I’m a fragrance junkie and, like many women, my obsession with scent began at my mother’s dressing table. But although I’ve been dousing myself in my mum’s perfumes since I was little, I must admit I had a knee-jerk reaction when I first heard about Khush-boo fragrances for babies and kids.
Fragrances for babies? Why? Babies smell incredible already. Scientists have even found that the smell of a newborn is as addictive as drugs for new mums! What could compete with that?
But then I thought about all the ways in which babies don’t always smell too fresh (ahem). And also how I loved smothering my own babes in coconut oil after a bath (and still do), because coconut oil has so many wonderful properties, including its delicious scent.
What really sold me on Khush-boo fragrances for kids is that each fragrance is made from 100% natural ingredients, with essential oils blended with coconut oil as a base. Far from the cheap, synthetic ‘kiddie perfumes’ you might find on the market, Khush Boo fragrances are certified to be safe for babies and children to wear on their sensitive skin. No animal testing, no parabens, no irritants.
Krishna, the mama behind Khush-boo, created this line with her daughter in mind, after seeing how much she loved to copy her mum by spraying on her perfumes. Khush Boo sent us some samples and the babes didn’t hesitate to dab themselves all over (the full size fragrance bottles come with roller balls that are easy for kids to apply).
Sunshine, Rainbow and Angels
Khush Boo means ‘beautiful fragrance’ in Hindi and every scent is alluring in its own way. I love vanilla and the Khush Boo ‘Spiced Vanilla’ fragrance (fruity notes, vanilla and cardamom) is lick-your-wrist yummy. Jed tried ‘Magic’ first and couldn’t stop sniffing himself, but Ezra was drawn to delicious ‘Sunshine’ — ‘because I’m a sunshine baby’. Jed then discovered the heady scent called ‘Rainbow’ and declared that one belonged to him.
I’ve had talks with the babes about the concept of a sunshine baby (born before a loss), rainbow baby (born after a loss) and angel baby (a baby in heaven). So I was really touched that they made that connection. Khush-boo also has a fragrance called ‘Angels’ and I think it would make a thoughtful gift for families like ours who have experienced miscarriage or baby loss.
Khush-boo fragrances would make lovely and unique gifts for kids — girly girls will adore them, but they have unisex appeal. Even if you’re not keen on putting them on your baby, there are plenty of fun ways to use these fragrances, whether it’s for everyday or a special occasion. Try dabbing ‘Lavender’ scent on a pillow to help kids drift to sleep or ‘Rose’ on a lightbulb to diffuse fragrance in the bedroom. Or just wear it yourself… that ‘Spiced Vanilla’ is irresistible!
Support Khush-boo on Indiegogo
Khush Boo has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and they’re just over halfway towards their goal of raising £5000. You can support the Khush-boo dream from as little as a £5 pledge. For £10 you’ll get your own full size fragrance plus a sample of your choice, and there are more rewards for bigger pledges. Visit http://igg.me/at/khushboo to find out how you can help bring this product to market!
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