Motherhood vs. Beauty Product Labels – What I Wish I Knew Back Then

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Mom Confession: Whenever Branden was born, I didn’t buy all organic, or mostly organic, like I do now. In fact, I really didn’t know much about it. I didn’t have the resources or knowledge that I do now. Six, almost seven years ago  whenever we were bringing home baby Branden from the hospital, we were living right outside Chris’ military base in Virginia.  We shopped at the commissary, and I have a very vague memory of there being a very teeny, tiny organic section in the grocery store. I never went there. Nor did I know what I know now about beauty product labels.

So then you can image what the baby section looked like. I honestly don’t even think that Gerber started their organic line yet, and if they did, it wasn’t available for purchase there. Gerber was my only option for baby food to purchase, and honestly – the thought never crossed my mind back then to make my own. I also used the products on my sweet baby’s skin that were used on me as a baby, not knowing any better.

Now I know better.

I know now not to always trust what the beauty product labels say, that “all-natural” doesn’t really mean shit, and do my research before ever rubbing anything onto precious baby skin. Whenever we decide to expand our family, you best bet that we will be spending the extra money to protect new baby skin, because we will be making more informed decisions – ones that will never, ever involve Johnson & Johnson.

So, where is this beauty product label awakening coming from?

Well first, these opinions have been hot within me for quite some time. But last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with the new company, Shoosha’s, President, Patricia Di Gasbarro, and that heat turned into fiery flames. Her products are designed for moms and baby, but have been used by the entire families! It is the ONLY USDA Food Grade organic beauty product in existence, and Shoosha is breaking barriers that we all need to be broken.


We put so much time and energy into what is going into our wee one’s mouths, that we overlook the severity of what’s happening with the skin. Unlike food that gets processed through our organs, what is applied to their fresh, new skin, gets immediately absorbed into their blood stream. This fact alone is why, as intelligent, educated, and proactive Mamas, we need to fight to get these products on store shelves everywhere, accessible to all. Learn more here about the Shoosha product line, and how these product are so safe, that you could eat each and every one of them.

Lastly, these are totally products that Mamas of children and babies with allergy friendly needs are yearning for, so don’t hesitate to learn more.

Did you enjoy reading my perspective on this beauty topic? I don’t normally get so rowdy, but this is something that comes from a passionate place within me. Read more about my beauty likes and dislikes HERE.

Fashionably Yours,




  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have never heard of this line, but I am definitely checking it out. I am careful about all the products my kids use.

  2. I started getting into organic products in my early 20s. Over the years, I learned that many companies love to loosely throw the words “all-natural” and “organic”, but the ingredients indicated otherwise. That’s why I pay even more strict attention to the labels.

  3. I commend you for thinking about the whole body, not just what we put inside it. I try to be mindful of the products I purchase, but could definitely do more research.

  4. Wow Shoosha products sounds awesome. It sounds like their company is really health conscious with a very moral approach.

  5. Sounds like an awesome company and products! With every one of my boys I’ve tried to very conscious about what I buy and use but I can always find ways to improve.

  6. I haven’t heard of this line so I’m glad you shared! I’m trying to be more conscious about the products I use.

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