Essentials Awards: Kids' Hygiene Routine

Extra points for keeping it easy and all natural

The March issue of Taste for Life magazine celebrated natural and organic products for babies, kids, and teens. Parents on staff nominated favorites, and editors selected award winners in four categories.


JASON Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick contains naturally sourced zinc ricinoleate, corn starch, and baking soda to neutralize odor. Grapefruit seed extract, known for its antimicrobial properties, helps fight odor-causing bacteria.

Squip Baby NäsaKleen Nasal Aspirator is a nasal aspirator used to remove excess mucus from babies' noses. 

Kid’s Xlear Nasal Spray is a nasal wash designed to aid in the relief of irritation caused by pollutants, allergens, and infections of the nasal passages.

CleanWell Foaming Hand Sanitizer offers a better way to clean hands. Made with a patented formulation of thyme oil that kills germs.

Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel promotes lifelong dental hygiene with this natural baby toothpaste. 

Eco-Dent TerraDent Replaceable Head Toothbrush is an eco-friendly brush with replaceable heads. 



Amanda says...

Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick works, it's affordable, and it smells great. Did I mention it works?

Ashley says...

CleanWell Foaming Hand Sanitizer fights germs without harsh chemicals. A new kind of superhero?

Amanda says...

I love eco brushing with Eco-Dent TerraDent Replaceable Head Toothbrush. Replace just the head instead of the whole brush. 

How Do the Essentials Awards Work?

For these awards, parents on the Taste for Life staff proudly nominated a great number of their own families' essentials. Then the editors read labels, reviewed the accolades, and selected winners from among the worthy products in each category. 

Meet the Moms

Chief Content Officer and Strategist Johanna Arnone is mom to Stella, 2. "We've used a combo of cloth and eco-conscious disposable diapers. I'm a fan of FuzziBunz and Nature BabyCare." 

Sales Coordinator Ashley Dunk is mom to Louis, 1. "I love California Baby Calming Shampoo and Bodywash. We switched from a conventional brand and never looked back." 

Western Advertising Director Shannon Dunn-Delgado is mom to Liliana, 5, and Tavio, 4. "We always have HEEL Traumeel on hand for boo-boos."

Executive Director of Retail Sales and Marketing Anna Johnston is mom to Lila, 3. "Fairly traded Alaffia Everyday Shea Bath and Newton Homeopathics Complexes for Kids are two of our family favorites."

Director of Advertiser and  Client Relations Amy Pierce is mom to Simon, 10; Elijah, 7; and Owen, 1. "Other products have dried out my kids' skin. Kiss My Face Pomegranate and Acai castile soap keeps their sensitive skin soft."

Director of Web Marketing and Development Amanda Misa is mom to Rilynn, 14, and Jordan, 11. "Lifefactory water bottles travel well and come in great colors. My kids love that they are glass!"