Avishi Organics Intensive Baby Balm, Reviewed

Posted by Jessica Timmons on 06/22/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin
Avishi Organics Intensive Baby Balm, Reviewed

By: Jessica Timmons www.jessicatimmons.com   With four kids, I’ve been through some diaper cream. I got piles of it at my first baby shower eight years ago – lots of conventional stuff that was familiar even to me, a complete newbie, plus some pricier natural versions, but nothing that really stood out. And honestly, that’s [...]

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Baby Bath-Time Skincare

Posted by admin on 05/18/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin
Baby Bath-Time Skincare

Between the warm water and those little bare bottoms, bath time for baby should be a delight. But for many parents, questions about the safety of baby shampoos, soaps and lotions can leave them worrying about which chemicals their precious babies are inadvertently being exposed. Here’s a quick guide to reduce that risk.   • [...]

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The Itchy Skin Fix

Posted by admin on 05/06/2015 to Healthy Skin
The Itchy Skin Fix

Spring has sprung, but April showers bring more than just May flowers. This is the season of the itch! Seasonal allergies, bug bites and prickly sunburns can all add up to seriously stressed skin. But before you slather up with conventional creams, consider these natural remedies to soothe even the itchiest skin.   What: Oatmeal [...]

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Ingredient Spotlight – Macadamia Nut Oil

Posted by admin on 04/27/2015 to Healthy Skin, Ingredient Spotlight
Ingredient Spotlight – Macadamia Nut Oil

They’re as good for your skin as they are tasty to eat – and that’s saying something. No matter how you use them, macadamia nuts are chock-full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids that have a big impact on the body. Let’s take a closer look at these buttery little nuts.   When they’re coated [...]

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Minimizing Stretch Marks – Naturally

Posted by admin on 04/13/2015 to Stretch Mark Prevention
Minimizing Stretch Marks – Naturally

We recently shared tips to help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. But what happens if you get them anyway? There are a few ways to treat and minimize existing stretch marks. And if doing so naturally is important to you, you’re in luck.   As stretch marks fade, they can become faint and silvery. But [...]

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Spotlight Series – The (Many) Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted by admin on 03/31/2015 to Ingredient Spotlight
Spotlight Series – The (Many) Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has enjoyed its time in the spotlight for the last few years as a health and beauty magic bullet. And it’s wholly deserved! There are literally over one hundred uses for this wonderful oil – everything from cooking and baking to massage and the best-ever intensive hair mask. But it’s the moisturizing and [...]

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Cloth Diapers & Diaper Cream – The Good, The Bad & The Very Bad

Posted by admin on 03/24/2015 to Baby
Cloth Diapers & Diaper Cream – The Good, The Bad & The Very Bad

So you’ve decided that cloth diapers are the way to go – good for you! You’ve narrowed it down to the right cloth diaper system and the right materials. You know which features matter, which you can skip altogether and how you’re going to clean and maintain those diapers. But wait! Have you thought about [...]

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Grace’s Birth

Posted by Emily on 03/18/2015 to Birth Stories, Emily, Guest Post
Grace’s Birth

Our baby girl, Grace, came screeching (yes, it was fast) into the world at the end of February and our lives have been fuller (and a little more hectic) ever since. On the Saturday morning she was born, I woke up feeling achy. This feeling soon progressed to full on contractions and we were headed [...]

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Five Ingredients to Avoid in Baby Care Products

Posted by admin on 03/16/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin
Five Ingredients to Avoid in Baby Care Products

Don’t let the cheerful bottle fool you – conventional baby lotions, ointments, diaper creams and even wipes can harbor a staggering amount of seriously unsafe and toxic ingredients. Exposing infants and small children to repeated applications of these products can have long-term repercussions, so educating yourself is an important first step in protecting your baby. [...]

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All my bags are packed; I’m ready to go!

Posted by Emily on 03/11/2015 to Emily, Guest Post
All my bags are packed; I’m ready to go!

Well, the time has finally come. I decided that we were far enough along that I should pack my bag for the hospital, simple enough, right? I wish. First, I have to decide what I REALLY need in my bag. You can find sample lists of “must-haves” for your hospital bags all over the Internet, [...]

