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“This is Boyly Soap!” (A Three-year-old’s Product Review Of Dial Kids Body+Hair Wash AND Giveaway)

This morning, bright and early, our three-year-old son, Ezra, came bounding into our room. He heard the shower and knew his Daddy was in there. Immediately I heard, “Daddy, can I take a shower, too? Can I use my new soap that smells good?” He was so excited when my husband said yes. Ezra usually showers at night, so both of us had a good chuckle over his exuberance to not only shower, but to insist on using his new body wash.
DialKidsBodyWashPurexInsider While in the shower, Ezra was declaring how much he loved his new soap. It has this awesome peach smell so I can understand why he liked it so well. While washing, it was mentioned that it doesn’t smell like “girly” soap but that it just smells clean to which Ezra exclaimed, “Yeah, it’s not girly soap, it’s “boyly” soap! :-)

Are any of you wondering about this body wash that Ezra is enjoying so much? As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am a Purex Insider and this program sends me different products to try for free in exchange for an honest review of their product. My family is truly enjoying this latest round of products. I am pleased to share with you that the Dial brand has created the NEW Dial Kids Body & Hair Wash for two different age groups so our children can have age-appropriate cleansing products to meet their specific skin needs. The two age groups are 2+ (which is for ages 2 to 5) and 6+ (created for ages 6 to 10). Ezra is three so his 2+ body wash comes in this fabulous peach scent called Peachy Clean (in the white bottle pictured). It was made for children who have outgrown the traditional newborn soaps, but are not yet ready for adult strength body and hair wash. I know he said it was “boyly” and not “girly” but trust me, moms and dads, when I tell you that your daughter will smell like a sweet little peach and her skin will be so soft. I could smell Ezra before he got out of the shower. I think Dial needs to make a lotion in the same scent. It’s great! Ezra also didn’t cry about soap getting into his eyes both times that he’s used this so far AND his hair is shiny. Seriously, since he was in the shower, a picture would have been inappropriate but I wish I could have captured his joy over taking another shower just to use his new soap. The 2-in-1 formula was designed to make shampooing and body washing easy and speedy, according to Dial, but I wonder if they knew it would make kids WANT to get clean!?! One thing I discovered about the product is that it was developed with pediatric dermatologists. My kiddos have sensitive skin like their momma so a dermatologist’s backing is appreciated.

I happen to also have an almost-seven-year-old in my house so Purex Insiders also sent me the 6+ variant to try. The 6+ body and hair wash boasts to mildly cleanse the skin without drying it out. We were sent Watery Melon. Berry Cool is another scent said to be on the shelves soon for the 6+ age category. Ella was thrilled with her body wash, as well. No, she didn’t beg for extra showers, but she was extremely excited to toss her current body wash away. It was supposed to smell like Strawberries and Cream but the strawberries must have gone bad in that bottle. She hated that stuff and it was supposed to soften her skin, but I can’t say that I’ve noticed any such results. So, she eagerly opened the bottle of Dial Kids Watery Melon Body+Hair Wash and went to work. The smell was pleasing, but not overpowering and there was a great lather. It didn’t take much of the product to get the job done, either. Now Ella has what we call “Rapunzel hair” meaning that it is super long so we have been using certain shampoos and conditioners for her specific hair needs. We decided to just use this new product for body wash. But, if we were on a trip I would not hesitate to use this on her hair, as well, since I’ve seen positive results with Ezra’s use of his Dial Kids Body+Hair Wash. Both age-appropriate formulas report to be tear free, hypoallergenic, contain no artificial dyes or added parabens and are Ph balanced.

Below is a picture of my sweet, smelling cuties on Easter Sunday! :-)


I’m sure, by now, you’re thinking that this is a nice review but how can you get a free bottle of this stuff to try on your own munchkin!?! Well, Purex Insiders hooked me up with some coupons for FREE full-sized bottles of these great Body+Hair Washes to give away to my readers. At the bottom of this blog post you will see all the ways that you can earn entries to my giveaway (they’re easy, no worries).

I also want to mention that the Dial brand will be hosting a sweepstakes along with their release of the New Dial Kids Hair+Body Wash. I will let you know more details when they are shared with me. I do know that one grand prize winner will receive $1,000, while 250 winners will receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Dial Kids Hair+Body Wash. But, why wait for that sweepstakes. Start entering my giveaway for a chance to win your own coupon for a FREE bottle NOW!

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This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents at this time.


*Disclaimer: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of the Dial Kids Body+Hair Wash and coupons in exchange for an honest review of their product. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the Dial brand.

Dial Holiday Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash

I am a Purex Insider and had a fun opportunity to try a new Antibacterial Holiday Foaming Hand Wash from Dial! My kids loved trying out this product! The bottles had cute holiday designs on them. We received one with Santa on it and the other was red with festive trees. The antibacterial soap is red in the bottle so the foam is pink and it smells fresh and fruity. The funny thing is, we couldn’t figure out what the scent actually was. It may have been cranberry, but I’m still not so sure. I looked all over the bottle for an actual name to the scent but there was none to be had. Personally, I wouldn’t choose a bottle of soap without looking at the scent. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased soap for it’s physical appearance only, even if the bottles are as cute as the ones we’ve received. I think Dial would help it’s customers out if they added the name of the scent to the package. This really is the only criticism I have of the product, though. The foaming hand wash bottle dispensed the perfect amount of soap per hand washing and the pump worked EVERY time! I appreciated that the soap was antibacterial, yet it didn’t dry out our skin. We just ran out of our first bottle that we’ve had for about 3 to 4 weeks. Considering I have little kids who wash their hands A LOT, I would say it went very far. :-) My three year old son keeps talking about how great the soap is! I’ve appreciated this campaign to try and review this product. Thank you Dial and Purex for sending me the free bottles of foaming hand wash.

