Four Cow Farm Giveaway

by Veronica on April 17, 2012

in Blogging

This is not a sponsored post. I am doing this entirely because I love the products and the ethos of Four Cow Farm.

A while ago, Delphinia from Four Cow Farm got in touch with me and asked if I wanted to trial some of their skin products. After reading the information she gave me, I was eager to try some, because sensitive skin and regular skin-care products do not mix.

“Our little family enterprise started with my mum-in-law who began making them for my two little ones (who are now 4-and-a-half and almost-3. When they were babes.

My daughter (who’s the 4-and-a-half-year-old) developed eczema as a baby and Nanna basically began making very gentle, all-natural washes, creams and balms to help soothe her very stressed skin. I’d tried all sorts of fancy brands but nothing seemed to work, and I basically turned to my mum-in-law in desperation!

She’s a former midwife and is a huge natural remedies advocate (you should see her veggie/herb patch) and she began cooking them up right on her kitchen stove. We started giving them away to family and friends and it’s basically grown from there, mainly through word of mouth and mummies (and daddies) who’ve tried the products.”

Del sent them out and in the middle of absolute chaos here, I started using them.

First, the baby wash in Amy’s hair. Made from saponified olive oil, it is extra pure and incredibly gentle. I was immediately won over (as you can tell, because I’m writing about it here!) by how soft and silky Amy’s hair was afterwards.

Her hair stayed clean for over a week and the tangles that usually plagued our mornings pretty much disappeared. Unlike other “gentle” baby shampoos that I had tried, this one didn’t leave a residue, or give her dandruff. I was incredibly impressed.

I am so impressed in fact that I will be packing this in my hospital bag for use on my newborn. So much gentler than regular baby wash, or shampoo.

I’ve been using the baby lotion on my skin – pregnancy makes me itch – and it’s soothing and lovely smelling.

Isaac has been trialling the nappy cream for us and so far, no complaints from him, or me. Him not complaining is a big deal.

All in all, I am loving the Four Cow Farm products. They’re gentle, all natural, soothing and absolutely amazing value for money. Not to mention, the products are all made on the farm still, which uses 100% green energy, and is part of the “Land for Wildlife” scheme. Definitely an Australian producer worth supporting!

Because I enjoyed the products so much, Four Cow Farm have offered me three Baby Kits to give away. Unfortunately you can’t make your own baby out of them, but you CAN make the baby you’ve got smell good. Kits contain one bottle each of Baby Wash, Nappy Cream, Baby Oil and Baby Lotion.

And if you happen to not have children, I have been *ahem* using these products on myself as much as I have been on the kids.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me who would be using these products in your house?

Competition ends 1st of May. Only open to postal addresses within Australia.

If you’re not successful in winning a kit, or you’d like to buy something from the Four Cow Farm online store, they’re offering a 15% discount to readers who enter the competition, valid for a month. Just enter code “SWWSFARM” at checkout.

And the winners are…

Congratulations Marion, Mrs Kwong and Lyndal! I shall be in touch.

Wehaf April 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’d be using these, except for the nappy cream – I’d give that to my friend who recently had a baby.

Sharon A. April 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’d say we’d all use it here, adults and kids alike! I could think of a use for each and every one of us, be it for dry skin, rashes or simply washing.

Kristy April 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

thank you for posting about these products – I’ve been trying to decide on alternative to all the commercial chemically laden baby products for my newborn son without having to start making my own. I’d probably even make my husband use them too because no one is too manly to have dry skin!

Kathy April 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Ooooooo, I would love to try these. Both E and C get dreadful cradle cap still and none of the regular products work at all; I like the sound of the body wash very much for them. I also get scaly dermatitis and would love to try the lotion on myself. The nappy cream would go to my cousin who’s just had a baby, and the baby oil might be saved to use as a massage oil…

Jenny April 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Our newest addition to the family would get the most use, today he is 8 days old. But I would also love to find something to help the cradle cap on my 17mo. I love the packaging they have used.

Marion April 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

As my first baby is due on Wednesday I’ll be using them for him to combat canberra’s awful clomate – but I can’t guarantee I won’t also give them a go :)

elixr April 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

My delightfully sensitve-skinned 3 year old would be the main user of these products. She’s unfortunately inherited my tendency towards allergies times about a billion and has been breaking out in a variety of lovely rashes/ skin peels since she was a few weeks old. We’re generally a K-Mart budget household (sole parent who works PT/studies) so I don’t usually use expensive/ boutique products for either of us, but these look divine. Plus I love giving support to a good cottage industry product, I suspect if we don’t win I will be checking out the website ;)

Kylie Lang April 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I would LOVE to be able to pass these on to my Sister in law for my adorable 3mnth old Nephew :-) I am big on TRYING to use ‘natural’ products, especially on small children…and if she turns them down, I would happily use them on my chemical sensitive EDS skin!

