When I attended my first Natural Products Expo #ExpoWest a few years ago, I ran into a product called Healthy HooHoo. It was a line of feminine wash products, and my sarcasm meter went up. I was intrigued. Before you scoff, their genesis story is pretty not-funny. A friend of the founder’s was diagnosed with cancer and discovered parabens in her breast tissue.
When the PR team pitched me, I was close to delivering Baby Spawn. I knew that I was going to bleed like a stuck pig after birth, and hey guess what? I did. And guess what else? You have to use maxipads. Talk about feeling like a 14-year old again… (Google “lochia” if you’re not too squeamish about blood and uteruses.)
Because stitches, y’all.
The team at Healthy Hoohoo sent me sample packs of the wipes which I took with me in the baby bag. In the earlier weeks, they came in handy when I couldn’t get to a shower immediately.
While Health HooHoo is marketed to the general femaleÂ population, it’s worked well as a postpartum care product as well.Â I’ve been using Healthy HooHoo’s foaming cleanser because it’s super gentle and pH balanced. The cleanser doesn’t irritate my *ahem* stitchesÂ or dry out my peri area.Â Long story short, I had tearing during labor and had to get stitches. Add this to the whole bleeding thing and it’s not a pretty picture.
Knowing that this was formulated for the vag area was a plus for me. If you’re a new mom, I bet you can imagine what I was dealing with in the shower postpartum. Gentle, non-irritating ingredients were (are) very important. I was dealing with pain, stitches, breastfeeding issues, new mom “baby blues'” and extreme sleep deprivation. The one place I found some respite was the shower.
Outside of the postpartum care, Healthy HooHoo would be aÂ niftyÂ addition to your shower caddy in your gym bag.
Healthy HooHoo contains:
- green tea
- cucumber extract
- pomegranate extract
They’re also made in the USA – bonus!
Healthy HooHoo does NOT contain:
- SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) – this is what is usually in many cleansers (even the ones you use now)
- synthetic colors or fragrances
Where can you buy Healthy HooHoo:
- Drugstore.comÂ – At time of writing this post, the wash and foaming cleanser are a little cheaper than Amazon!
- Use their store locator to find a store nearest you!
If you’re a new mom or an expectant mom, consider adding Healthy HooHooÂ to your baby (mama) registry. (There’ll be another post in the future about stuff to buy/gift to expectant moms… when I have time to write…)
Disclosure:Â Product was provided for consideration/review. I was under no obligation to review; this is my honest opinion. Post contains affiliate links.