Good Clean Fun: Smith & Vandiver

My daughter Annie just turned 6 years old.  She either LOVES to take a bath, because she has new toys or bubbles or bath bombs to make it super fun – or she HATES to take a bath because nothing sounds interesting.  I am always on the lookout for cute new safe bath products for her, so I was totally geeked when Smith & Vandiver sent a little package for us to try.

Smith & Vandiver was founded in 1979 by Alida Stevens.  This company is known for having wholesome, cruelty-free products for both kids and adults that perform exceptionally, and are also completely safe.  How safe?  No parabens or sulfates, no synthetic fragrances, no harsh chemicals, no animal testing, and everything is made from recycled materials and is sustainably manufactured.  How great is that??  The real test for me, though, was Annie.  Would she love the products? Or find them boring and ho-hum?

First up, Dino-Bubbles ($6.99).

Annie isn’t really into dinosaurs, she’s more of a Silly Band/Hannah Montana girl.  However, the packaging really caught her attention.  She was super excited to take a bath.  I found that the bubbles lasted nicely, and they did not dry out her somewhat sensitive skin at all.  It has a pleasant, subtle grape scent.  Annie gave it a big thumbs up.

Next,the Bath Party Fizzy ($1.79)

This is a very nice sized bath fizzy.  Annie LOVED this – it had great fizzing power, and really lasted quite a while for her to play with.  I didn’t tell her there was a surprise inside, so she had great fun discovering the ducky wearing a party hat that appeared when the fizz action was over!  It certainly made the next two baths super easy with the promise of the Dino Fizz Apatosaurus ($1.79)

and the Frog or Prince? Fizzy ($1.79).  (Annie got the frog, much to her delight.)

All the products were a huge hit with Annie, as well as with me.

Affordable, safe, and cute bath products that help make bath time easier – what more could an overworked, tired mom ask for?  You can find these products at grocery stores, chain drug stores, and mass-market retailers all over, as well as online here.  As Annie says – thumbs up!!  – Lisa

Dino-Bubbles ingredients:  Water/Agua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium Cocyl Glutamate, Decyl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Natural Fragrance/Parfum, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate.

Bath Fizzy ingredients:   Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Maltodextrin, Fragrance, Blue 1.

Disclaimer:  Items were PR products sent for consideration for review.  See our disclosure page for more information.


  1. Thanks Annie for your reviews! You look so cute too in these pictures. — Marcia


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