Fiona April 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

My sister would use them all, like you, with a couple of kids in nappies, stretchy skin etc. She’d love em

Fine April 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Ooh, that sounds like such a lovely company! Is this giveaway open for oversea readers too? If so, I would really use these for myself, since I have so incredibly sensitive skin that it makes me crazy sometimes – but I might share with the sister of my partner, whose daughter has neurodermatitis, allergies and so on…

river April 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

for a minute there I thought you were giving away a farm….

I would definitely like to try these, I have dry skin and I’m often itchy, plus I have really dry grey patches on my knees and these products might help with that.

Rebecca April 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

We have 4 girls the youngest 18mths the eldest 9yrs and live in remote WA, our water is very “hard” leaving everyone’s skin dry and hair crispy!
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give away, off to check out their webite

Peter April 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I know there probably not many blokes who find themselves here but my missus got me caught up reading some of the blogs she frequents…when I saw this I had to enter…not sure if she has seen this today.

Kylie has EDS which has made her skin quite sensitive to chemicals – she is always looking for ‘new’ natural products to try to keep her skin moisturised and soft so it doesn’t tear. I would like to give them to her to try if I am chosen…

Carley April 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’m 19 weeks pregnant, and I have the worst skin ever. From eczema, to yeast, to dry patches, and sensitivity to everything. I am only going to assume my baby will be blessed with my skin! I’d love to try a product that would actually be beneficial for all of us!!

Jessica April 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Hi Veronica, I’d have to say that Joshie would be wearing the nappy cream – still being in nappies and the me and the girls would love to try out the wash and lotion as we all have wuite sensitive skin.
I liked your post about the products very much, it is good to hear about what works for others. Have a great week.

Jessica April 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

ooops a few spelling errors above but I am sure you have already figured out that the wuite was meant to say “quite”

Angela April 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Hi Veronica,
 
First of all, I look forward to reading your column when I wake up in the morning.  
I am the mum of 2 very energetic boys aged 4 & 7 (the elder having ASD).
 
If I was the lucky winner, I would actually use the Four Cow Farm products on myself initially (but also the boys) as I have had a very itchy sensitive scalp for the last few years. I did find a product which assisted (Moo Goo) but its not cheap at $17 a bottle to re-purchase.
 
Thanks for your kind consideration.

Ms Kwong April 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

my precious baby! i would like her to have the best of everything! :)

Laura April 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

These sound amazing. My one year old would be the primary beneficiary of these- she has sensitive skin and I prefer to use natural products on her. I think I’d also like to try them too- as winter approaches, my skin is definitely feeling a lot drier!

Bec S April 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I would use these for the whole family – but mainly for my 3 year old- who reacts to chemicals.

Linda Stewart April 19, 2012 at 6:20 am

I would use them on the babies in my house. :)

Ruth P April 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I would use it on my beloved hubby who has terrible skin due to medication he is on. It would really lovely to be able to bless him with something as nice as these products!

Beet April 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ooooo! I know someone who would love these to try

Natalie Blanch April 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

My 16mo daughter would be the lucky one to be using these products. But while we’re in the bath together.. I think I’d be using them too!

Lyndal April 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Soon I’ll have 3 kids under 4 so they would the ones benefiting from this wonderful generous prize…though I want to give them a try too ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracey G April 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My 2yo son has eczema and we’ve had trouble finding a product which eases the discomfort and makes the eczema go away. The most effective product we’ve found so far distresses him as it’s put on so I definitely want to find something better.

Since his eczema first appeared I have discovered that the occasional itchy rash I’ve been getting for years (most of my life) on my arms and wrists is eczema too!

So that means both of us would make good use of them.

Thanks for offering this giveaway, Veronica.

Karen Nelson April 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I am due to have a baby in November and as i am already the mother of 4 sensitive skin children i would love to give these items a try especially with the new bub it might save the trouble of finding something that is suitable for use on it’s delicate skin =) Great giveaway idea!

Melinda April 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I would love these to give as a gift to my boss, who has a small boy with many skin conditions. I think she will be able to understand that their are some wonderful products available for babies who have such troubled skin. It might make him feel ‘normal’ for a little while..

Michelle V April 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

I’d give these to my sister who is pregnant with her second baby, and going through a very tough time with everything. Her marriage is breaking down around her, she has had a couple of complications with the pregnancy, and she is suffering dry and itchy skin on top of it all. This would be a lovely little treat to show her that I’m thinking of her.

Mary Preston April 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I think we will all be using these in one capacity or another. Beautiful , natural products to share.

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