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Safe Summer Fun in the Sun For Kids

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So I had started another blog focusing on children but have found that one of my blogs always gets ignored so I will be slowly combining the two and expanding the content area of this blog. I always have a million ideas for posts and they are not always skin care centered, but they are always naturally focused. I will still be posting tons of skin care tips, tricks, and DIY’s but there is just so much more that I am passionate about and want to share with ya’ll!

It is time for summer fun and you know what that means; outdoors, fresh 13430-Reflect2air, water, and sun, lots and lots of sun! But choosing what products to use on your little ones skin can be difficult.

So many products out there nowadays are packed with harmful chemicals. So here is a list of products that are safe and natural for your little ones.

Badger Sunscreens are my absolute favorite. They have daily sunscreens with minimal whitening effect and thick sunscreens for swimming or working/being outside all day. They use non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide as theif SPF.

Miessence, now this a product you can feel good about putting on your kids. They are an Australian based company with food grade certified organic skin care products. That is some seriously riggorus testing to be certified organic. This is a lower SPF though at 15 (others tested it at 29.5) 2 Moms Natural Skin Care is now carrying Miessence products!

Green Beaver– This is another ceritified organic sunscreen and it is spray on! SPF 32

Loving Naturals Clear Sunscreen– This is a great sunscreen that goes on clear so no ghost look. It is made with all natural ingredients and non-nano zinc oxide. SPF 30+

 

So how about those days playing in the park, hiking and camping in the woods? You’ll want something to repell all those nasty bugs like mosquitos and ticks but without all those harsh bug repelling chemicals. Here’s what I would recommend.

Warning: Many of these products contain essential oils, certain essential oils can interefere with some medicine and medical conditions please consult with a qualified person before using.

Badger-Bug-Spray1-142x300Lafes Organic Baby Insect Repellent– I use this all the time and love it. It is USDA certified organic so you can feel safe putting it on you kids.

Loving Naturals Insect Repellent Spray– This is great just like their sunscreen it is also Vegan!

Badger Anti-Bug Shake & Spray- This is another one of my favorites, it lasts for a while and is super safe.

Buzz Free Zone Personal Spray- This is another Miessence product that I absolutely love and have no qualms about using it on my babies!

 

UB2 BonnetAnother great thing for the sun is a baby bonnet or hats. I absolutely love UB2 Urban Baby Bonnets. They have styles for both boys and girls and some are even organic.

 

 

You also might want to invest in a washable swim diaper. I love the ones from Apple Cheecks Cloth Diapers. Sweet BottomsCute-Baby-in-Swim-Diaper-colour-Bonfire Baby has a great selection of cloth swim diapers to choose from.

 

Message To a Future Mom

As a mother and volunteer at a special needs therapy center this video is so touching to me. Today, March 21 2014, is World Down Syndrome Day, so please take a moment today to find out more about down syndrome if you do not know much about it already and please share this video and bring awareness to others about Trisomy 21.

 

Remember each person is unique, important, and special no matter their perceived “disability”.

To find out more about World Down Syndrome Day go here.

To find out more about Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21 go here.

Cutie Patootie Booty Balm

So we have another new product out. Our Booty Balm! I love this stuff and have been using on my twins since they were born, it has taken me six months to perfect this recipe. Lots of small batches and quality control checks on first myself then the twins. We have have finally come up with a product that we are proud to call ours and love to use on our own children. Because why sell something if you won’t use it yourself?’

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So what is so great about this Booty Balm you ask?

Well first off we have included some wonderful healing herbs!

  • Chamomile- Soothes rashes and reduces inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties.
  • Calendula-This herb helps disinfect the skin it also has soothing and immuno-stimulant properties.
  • Comfrey-High in calcium and vitamin C. It is anti-inflammatory and speeds healing due to high levels of allantoin present in the herb.

We have also put in some great antibacterial butters and oils:

  • Cocoa Butter- Full of antioxidants in vitamins, it is gentle on skin and a great moisturizer.
  • Coconut Oil- This is anti-bacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal, and has even been shown to kill yeast. It is also a great deep moisturizer for skin.
  • Shea Butter-Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial properties. Strengthens skin and stimulates collagen production
  • Sweet Almond Oil- Full of vitamins A,B, and E.
  • Olive Oil- Has anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties
  • Lavender Essential Oil- Lavender essential oil helps stimulate skin cell growth as well as being anti-bacterial.

We also have three optional ingredients that you can request be added at checkout:

  • Zinc Oxide-Provides a thicker water barrier. We use non-nano particle  zinc oxide so that it is not absorbed by your babies skin.

Or

  • Arrowroot Powder-Absorbs moisture.
  • Neem Oil- Anti-bacterial. This stuff is great if baby has a yeast infection. It does smell rather strongly of garlic/grass though.

This product is also great for other skin conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Minor rashes and burns
  • Bugbites

You can get Cutie Patootie Booty Balm here.

 

Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease.