not going anywhere until I drag her wrinkly little self out. I would love to try this organic set for my daughter and think she would love getting some beauty items in the mail like mommy does!

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10 Ready or not November 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

My daughter loves bathtime and hangs out in the tub for an hour at night!

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11 tennille November 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

An epic undertaking!! My son loves tubby time so much I have to drag his pruney little body out of the tub!!

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12 Suzanne R. November 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm

My 2yo is going through a phase where she doesn’t really like bathtime. She LOVES bubbles but I haven’t found a bubbly-bubble bath that is free of all those icky chemicals. Would love to give Dolphin Organics a try!!

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13 Elisabeth November 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

My little sister loves bath time but gets really cranky when it comes to washing her hair!

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14 LT November 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Both of my kids love bathtime! I would love to try something to make their hair look great!

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15 Jessica T November 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

My kids beg for baths – but I tend to shower them – faster :)

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16 beth November 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

My son loves bathtime, but hates washing his hair!

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17 Kathy Stevenson November 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

My girls love bathtime!!! We would love to try these products!

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18 LaVonne
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November 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm

My 3 year old LOVES bath time and we love organic and natural products. We’ve been buying California Baby from Target since she was born.

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19 June November 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Bath time is always a relaxing time for the little ones in our house. Makes them sleep better too.

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20 Stephanie November 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

My daughter loves bath time! She enjoys the water!

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21 Marlena U. November 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Bathtime is one big party full of splish-splashing and bubble blowing fun!

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22 Carole M November 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

My youngest loves bath time more than anything, the oldest usually fusses about having to go in, but then never wants to get out.

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23 Terra Heck November 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

My kids like bathtime and they are particularly pleased when they can use products that are fun and geared towards them during their baths. Thanks.

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24 Holly Cornish November 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Both my kids love bath time. They both fight over the faucet side!

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25 Erin November 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

We have to make bath time fun…or else! It can’t be just about being clean. We have to keep it interesting: play, have new things to do, and interact.

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26 nan November 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm

it’s usually a struggle to get him in, but then i can’t get him out
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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27 Katrina November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

My daughters love bath time! I am always looking for new and better products to use with them.

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28 Tami M
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November 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

My baby boy LOVES bathtime … although he doesn’t get alot of actual “bathing” done. Being new to the standing up/almost walking scene – all he wants to do is stand in the tub and play with this toys! Funny. Wild man. Makes my back ache every time … hunched over, ready to catch him once his slippery little self falls … ;-)

Both my kids have sensitive skin – I’d love to try the Dolphin products!

Thanks,
Tami
http://coloradomountainmom.blogspot.com/

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29 Tami M
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November 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

My baby boy is a wild man in the tub! He loves bathtime dearly, although the little stinker likes to stand up …

I’d love to try these Dolphin products – my kids have sensitive skin.

Thanks,
Tami

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30 Noreen November 5, 2011 at 1:59 am

Loves bath time

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31 McKim November 5, 2011 at 7:42 am

My little grandson loves bathtime. In fact when he hears the water running in the tub he starts to get himself undressed.

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32 Beth November 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I have a hard time getting my kids out of the tub! Washing their hair is another story!

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33 Nikki Moore November 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My toddler loves bath time! He never wants to get out!

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34 Kristen M. November 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

My 8 month old is enjoys bath time. However, he is so busy that baths don’t last long before he is trying to climb out of the tub!

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35 Gayle November 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

My son loves bath time. It’s a time when the bubbles come out to play…

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36 Michelle November 6, 2011 at 12:18 am

My son is starting to really get into bath time. He loves playing with cups the most. No matter the fancy bath toys I bought him.

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37 clarissa November 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

my daughter just came in asking for a bath. She woudl take 10 a day if I would let her!

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38 Mama Zen November 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

My daughter loves bath time!

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39 Angie November 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

My daughter loves bathtime! She’s 12 but if I won this, I would give this to my pregnant cousin-in-law!

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40 callista lofton November 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm

My child loves to fill his squirty toys and sink his boat with them

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41 Staci A November 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

My sons both love bathtime! They never want to stop playing or splashing and get out.

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42 Melissa N. November 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

My son is almost a year old, and loves bathtime! He’ll spend an hour in there if we let him, h’es such a waterbaby.,

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43 Liz November 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

My kids LOVE bath time. They’d stay in there for hours if they could.

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44 Kelly D November 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

My daughter loves bathtime and my son is indifferent!

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45 dollimama November 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

My kids love bathtime, but they hate getting their hair washed. It’s always a challenge!

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46 zmansmamma November 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

loves bath time. sometimes when it isnt bath time he rounds up all his boats and goes to take a bath telling me its pirate time

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47 Angela E. November 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Could way for the kid’s to get extra clean, and enjoy their bath time!

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48 Ashley Tintinger November 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm

My kiddos love bathtime! They love everything about it, even washing up. Well I guess they like everything except the getting out part, lol!

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