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Baby’s 1st birthday giveaway: Pure Beginnings, only the best for your baby

by | Jul 16, 2018 | Eco-Friendly Living, Things we love | 24 comments

As you may know, our Ava turned one this month and we are celebrating with an amazing birthday giveaway. 8 mystery brands, 1 incredible prize. Today we reveal our 1st prize and a little extra announcement too… Find out more about Pure Beginnings and why it’s our “go-to” skincare range for all 3 our girls.

It all started with a gift…

When I fell pregnant with Eliana in 2011 we were on a mission. We wanted to give our baby the best and in our minds that meant keeping as many chemicals and nasties away as possible. I googled, asked, read and researched all over looking for the best organic baby skincare. Everyone knew how important this was to us and at our gender reveal a friend gave us a little gift. A Pure Beginnings Organic Baby Gift Set.

Finally the local product we’d been looking for. Organic, safe, affordable and who wouldn’t like the adorable packaging? We visited the tiny stand at Mama Magic and that was it. So impressed by the Pure Beginnings team, we bought in bulk. The rest is history. 3 Daughters later and this is still the only baby skincare range we trust.

New favourites for Ava.


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Recently Pure Beginnings launched their Probiotic Baby range. A body cream and cream wash for sensitive skin.

“Your skin microbiome is the complex ecosystem of microbes naturally living on the skin. Current evidence shows these microbes are essential for  optimal functioning of healthy skin, and latest research shows a connection between skin microbial imbalances and several different skin conditions including eczema.

The Probiotic Baby Sensitive Body Cream is formulated to boost the skin’s microbiome with the inclusion of prebiotic and probiotic ingredients. The formulation, ingredients, and product pH have all been considered to assist the skin’s microbiome to flourish.”

The range is also fragrance free with no essential oils. Perfect for the most sensitive skins.

TOP TIP: We waited 2 weeks before giving Ava her 1st bath and used the body cream as a wash up until 3 months. Even now during winter we use this range on all 3 our daughters (ages 1-6years). Keeping their skin soft and moisturised.

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Tried and tested staples.

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For Eliana and Lia (and during summer) we used the classic baby range.

“Mild, rosemary and geranium scented, all-in-one baby wash and shampoo containing baobab extract which helps soothe and moisturise. The ultra mild plant based surfactants are very gentle on the skin, and won’t strip it of its natural oils thereby leaving the skin clean but not dry, inflamed or irritated.”

“The gentle Baby Body Lotion is mildly scented with rosemary and lavender, and contains soothing baobab extract as well as shea butter hydrating baby’s skin leaving it silky smooth.”

TOP TIP: Get more bang for your buck. Available in a 500ml, we still like using it on all the girls. The smell is amazing and a little, really does go a long way.

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And let’s not forget the bum cream!

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Obviously bum creams are a big deal. It’s probably one of the most used baby product and considering it’s being used on baby’s most delicate parts – It really is important to use a good bum cream. There is simply nothing like the Pure Beginnings bum cream. They should call it a bum butter. Soft, silky and it smells SO GOOD – like all the products in the range. (Full disclosure, I had to hide the bum cream from Eliana and Lia when they were little; they simply wouldn’t stop eating it.) I can also honestly say, we’ve never needed to use any other bum creams other than this.

“The therapeutic Baby Bum Cream contains baobab extract as well as olive, lavender and tea tree oil. It is an extremely effective barrier cream, and with its natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, can be used to treat nappy rash as well as little insect bites and stings.”

TOP TIP: Use on any dry spot or damaged skin. the healing properties are so effective and your bound to see an almost instant improvement.

This bum cream is also safe when using cloth diapers.

Wonderful extras:

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Another new product we get to enjoy with Ava is the Soothing Baby Massage & Bath Oil. It smells incredible and the easy pump packaging makes it spill-proof and easy to use.

It contains a blend of moisturising and calming oils that nurture and protects baby’s delicate skin.

Avocado oil –  rich in healthy fatty acids and proven to soothe the skin.

Almond oil – a mild, hypoallergenic oil that is excellent for a baby’s skin. Light and thin, almond oil spreads easily and is fully absorbed when gently rubbed into the skin, making it perfect for after bath massage.

Jojoba seed oil – closely resembles sebum (produced by our skin glands), so it is well recognised by the skin and can act as a natural skin conditioner.

TOP TIP: Add a drop or two to baby’s bath (especially during winter) for an extra moisture boost.

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More reasons to love Pure Beginnings

This brand doesn’t just love the earth and your skin but our furry friends too. With no animal testing (and all the other “right” accreditations) you can rest assured Pure Beginnings is a brand with a conscious. Just another reason to support them.

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Six years later and I know, we’ll be Pure Beginning fans for life. Becoming a brand ambassadors for a brand we adore and value so much is a huge honour and the easiest “yes” we’ve said this year. I can’t wait to share more about why we love them with all of you.

So what can you win?

Try this fantastic range for yourself. Win an Organic Baby Gift Set containing:

  • Baby wash & shampoo (100ml)
  • Body lotion for baby (100ml)
  • Bum cream (50ml)

A perfect selection of baby must-haves. Great as a trial or travel pack.

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How to enter?