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Baby on the Way? Here’s Your Must-Do List

Posted by admin on 03/10/2015 to Baby
Baby on the Way? Here’s Your Must-Do List

Baby on the Way? Here’s Your Must-Do List Pregnancy may seem like it will never (ever) end, but before you know it, your new baby will really be here. From packing the hospital bag to choosing a pediatrician to preparing for maternity leave, there are no fewer than a million things to do and buy [...]

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Spotlight Series – The Benefits of Helichrysum Italicum

Posted by admin on 03/03/2015 to Ingredient Spotlight
Spotlight Series – The Benefits of Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum comes from the sunflower family, with over 600 species sharing the name. There are both annual and perennial varieties, and they are all characterized by their bright colors. The italicum species is a perennial herb – small and shrubby with little yellow flowers that smell of curry when crushed – from which a powerful [...]

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What to do with the nursery?

Posted by Emily on 02/24/2015 to Emily, Guest Post
What to do with the nursery?

Ever since we found out we were expecting our first child, my husband and I have debated about one thing more than any other. How much do we decorate/spend on the nursery? My husband comes from a very, very, VERY practical standpoint. What’s the point of going over the top for matching bedding and wall [...]

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Baby Eczema 101

Posted by admin on 02/23/2015 to Baby
Baby Eczema 101

Poor baby! Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an itchy skin inflammation, and it’s doubly miserable on the tender skin of an infant or small child. Eczema may appear as tiny red bumps that can ooze and become infected if they’re scratched, or as dry, scaly patches. Either way, it’s an unpleasant experience and the jury [...]

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Four Tips for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Posted by admin on 02/17/2015 to Stretch Mark Prevention
Four Tips for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

For many women, stretch marks are part and parcel of pregnancy. The numbers vary, but anywhere between 50 and 90% of pregnant mamas will end up with these pink, purple and reddish tiger stripes across their abdomens. Chalk it up to genetics, weight gain and a few other factors, but take heart: there are a [...]

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Spotlight Series – The Benefits of Tamanu Foraha

Posted by admin on 02/12/2015 to Ingredient Spotlight
Spotlight Series – The Benefits of Tamanu Foraha

Our Intensive Stretch Mark Oil is made from a combination of ingredients known for their restorative and healing properties. Tamanu Foraha, which comes from the fruit of the Calophyllum inophyllum tree, is one of them. Its healing properties have been well researched, and tamanu oil is considered to be one of the most active of [...]

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Pregnancy, the second time around

Posted by Emily on 02/09/2015 to Emily, Guest Post
Pregnancy, the second time around

Hi there, readers! My name is Emily and I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant with my second child! I know lots of you are pregnant or in the trenches daily with little ones as you read this, so I want you to know how my heart goes out to each and every one of you! I [...]

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Prenatal Skincare – Safe for You, Safe for Baby

Posted by admin on 02/05/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin, Pregnancy
Prenatal Skincare – Safe for You, Safe for Baby

For many women, those two pink lines are the start of serious celebrating – and lots of second guessing when it comes to your regular routine. From working out (is it safe to hit the weights?) to eating out (should I go entirely organic?), every decision seems fraught with new meaning. And while many mamas-to-be [...]

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Behind the Products: A Closer Look at Avishi Organics

Posted by admin on 02/02/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin, Pregnancy
Behind the Products: A Closer Look at Avishi Organics

Even the most cursory look at the product line of Avishi Organics quickly makes it clear – we are a company dedicated to natural and organic skin care products for mothers-to-be and babies. In fact, a pregnancy is how Avishi got its start. In 2010, I noted the surprising lack of specialist skin treatments that [...]

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Safe, Effective Skincare for Your Baby

Posted by admin on 01/28/2015 to Baby, Healthy Skin
Safe, Effective Skincare for Your Baby

The skin of a new baby is as delicate as it is soft. And that can mean it’s also easily irritated, leading to rashy, inflamed patches – and one unhappy little baby. While conventional creams and lotions may offer temporary relief, a close look at the ingredients list (and a bit of online research) can [...]

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