What’s your favorite hand wash or soap? Do you have a favorite scent or brand that you always buy? Share in the comment section below.

Disclaimer: Dial and Purex sent me this product to try at no expense to myself, yet these opinions of the product are completely my own.

Purex Plus Oxi Product Review

I am a Purex Insider and I had the opportunity to try their latest detergent Purex Plus Oxi! This stuff is GREAT! I am already a fan of Purex detergents because they smell great, clean well, fight stains and are much better priced than other brands boasting of the same stain-fighting prowess. Regular Purex does such a great job that I usually wait to use their special stuff for those garments that I’ve been avoiding due to the stains they contain. Just a week or so ago my daughter set me up for the perfect way to challenge Purex Plus Oxi to see if it could pass the test…

The school nurse called me before noon on a Wednesday to inform me that Ella, 6 years old, had fallen from the top of the Spider (a domed-monkey-bar-looking piece of playground equipment) and landed face first in the tanbark (mulch). She managed to bust her lip, loosen further some loose teeth and banged up her nose. According to her teacher, blood was spurting out but Ella couldn’t quite see the amount of blood so she couldn’t give me those details. I’m thankful for her teacher since the realization of said blood would have probably caused my child to panic. She was fine after getting cleaned up by the nurse with only a coat full of mulch and some blood stained gloves to bring home. The coat was hopeless, but I looked at those gloves and decided Purex Plus Oxi could tackle this problem. Then I got distracted and came back to the open washing machine and started a cold, gentle cycle for the kids’ nicer clothing. I added the Purex Plus Oxi that was sitting in plain reach and then tossed the gloves in with the clothes. As I shut the lid I realized that I didn’t pre-set the stain with the detergent nor did I use any type of warm water. Oops! It was too late so I let the cycle go. I was surprised and extremely pleased to find those gloves sparkling clean WITHOUT any trace of blood! :-) That blood had been dried on there, too!

I don’t need to tell you how sold I am on this product! It works as a pre-treater, too, when one actually remembers to do it! Once again the Purex brand has not let me down! They have yet to create an inferior product! Better yet, I can still afford their products, use less of it and still gain great results. I’m not one to be brand loyal, but when the brand you like is actually one of the best priced on the shelves (with or without a coveted coupon) why try another?? Have you tried Purex? What are your favorite products from their line of detergents and softeners? Is there another brand you prefer? Share with us in the comment section below.

I’d like to thank Purex for allowing me to be a Purex Insider and for sending me Purex Plus Oxi to review! See another review of a great Purex product HERE!

Purex sent me this product to review but the opinions are all my own.

Honey Bunches of Oats Review

We love cereal in this house. My kids started on good ol’ plain Cheerios and preferred the plain stuff for a very long time. It took awhile for the “grown up” cereals to be tried and even now, they will usually pick something more kid-friendly like Honey Nut Cheerios or Frosted Mini Wheats. Of course, what I have in the house also correlates with what I had a coupon for and what was on sale sometime in the last three months. :-) With this deep appreciation for cereal, I was thrilled to be asked to review Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted as a Purex Insider. Up until now I have been reviewing laundry detergent, but I am excited to review even more products as an Insider. Honey Bunches of Oats isn’t a new cereal, but they keep coming out with more flavor varieties. They have also added more of those tasty granola bunches to every box (my favorite part)! I was sent the Honey Roasted variety and it was absolutely fabulous. Crunchy flakes and sweet oat clusters were marvelous with my morning coffee. Plus, it doesn’t have any high fructose corn syrup, yet boasts of 10 whole grains (wheat, oat, corn and rice). Nutritious and great tasting are sometimes hard to come by in the same box of breakfast cereal. I also discovered that it only has 6 grams of sugar. Our beloved Honey Nut Cheerios has 9 grams! Before being asked to review this product I had a great coupon which allowed me to try the new Fruit Blends with Banana flakes and Blueberry oat clusters and they are also yummy!

Today I was eating a bowl of the Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted when my 6 year old asked if she could try some. When she declared that she wanted more, my two year old had to get in on the action. Both children not only had seconds, but they were disappointed to find out that was the end of the box. I happened to have another variety on hand (the Fruit Blends with Peach flakes and Raspberry clusters) and they declared this variety very good, as well. My husband even had a bowl after watching our kids devour this great tasting and healthy cereal. My entire family gives the Honey Bunches of Oats cereals two thumbs up. :-)

Want to learn more about Honey Bunches of Oats?? Go on over to their Facebook Page by clicking HERE. There is also a link to a $1 off coupon on their facebook page. Coupled with a sale and that coupon you could get this cereal for a very decent price.

Post provided a box of Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted and product coupons via Purex Insiders, but the opinions of this product are solely my own.