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 Betaine (associated with irritation and allergic contact dermatitis), Sodium Myreth Sulfate (detergent and surfactant), Parfum …

 

 

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 as the incubator. I’ve already got a yoghurt maker that Lucas gave me one year …

 

 

Make Your Own Cough Drops

There’s nothing worse than a sore throat and cough, yet some cough drops you can buy can be a bit nasty with additions like artificial colours and fructose. These are not great to ingest anyway, but it’s even worse when your immune system is working over time. The good news is that it’s really easy to make your own cough drops at home using natural ingredients that are totally safe. This recipe is easy to make: you can whip …

 

 

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 blockage that stops you from perspiring. Personally, I would prefer to minimise product related chemical reactions …

 

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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, toiletries and toys in the EU, these chemicals are found in make-up and perfume in …