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Detox your child/s bedroom

DETOX YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM: ELECTRONICS- Keep electronics on the opposite side of the bedroom or as far away from the child’s head as possible. Anything you plug into the wall will release an electric current so distance is key. Diffusers, heaters and baby monitors. BABY MONITORS- If you have a baby monitor please consider removing …

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Eczema

ECZEMA [I am not a medical professional and this content is based on information I have read and researched] Eczema is the most common inflammatory skin disease of childhood. It is typically characterised by an itchy red rash that usually involves the face and skin folds. Today 1 in 5 children and 1 in 2 …

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Colourants in our makeup and cosmetics

COLOURS IN OUR COSMETICS At the most basic level, cosmetic colourants can be divided into three groups organic, inorganic, and fruit/vegetable colourants. ORGANIC COLORANTS In this case, ‘organic’ just means it contains carbon atoms it doesn’t have the conventional meaning of ‘organic’ that we usually associate with food or cosmetics. All organic colourants are either …

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Preservatives on the skin

Just like preservatives can be bad to eat, they can also be bad for our skin. Human skin acts as the first line of defense against infectious and toxic external agents. Skin is populated by various microorganisms, the microbiota, such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi, and archaea bacteria. The skin microbiota is in constant contact …

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PLASTIC FREE/LOW TOX LUNCH BOXES

PLASTIC FREE/LOW TOX LUNCH BOXES Why I love stainless steel: 🔺They are durable, 🔺Environmentally friendly 🔺Long lasting.(can last a lifetime if treated properly) 🔺Less wasteful 🔺Non toxic 🔺Hygienic 🔺Non leaching 🔺Less expensive over time 🔺100% Recyclable I use stainless steel lunchboxes from @aldiaustralia they are on special buys twice a year in the greener range. @targetaus sell …

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Why we need to ditch plastic.

Why we need to ditch the plastic. There are thousands of compounds found in plastic products and relatively little is known about most of them. Phthalates which are used to make plastic more flexible are found in food packaging and plastic wrap. BPA is another chemical in plastic to avoid. Unfortunately now it’s just being …

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My recommended brands for babies

My top recommended brands for what to buy when having a baby: Nappies: Luv me panda Ecooriginals Cuddlies Lovekins Comfy Koala Best Supermarket option – Tooshies by Tom Rascal and friends look for the Eco brand if available as it’s lower tox  Baby love beyond range Nappy bags- Biotough, Whitemagic Eco, Wotnot Biodegradeable Nappy bags …

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DIY Bug Repellent

In a glass jar, take 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 10-20 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil. Mix them together. This can be applied directly to skin. It will act as an effective mosquito repellent. Coconut oil is the perfect carrier oil for mosquito repellents because its unique molecular structure prolongs the durability of the …

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Shoe deodoriser

So simple and easy and a lovely way to freshen up a pair of runners. Fill shoes with bi carb over the soles. I added x2 drops tea tree X2 drops lavender X2 drops eucalyptus Left them over night and shake out in the morning. Keep the bi carb and add it to your cleaning …