Natural Bath and Beauty Products Reviews and Giveaways!

Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil

Earth's Care Sweet Almond OilIf we could pack only one item in our toilet kit, it would be a high-quality cold-pressed oil.  Our favorite this summer is Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil. This 100% natural oil is expeller-pressed from dried almond kernels and is rich in Vitamin E, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc.

Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil is a great facial (and whole-body) moisturizer not just because it is light and absorbs easily, but the Vitamin E helps protect against UV radiation damage and can even reduce the appearance of sun spots and wrinkles. To maximize the moisturizing benefits of the oil, we apply it to wet skin before toweling off.
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Frego Glass and Silicone Food Storage Containers Review and Giveaway!

fregoWe made the switch to glass storage containers years ago, so we’ve had a chance to try all the usual glass brands.  Now it looks like there’s a new kid on the block, and this one comes with an outer layer of silicone!

Each Frego Storage Container has three parts: the glass insert that holds the food; an outer silicone layer that cradles the glass; and an airtight silicone lid.

Not only does the silicone sleeve protect the glass container from breaking, it also protects your fingers from the hot or cold contents.  We appreciate that feature because both the silicone and glass are oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, top or bottom rack.
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Picnic Essentials and Giveaways!

Whether it’s at the park, beach, river or forest, we love summer picnics!  Our kids jump at any chance to get away from home, even if it’s just for an hour or two.  The break in routine alleviates summer boredom and they get to run wild without wrecking the house, which makes mom (and therefore kids) happy.

The best part about picnics is that you don’t have to go very far to enjoy fresh air and a bit of nature.  Oh, and all that running around wears the kids out while we get to relax in the shade on a blanket!  With the right essentials, a picnic can be a quick and low-stress activity for the whole family to enjoy.
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Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Collection Review and Giveaway!

We’ve been using Weleda’s Baby Products on our kids from the start, and have really liked their Calendula Line.  Well, we might have found a new favorite in Weleda’s White Mallow Baby Derma products!

The Organic White Mallow that sets this line apart from others was first used medicinally by the Egyptians.  Topically, it soothes irritated skin and helps moisturize sensitive skin.  All of the Weleda White Mallow products are safe on newborns, too.

Weleda White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream

weleda-white-mallow-diaper-rash-creamOur kids have both been susceptible to diaper rashes, so we’ve tried all the different creams.  Weleda’s White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream is one of the best we’ve come across, and clears up rashes with only a single use or two.  It has a consistency that not too thick or thin, and it glides on smoothly and evenly.
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Product Review: Peppy Pals App and Free Download

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Reggy’s Play Date

In May I was given the chance to try out a new app for kids by the Peppy Pals company. The ‘Reggy’s Playdate’ app was described to me as an opportunity for kids aged 2-8 to “learn about emotions”. Since both of my lovely daughters fall into this age range, and could probably benefit from a little education in this department, I went ahead and downloaded the app and let them try it on my iPhone.

Reggy’s Playdate has turned out to be one the best apps we’ve tried! Besides the fact that I’m now letting them play with my phone, my kids love tending to Reggy and making sure he’s happy, fed, well-rested, and not bored. Reggy lets you know what he needs by using his facial expressions and his doggie vocalization powers.
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Summer Must Haves for the Family and Giveaways!

Sunforgettable Brush

sunforgettable-brushIf you’re going to spend the day at the beach or a whole day in the sun, it makes sense to lather up the family with sun screen.  If you’re just going for a walk or hitting the park for half an hour, it’s tempting to just skip the sunscreen and save the time and effort.  Especially if you use “natural” sunscreens that are greasy or are a pain to rub in.

That’s why we love the Sunforgettable Brush!  We keep it in our purse all summer for quick applications or when we forget to put on sunscreen before heading out. It’s a brush-on powder sunscreen made with minerals and free of dyes, chemicals, colorants, and perfumes.  This means it can be used on adults, kids, and even family members with rosacea or eczema
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Little Balance Box Update and Giveaway!

Little Balance Box

Little Balance Box

We first heard about the Little Balance Box a year ago when they started their Kickstarter campaign.  After trying both push walkers and seated walkers with our girls, with frustrating results, we were excited to learn that there was a different option on the market. Finally, there’s a single product that lets babies practice all the skills that lead to walking! The Little Balance Box is the one item we suggest to all the new parents we meet.

The inventor of the Little Balance Box, Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT, is a mother of two with Doctorate and Masters degrees in Physical Therapy and over a decade of working with developmentally disabled children.  The design of the Little Balance Box was born out of her unique experience as a mother and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the success of her Kickstarter campaign made it a reality.
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Father’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaways!

 Stojo Collapsible Reusable Silicone Coffee Cup and Travel Mug

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Stojo Collapsible Silicone Travel Mug

Travel mugs have a reputation for taking up too much space in your commuter bag and being easy to forget at home. Besides the bulk, there are various drawbacks to traditional travel mugs. Either they are stainless steel, which may be great for insulation but forget about reheating in the microwave! Even BPA-free plastic travel mugs are bulky and can only be microwaved and dish washed (top rack only) so many times before they begin to crack. Ceramic travels mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, but breakable and better left at home or the office instead or tossing in your backpack.
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And the WaterWipes Winners Are…

Congratulations Rondah, Lola, Amanda W., Kimberly and Laura M.! Each of you will receive two packages of 60-ct WaterWipes!  We hope you like them as much as we do.

WaterWipesBelieve it or not, WaterWipes contain only two ingredients. And that’s it! Just 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. Nothing else.  If you didn’t have a chance to read our review, check it out!

Stay tuned for another giveaway later this week!

And The Jojoba Company Baby Oil Winners Are…

jojoba-baby-oilThe lucky winners are: Crystal, Heather, Via, Nancy and Amanda!  Each of you will be receiving a bottle of The Jojoba Company Baby Oil.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, and a big thanks to The Jojoba Company for sponsoring it.

If you haven’t checked out the amazing benefits of Jojoba and how gentle, soothing and restorative this baby oil is, check out our review!

If you didn’t win, check back soon to see the results of our WaterWipes giveaway, and stay tuned for another giveaway later this week!