As a huge advocate of restoring the microbiome, I was thrilled to try Mother Dirt skin products! Mother Dirt products restore and maintain good bacteria on the skin. In our culture, we are very big on sanitizing and cleanliness. However, there are beneficial bacteria in dirt that help to maintain the health of our skin! I try not to shower too frequently or use soaps that can strip away all bacteria, and leave us open to skin issues. I was thrilled to find a product that can make me feel clean, yet restore the delicate balance of flora on the skin. The packaging these products came in was very beautiful! I almost didn’t want to open them up. 🙂
The products we tried were the shampoo, the cleanser, and the AO Mist.
The shampoo comes out in a foam with a pump. I have 2 little boys and I used it to wash their hair a couple times a week. They HATE having any type of soap in their hair. This product was lightweight, and had a nice clean and mild scent. The best part was that it didn’t drip all over and into their eyes. It was easy to control, and foamed up nicely. It left their hair very soft and “clean” feeling. I’m happy because of the good bacteria we are putting back onto their skin. My older son struggles with scalp issues and skin build-up on his scalp. We try to avoid most products on him. We used this in his hair several times, and it did not cause any issues for him. We are very happy with the shampoo and plan to continue to use it!
The cleanser is also foaming and mild. I liked to use it for shaving! I rarely like to use soaps of any kind. This did not feel like a soap. It was very gentle, and worked great to shave with. I was happy to not be stripping my skin of beneficial bacteria while shaving my legs. It’s always been a struggle to find something that I felt comfortable with using!
Finally the AO mist is an all-over body mist to restore microbiome on the skin. We all struggle with dry skin here in Upstate NY winters. I sprayed it on myself and the boys after our bath. It feels like a mist of water, but leaves the skin feeling very soft! As I am working to balance my hormones, I sometimes struggle with neck acne before my cycle. I am working with a Functional Medicine provider to balance my hormones. I started misting this on my face and neck and noticed a huge difference this cycle! I also CrossFit and take hot yoga. I don’t always have time to shower right after, do to hungry kids or a dog that needs walking. This mist actually kills off the bad bacteria in sweat, and replenishes good bacteria. This is great for people who struggle with sweat-induced acne!
As an advocate of primal living, and caring about our beneficial bacteria (we all should be), this is a must have product line. For me, it takes away the anxiety of what to use for both myself and my children. I’m thrilled that this product has been developed, and plan to continue to use it for my family! I give this product line 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!