So True Naturals Liquid Castile Soap

In case you haven’t discovered this by now, I’m a HUGE fan of So True Naturals 100% Castile Soaps. They’re the only local brand I know that uses 100% olive oil in their bath products. I love them so much that I did a photo essay on the process here a few years ago.

I have to be honest that Castile soaps aren’t for everyone. They don’t lather as much as your usual bar and have a tendency to get mushy if not placed on a very good soap dish.

So you can imagine how excited I was to try So True’s latest product: a liquid version.

So trueMade with the finest olive oil, this soap is so gentle that it can be used on baby skin. In fact, I switched my son from a pricey French brand to the unscented version for his rather sensitive skin and it really works just as well.

Each bottle costs 440PHP and comes in a variety of scents:

  • lavender
  • peppermint
  • pomegranate
  • verbena
  • unscented (best for newborns and toddlers)

I highly recommend giving this liquid soap a try if:

  • you want a soap that’s not drying
  • you or your children have sensitive skin
  • you believe in local products that use only the finest ingredients
  • you’re looking for something affordable yet effective.

Learn about So True Naturals through their:

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Product photo taken my awesome photography partner Pat Martires. Check out his:

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3rd Mompreneur Summit


I was recently invited to attend my first Mompreneur Summit and have to say that it was more than worth it to spend a Saturday afternoon listening to inspiring stories and advice shared by a selected number of speakers. The snap above was taken while I was asking a question during the Q&A portion of the event.

The 3rd MOMPRENEUR SUMMIT Poster Final LR-2

Janice Villanueva-opening remarks 2Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva is the power woman behind Mommy Mundo, the company that has successfully ran this event for three years now.

Here are some quotes from the speakers of this year’s summit that stuck with me:

Hindy Weber Tantoco“Giving our children quality experiences is a priority for my husband and I. Not things they can buy or watch.” – Hindy Weber-Tantoco, Founder Holy Carabao Farms & The Fun Farm

Rose Fausto“Buy luxury items only if you can afford to buy at least ten pieces of it.” - Rose Fres-Fausto, Financial Expert/ FQ advocate

Mia Fausto-Cruz“Invest in amazing packaging (for your brand). You’d be surprised how many products we’ve been unable to feature because of this.” – Mia Fausto-Cruz, editor-in-chief of Smart Parenting

Eileen Juan 1“You can never teach values. But you can always teach skills.” (tips on choosing her team), Eileen Juan, Founder & CEO of The Picture Company

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo“You will never feel successful in your business, if you’re not successful at home.” Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, owner of Happy Skin Cosmetics

Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez“If you want to get into entrepeneurship, you have to make the jump, do it wholeheartedly 100%.” - Jacque Yuenchian-Guttierrez, owner of Happy Skin Cosmetics

Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso“Eliminate your guilt (for being a working mom), guilt will just make you stay stuck in a middle ground. When you spend time with your children choose quality over quantity. You know it’s quality when even you’re having fun and the kids fondly remember it. ” – Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso, Country Manager of Luxasia Philippines

3rdMompreneurSummit-714Thank you again to Janice and the rest of the team at Mommy Mundo for the invite. Till next year!

For more information on Mommy Mundo Events please check their:

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(All photos courtesy of Mommy Mundo)


Mommy Treats & Kate Baked Cookies

Gearing up for breastfeeding just got a lot more delicious with these yummy nursing treats stuffed with galactagogues like oats, fenugreek, and malunggay.

Top left: my favorite brownies from Mommy Treats. I enjoyed these while nursing Fin and plan to do the same with baby # 2. They’re so good you won’t believe they’re not naughty!

Bottom right: malunggay chocolate chip cookies from Kate Baked Cookies. Rich and chewy. Definitely perfect with a tall glass of almond milk. In fact, Kate is offering a promo of cookies and a pairing with Juice Hut almond milk. Check out their site for more details.

Ps: Both brands make the perfect gifts for new moms.