Find this adorable photo of our cutie-pie on our Instagram (@justamamma) and make sure to follow the instructions below it.Just a Mamma Babys 1st birthday

SOMETHING EXTRA!!!! For an extra entry leave us a comment below telling us what you think about the Pure Beginnings range.

Visit our previous post, “Turning 1: Celebrating with a cake smash and giveaway” for full terms and conditions regarding this competition.

Give Pure Beginnings some love by liking their Facebook page and following them on Instagram @purebeginnings.

PHOTO CREDIT | Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison and West.

Product images by Pure Beginnings.

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  1. Michelle

    Definitely my favorite skincare brand!! I love the new sensitive range!! And the bum cream is amazing!!!

  2. Salma Sarang

    We love it! We started with the toothpaste snd once we realised how wonderful Pure Beginnings is, we switched over all our products!

  3. Nthabiseng

    I love their range especially the bum cream. My daughter was suffering from severe nappy rash and my friend recommended the pure beginnings bum cream. I’ve been in love ever since.

  4. Nicole young

    I love the pure beginnings brand its so delicate on baby skin the lotion is so soft an smooth most definitely my number 1 product for babies

  5. Zeenat Carrim

    Absolutely love the pure beginnings range ❤️ Lovely natural product which is great for my baby boy

  6. Sune

    From the start Pure Beginnings was the
    Products i used. Still amazing results. The bum cream is my absolute favorite!!!

  7. Vikki

    Pure beginnings have come highly recommended from all my mamma friends. Now commencing on this exciting journey myself I would definitely love to give our little bundle the purest beginning! ⭐️

  8. Khadija Fakir

    I love the entire Pure Beginnings range. I use the Pure Beginnings bum cream on my babies bottoms. We all love it. It keeps any redness away and clears it up really fast. I also use the bum cream on little rashes on their bodies and mosquito bites as well. It works like a bomb for us. When my hands are dry and need some cream I grab the Pure Beginnings bum cream.
    We also use the baby wash, it foams so well. A little goes a long way and the smell is amazing.
    My kids love the toothpaste and enjoy brushing their teeth. What I like about it is that I don’t have to worry if they swallow some yummy toothpaste.
    I only use the Pure Beginnings insect repellant stick for my babies, I apply on their bodies and clothing and my hubby also uses it. It keeps how mozzies away.
    We love all their products, and I always recommend it to other moms. ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Deruschka Govender

    As a new mum you don’t know what to get and so you ask friends and family for advice,which we did and when my daughter skin became dry and patchy I decided to try pb wash and lotion.we have never looked back and even hubby swears by it.eveb with happy rash we tried many products but only pb bum cream and wipes worked to clear it. We also love the toothpaste,bubble bath and teething gel.
    Only the best for our little angel and our whole family loves it???

  10. Mareli Snyman

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Pure Beginnings’ products for my little princess. Her skin and hair are very important to me and I want only the best for her. That is why I choose Pure Beginnings and recommend it to all my friends and family.

  11. Lia

    Love the range. Their toothpaste is a hit with pur toddler and just love everything they have to offer. It’s rare to get great organic products that works with my kids sensitive skin

  12. Lize Buitenweg

    Anything from the Pure Beginnings range has been my “go to” baby shower gift for the last few years – cannot wait to try it myself when our first little one arrives in September!

  13. Lauren Hogarty

    Just love this range! We love the kids bath wash…. We all use it and the smell is amazing!

  14. Anmar

    I just use Pure Beginnings on my little one, love their products ?.

  15. Robyn

    I love how it is on baby’s skin, very soft

  16. Aimee Stander

    Great to find out about a natural local brand!

  17. Megan Gibbons

    I was recommended Pure Beginnings in my antenatal classes and I only use natural, earth-friendly, cruelty-free products on my skin, so why would I use anything else for my new baba xxx

  18. Beaugary

    Awesome to have something natural for our angels sensitive skin … love the message oil for post bath time bonding

  19. Claudia Mc Namee

    I have honestly never tried any pure beginnings product but after reading the blog and some comments I am definitely going to get ordering my baby girl is not a winter baby and her skin gets the worse out of all us Thank you for all the above tips gonna test it asap!

  20. Taneale McFarlane

    Our Pure Beginnings journey started with the Bum Cream – we use Cloth nappies, and it’s one of the few creams safe for Cloth! I love their variety of products, everything from mozzie protection to sensitive skin, and on top of that a product that really does work!

  21. Kristin Hofmeyr

    I have loved every Pure Beginnings product I have bought! From the toothpaste to the shampoo and gorgeous baby products, they are gentle and nourishing. I love that my baby smells so natural!

  22. Ninette

    Have seen this product but never used it. Will be sure to try it out very soon.

  23. Michaela

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Pure Beginnings products. Would love to give it a try. I haven’t used any before but would like to use the baby wash and body lotion.

  24. Jacqui Trinder

    When I first fell pregnant with our son four years ago I was looking for something chemical free and organic ? I love that Pure Beginnings had just launched. Each product has the most incredible smell. The lavender smell of the body lotion reminds me of those tough newborn days and nights when I would massage my little boy and then hold my hands up to my face to sniff the lavender and it would just calm me right down. It’s now the first batch of things I have added to my registry for number 2! It’s a local brand that I know I can totally trust


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