Thursday, February 27, 2014

Maple Hill Naturals Review & Giveaway

Hey folks! You know how much I love natural products, so I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to review some bath and body products from Maple Hill Naturals! 

            Over the past year or so, we have slowly but surely been weeding out our chemical laden, store bought bath and body products with natural and/or organic products. As some of you may know, we make a lot of our own "stuff", but we know that's not feasible for everyone so we (my husband and I) still enjoy trying out other companies natural bath and body products and spreading the word!

I love their recycled packaging for the soaps!

            Maple Hill Naturals was started by a husband and wife team and is based out of West Lafayette, IN. I love that they are a U.S. business, but what is even more cool to me is that West Lafayette is only about an hour away from where I grew up! Maple Hill Naturals offer an array of eco-friendly products, such as wool dryer balls, soaps, lip and hand balms, and more! They even have Pure & Gentle products that are baby and child friendly.
            Maple Hill Naturals was generous enough to send me several of their products to review. You will also have a chance to win your own at the end!

Vanilla Dream Natural Lip Balm
            Ironically enough, I think this was my favorite item even though I don't normally use lip balm unless it's absolutely necessary. However, the air has been unusually dry here this winter, so it has come in handy! I love vanilla anything and this lip balm smells great! (If you're not a vanilla fan they do offer other flavors.) If you're one of those people that likes to "taste it" too, the flavor isn't all that strong. Personally, I don't think that's a bad thing. 
            My favorite thing about it is that it stays on your lips for a long time because of the beeswax and shea butter. Like I said, I'm "low maintenance" anyways and don't even use lip balm all that much, so the last thing I want to do is reapply it every 5 minutes. I find it especially handy it lasts long since I'm constantly drinking water. 

 Lavender Vanilla Dream Shampoo & Conditioning Bar
            I love, love, love shampoo bars. They are one of my favorite things I've discovered since researching natural hair care alternatives. I was really excited that this bar is supposed to be conditioning as well. I mean heck, look at all those hydrating ingredients, like jojoba and avacado oil, shea butter, olive oil, etc. With that being said, I was surprised and disappointed that it dried my hair out some.
            My hair is pretty normal for the most part as far as being dry or oily goes. Maybe it's just the time of the year too that's causing it to dry out. Like I said, the air has been unusually dry here this winter. So, if you have hair that's more on the oily side I still highly recommend this! It lathers really well and smells good to boot. There are also other scent options, including something a bit, ahem, "manlier". :)

Lavender Vanilla Dream Essential Oil Soap
            Last, but not least, is the essential oil soap! I love that these are scented with essential oils instead of fragrance because 1) It's a lot better for you and less likely for you to have reactions to and 2) you get the added beneficial qualities of the oils! I thought it was neat that they put oats in their soap as well. It really adds that extra exfoliating quality to the soap, not to mention oats are supposed to be good for sucking up excess oils on the skin. 
            Funny story: Speaking of allergic reactions, I was really glad I didn't have any with this soap. I recently discovered that I am somewhat allergic to the lavender essential oil we currently have at home. I didn't think about it until after my review products were on their way. That would have been slightly embarrassing if I had gotten red, splotchy, itchy bumps from using the soap, huh?
            You can stay up to date with Maple Hill Naturals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Use coupon code GETTINGGREENWITHBABY from now until 3/13/14 to receive 25% off of your entire order! (Limit one coupon per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.)
            Now, how would you like to win your own set of the three items reviewed above to try out for yourself?! Simply enter the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win. Only your email is required to enter (only used to contact the winner), but the more entries you have, the more likely you are to win! Good luck. :)

Disclaimer: Getting Green with Baby received the products above in exchange for an honest review of them. All opinions expressed within are my own and may differ from yours. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with any social media networks. I am not responsible for prize shipment. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email Alicia at aliciaowen 6814 at yahoo dot com.


  1. I would love to try their Goat's Milk soap!

  2. I want to try the unscented wool dryer balls.

  3. I'd like to try the pure and gentle fragrance free soap.

  4. The peppermint shampoo and conditioning bar would be the PERFECT thing to send to camp with my tweens this summer! My eldest is on the Autism spectrum and does so much better with natural products that don't have tons of chemicals.

  5. I'd try the Shepherd's Friend for cracked hands.

  6. I would like to try Shepherd’s Friend, I work in healthcare and am constantly washing my hands with alcohol based products that dry my skin out terribly.

  7. I'd be interested in the wool dryer balls.

  8. Peppermint Shampoo & Conditioning Bar

  9. The Vanilla Dream Natural Lip Balm I love lip balm so this would be awesome

  10. I'd love to try the Essential Oil Scented Wool Dryer Balls and the Pure & Gentle Natural Shampoo & Conditioning Bar. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I'd like to try the Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioning Bar.