Review on NapiNol Topical Ointment

A few weeks ago, I was asked to try and review a new, all natural topical ointment called NapiNol.  This product promised to heal cracked, dry skin on nursing mothers and babies, so I couldn’t wait to try it.

I’m not getting paid for the following review, I was only sent a 3 ounce container of the product. So, what I’m trying to say is I MEAN every word that I write about this stuff.

With that being said- it is FABULOUS.  Seriously.  I would buy this even if I didn’t have a baby. First of all, the smell is INTOXICATING.  You open the lid and you are surrounded by the most delicious vanilla aroma that I wanted to eat it… Okay- so in a way- I did eat it- I used it as chap stick on my lips.  It didn’t taste as good as it smells, however, it is a DIAPER RASH ointment after all, so I’m not really sure what I expected. 😉   It did make my lips, well, soft as a baby’s bottom though! haha

Graeson has never had a diaper rash (knock on wood), so I have yet to try it for that purpose, but he had a pretty nasty cradle cap going on all over his forehead and scalp.  I applied NapiNol to it twice a day for a week, and POOF- it is ALL GONE.

Also, it isn’t greasy.  It is easy to wipe off of your fingers after applying it.  Before this product arrived, I had been using the Medela Brand Lansinoh for cracked, chapped skin. It was so greasy, I ended up with grease spots all over my shirt and Grae’s outfits after each use- some of which wouldn’t even come out in the wash.

The last thing I love- NapiNol is 100% organic and uses an five ingredients- all natural healers including  beeswax and Coptis chinensis Franch- a fundamental Chinese herb used to treat skin problems, instead of a bunch of chemicals that I can’t pronounce. I feel good about using this on my sensitive skinned, ginger baby. 🙂

NapiNol helps reduce inflammation, fight bacteria, and provide pain relief.

One container costs $21.95, but if you order now, you can save $5.00 off your order.

During checkout, simply enter the coupon code NAPINOL5 in the box.  The total will confirm the discounted price.

If you couldn’t tell- I highly recommend it.

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Lessons on Life #1

Hi Baby,

You are only ten weeks old right now, but I’ve already started my obligatory mommy badgering.  We have deep talks on a regular basis… well, usually I do the talking while you listen intently.  I know you probably wont always want to listen to my words of wisdom, so over the course of your life, I will be hounding you not only in conversations, but also in written words so you can reference them whenever necessary. 😉

Here is your first of many lessons to help you through life:

I am your parent, I am not here to be your friend.  I will push you, discipline you, and teach you right from wrong.  There will be times when I will make you angry and you will resent me. Someday, when you are grown up- you will understand.  That’s actually how I’ll know when you have become a man.  When you understand that everything your Daddy and I do is out of love for you.  Despite this, I promise to ALWAYS RESPECT you and LOVE you UNCONDITIONALLY.  And even though I will PUSH you… I will ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK.

When I was growing up, every now and again my mother was called to my school because I was in trouble or being accused of something. Maybe once? Twice? She always listened to whoever was making the accusation, then asked me for my side.  She ALWAYS believed ME.  And I never abused that trust.  I told her what I did wrong, and I told her when I was completely innocent.

Yes, I was running in the hallway, but no, I was not unsupervised in the orchestra room in fourth grade.  She also informed the principal that she wished he had been so good at keeping her notified of the time I’d ACTUALLY been pushed off the monkey bars on the playground rather than how I COULD have hurt myself or others today.

And then there was the time in high school that I had been accused of printing off COUNTERFEIT parking passes for the high school parking lot.  I was sixteen, overall a good kid, great student and loved school.  I was called down to the school police officer’s office and I happily skipped in thinking I had maybe lost my car keys or something.  I was bombarded by 3 men- the police, the assistant principal of my school, and the athletic director.  They sat me down in a chair while they hovered over me and told me that I was going to be suspended for making parking passes.  I thought I was being pranked.  I had absolutely NO idea what they were talking about.  Finally, after I was in tears, my mom was called.  I thought she was going to kill me.   She was up to that high school in a flash.  She had FIRE in her eyes.  She marched that assistant principal into his office, berated him for intimidating me and not listening to me, then SLAPPED his leg. Yes- SHE ASSAULTED my principal.  (Your Grandma is kind of a bad ass).  She never even asked me my side- she knew by the look in my eyes that I hadn’t been involved.  Dang. Now that is some motherly instinct.  I have never been so proud (or shocked).  That day I learned the REAL meaning of being a Mama Bear and swore that I would have my kids’ backs someday, the same way she had mine.

I want you to know that this is the kind of family that you come from.

Always be honest with me and I will ALWAYS believe you over ANYONE.

Until next time,