Bringing Up An Eco-Friendly Baby

During pregnancy you become much more aware that almost everything has a way of affecting your baby. Making eco-conscious decisions and incorporating green habits during this time will be the first steps towards bringing up a healthy baby. These days almost every imaginable product or service has a ‘green’ alternative, it can be overwhelming trying to decipher which are actually …

 

 

DIY Face, Wash, Dishcloth

This easy pattern is one from the archives. You don’t need to be a seasoned knitter to whip up a few of these lovely natural cloths. The size, shape and feel makes them perfect to use as a facecloth, a washcloth for baby or you can pop one in the kitchen and use it as a dishcloth. They also make wonderful …

 

 

DIY Natural Baby Bath Wash

A lot of commercial baby bath washes contain an array of toxins, be very careful when buying and make sure you go over labels with a fine-toothed comb. One of the most popular commercial washes is Head to Toe Wash by Nivea; here are a few of the ingredients that I wouldn’t like to bath in myself let alone put on baby: Cocamidopropyl …

 

 

Homemade Natural Yoghurt

A big part of regaining gut health is eating a diet filled with plenty of probiotics, one way to do this is to make your own yoghurt, there’s a lot of different ways you can do this. You can order a starter or use a commercial yoghurt as your starter and use a crockpot, dehydrator, yogurt maker or your oven …

 

 

Natural Deodorant And Your Underarms

I like to avoid commercial antiperspirants as most contain fragrances (and who knows what they are as companies are not required to individually list these) and they all have a major sweat inhibiting ingredient, aluminium salts. Aluminium salts work by creating a chemical reaction with the water in your sweat to form a plug in your sweat duct, thus creating a …

 

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7 Ways To Avoid Phthalates

You all know by now that we need to avoid phthalates because they are endocrine disruptors (which means they interfere with the natural hormones in the body). Unfortunately, these nasty chemicals are lurking in a huge range of products like cling film, children’s toys, plastic containers, personal care products, vinyl, air fresheners, and even some medical devices. While banned from cosmetics, …