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Mother Essentials: Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden of Mini Bloom

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

“The juggle” is something Los Angeles-based mother Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden knows well. In addition to having two kiddos under her belt, as of just a few months ago, she’s also got two bustling businesses to manage. The first is Goldfaden MD, a cult-followed, dermatologist-driven, plant-powered skincare line for adults, of which Lauren acts as VP of Sales. The second biz, Mini Bloom, which she launched on her own in November 2020, is a must-have eco-conscious line of skincare products for the whole family (babies on up!) that’s rooted in nature and backed by botanical science. From Hallelujah Nipple Balm and Toot Toot Balm (a.k.a. diaper rash relief) to the popular bathtime duo Fresh N’ Clean and Knots Be Gone, the new range or products are as witty (and adorably packaged) as they are effective. Find out more about ’em—and Lauren’s other top Mother Essentials of the moment—below!

Magnesium Bath Soak. “After a long, stressful day, I love to run a bath and wind down (alone). This magnesium soak is beyond relaxing and smells beautiful. 30 minutes in the tub resets my mind and body.” Fortifying Magnesium Soak, $36, Nature of Things. 

Barefoot Dreams Socks. “What can I say, these super soft socks are what dreams are made of! My toes stay warm all day and night.” Barefoot Dreams Cozychic in the Wild Socks, $18, Bare Necessities

The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete.This sweet series is about a little girl who travels the world with her parents and stuffed sloth. It’s one of our favorites at the moment.” The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete, $17.99 each, Shop Ashima.

Lunya Joggers. “I live in these joggers! Lunya is the perfect balance of cozy and luxury. And—back when traveling was a thing—I’d never go anywhere without my silk PJ set!” Dreamy Wool Fleece High Rise Jogger, $148, Lunya. 

Ooly.Everything Ooly creates is so fun, imaginative, and innovative! I stock my kids’ desk and travel backpacks with the colorful art supplies. Plus, they make great birthday gifts!” Ooly Lil’ Pods Watercolor with Brush, $9.99, Amazon. 

Poppy Undies. “There’s something empowering about wearing your favorite pair of underwear. These embroidered panties come in the cutest designs, and I can never resist supporting other women-owned businesses!” Embroidered Underwear, $50, Poppy Undies.

Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub. “I simply can’t live without the Doctor’s Scrub. It leaves my skin smooth, bright, and glowy. If I had to choose my favorite beauty product in the entire world, this would be it!” Goldfaden M.D. Doctor’s Scrub Exfoliator, $38, Credo.

Shop 1212 PJs.  “I’m always looking for adorable PJ sets and these are made with the softest, 100% organic, non-toxic fabric. And they come in the cutest designs ever!” The Nightly Pajama Set, $52, Shop 1212. 

Magna-Tiles. “My kids play and create for hours with these magnetic tiles. They’re a playroom favorite and a perfect gift for any age.” Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, $45.99, Amazon. 

Polaroid Camera. “I love to have these around my house so I can capture those special, random moments in an instant.” Polaroid Originals Now I-Type Instant Camera, $99.99, Amazon

Mini Bloom.I was inspired to create this brand when my children were born. Every product is formulated with clean, natural, and organic ingredients, dermatologist-tested, and won’t irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.” Fresh N’ Clean 2-in-1 Hair + Body Wash, $24.50, Mini Bloom; Knots Be Gone Hair Detangling Treatment, $24.50, Mini Bloom.

Eco Birdy. “I love everything this sustainable brand stands for. All of the furniture is made of transformed, forgotten toys, so old plastics get a new life. And the aesthetic is so stylish and functional.” ecoBirdy Charlie Chair, $199, Maisonette.

Sakara Beauty Water.I am a firm believer that beauty starts from within, so I am always adding Sakara’s Beauty Water drops to my water throughout the day. They’re loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep my skin hydrated and glowing.” Beauty Water Drops, $39, Sakara. 

Colugo Diaper Tote. “I’m always lugging a million things around for my kids and these make for the best ‘catch all’ bags. The best part? The interior is waterproof and wipeable!” The Diaper Tote, $95, Colugo. 

Melissa Wood Health. “I love MWH workouts. She makes it so easy to fit them into my busy schedule and it always feels like I am getting in a good workout anytime, anywhere.” MelissaWoodHealth.com

For more Mother Essentials, peep our past columns with Brave + Kind Bookshop owner Bunnie Hilliard, TV personality Leslie Antonoff, author Rio Cortez, Kido Chicago owner Keewa Nurullah, small-space mama Laura Fenton, Citizens of Humanity creative director Marianne McDonald, Curasalve founder Kelley Williams, Trade Street Jam Co. founder Ashley Rouse, Weelicious and One Potato founder Catherine McCord, interior designer Susan Work, author Tiffany Dufu, Les Gamins founder Veronique Nguyen, Lonny editor Angela Tafoya, Wiley Body founder Vanessa Wade, designers Anna WallackCynthia RowleyRebecca Atwood, and Dana HaimOlympian Alysia Montano, cookbook author Hetal Vasavada, model and muse Slick Woods, wellness influencer Joanne Encarnacion, author LaTonya Yvetteand many, many more!

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  1. We love MiniBloom’s baby care line, so it’s wonderful to see Lauren featured here! Thank you too for including The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete!

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