Dec 152016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 15

If you are a modern, eco-conscious parent you have most likely heard of Sustainababy, a beautiful Australian online store filled with fabulous green finds for Aussie families. Aside from being the go-to lady for awesome eco-gear owner Meg also does an amazing job educating people about sustainability, responsibility and how your shopping choices affect both your health and the environment.

Sustainababy proudly stocks products and brands that put your family’s health and the environment first, like the wonderful Little Innoscents skincare range. Especially for our lucky Christmas Countdown giveaway Meg has handpicked her six favourite Little Innoscents products:

From the top of their heads to the tip of their tiny toes, the Little Innoscents Hair & Body Wash (RRP $12.99, 250ml) is bound to leave your little ones squeaky clean. The delicious Heavenly Spearmint & Sweet Orange scent will hang around long after the fun bubbles have disappeared, leaving you feeling fresh and fruity for longer. Perfect for everyday use and safe for all ages this lovely wash will soon be a family-favourite.

We all know the importance of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ but do you know what’s really hiding inside your sunscreen and creeping into your skin? Completely free from nano-particles, chemical absorbers and preservatives and filled with natural goodness like Vitamin E, Organic Green Tea, Cucumber and Rosehip extract Little Innoscents SPF30 Sun Lotion (RRP $19.95, 100ml) is a gentle, natural and safe way to protect your family’s skin this Summer.

Like most children our five kids are experts at making mess so there is always lots of hand washing going on in our house. Instead of using liquid soap that would leave their hands (already painful and sensitive due to certain skin conditions) red and irritated we have been using the wonderful Little Innoscents Goat’s Milk Bar (RRP $3.99, 100g). Not only does it clean and nourish in a gentle way, it also lasts a lot longer than liquid soap (and fewer spills so less cleaning).

With its pleasant Mint & Strawberry Swirls flavour this Little Innoscents Milky Whites Toothpaste (RRP $4.99, 50ml) is sure to win over even the fussiest child at toothbrushing time. Being rich in calcium and free from questionable ingredients like fluoride, surfactants, artificial sweeteners and mineral oil this organic tooth paste provides parents with much needed peace of mind, knowing their children’s precious pearly whites will stay healthy and clean naturally.

Don’t let the name fool you, Little Innoscents Winter Blue Balm (RRP $10.99, 75ml) can be used all year around to help fight little sniffles, snotty noses and annoying coughs by making breathing easier. This 100% natural and baby-safe balm is made with medicinal essential oils of Wintergreen and Eucalyptus, bringing warmth to the body and alleviating nasal congestion. What a great alternative to greasy petrolatum based products!

Last but not least, the one product pretty much every mum uses multiple times a day: baby wipes. Unlike most other baby wipes on the market Little Innoscents Baby Wipes (RRP $6.50, 80pk) are free of alcohol, artificial fragrance, colours, parabens, phthalates and other nasty chemicals, so they can be safely used on little bottoms, sticky fingers, grubby faces and toys. Infused with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E they will leave your baby’s sensitive skin nourished and soft, wipe after wipe.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

For your chance to win a 6-piece Little Innocents prize pack (RRP $59.45, containing the six products featured above) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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May 222016
 

Antipodes

When you have a big family like ours your days are filled with wonderful amounts of hugs and kisses, laughs and giggles, jokes and joys. Unfortunately five kids also come with their fair share of tears over scrapes, bruises, rashes, redness and other minor skin dramas that can bother little people. You may not be able to carry a big first aid kit everywhere, but you can always count on this handy dose of compact care:

Saviour Skin Balm

Packed in the prettiest little tin this ‘wonder salve’ by much loved New Zealand skincare label Antipodes is an absolute must-have for your handbag or baby bag, it has so many great uses that it will soon become your go-to product when your skin needs a helping hand.

Antipodes Saviour Skin BalmMade with pure, natural ingredients like Australian Tea Tree Oil, New Zealand Totara and antioxidant-rich Vinanza Grape the amazing Saviour Skin Balm (RRP $48, 75g) is gentle yet powerful at the same time. All ingredients are carefully selected for their unique skin saving properties, creating an impressive skin rescue product that is antibacterial, anti fungal and encourages cell and skin repair where you need it most.

Whether it’s dry skin, cracked heels, chapped lips, irritated bottoms, rough cuticles, little grazes, bruises, sunburn, sore muscles or red patches, Saviour Skin Balm instantly hydrates, softens and conditions. It can even be used to shape eyebrows or style hair, now that’s what I call multi-purpose! It can safely be used on sensitive skin and is suitable for all ages making it a perfect choice for the whole family. Bonus: You only need a small amount so this generously sized jar goes a very long way.

Antipodes Night CreamA sneaky little recommendation for tired, sleep deprived mamas: I know at the end of a long you want nothing more than to roll into bed and sleep, but please don’t neglect your skin! Applying this lovely Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream (RRP $62) takes just a few minutes and in the morning you’ll be so glad you did. It smells absolutely amazing, it’s absorbed quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and elastic.

The moisturising, refreshing, rejuvenating effects are a result of premium ingredients like New Zealand Manuka Honey, Avocado Oil and Vinanza Grape, whilst the wonderful fragrance is thanks so Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Sandalwood. When I first used this lovely cream it reminded me of a day spa: a luxury feel, a delicious smell and instant results that last well into the next day, and all of that in the comfort of your own home.

To find out more Antipodes, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.antipodesnature.com.

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Jan 082015
 

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As you may remember a few months ago I told you how Lightning’s Euca gets your laundry clean the natural way. Well the experts at Lightning do more than clean dirty washing, they clean and care for your skin too using some of nature’s best cleaning supplies like eucalyptus, calendula oil and tea tree oil:

Fresh Hand CleanerPulling out weeds, planting vegetables, digging up dirt, cleaning the gutters, scrubbing the barbecue, servicing the car… it’s the season for dirty jobs outside and while they have to be done no one likes to be left with grubby hands afterwards. Fresh Hand Cleaner (RRP $8.95, 500ml) contains pure eucalyptus oil and fine pumice, known for their natural penetrating and emulsifying properties, to get rid of sticky, stinky diesel, grease, oil, ink, sap and much more. This fragrant cleaner has a grainy texture that helps dissolve soils and can even be used without water.

Lightning BarrierIf you, like me, have a loved one who works with greasy tools you have probably noticed that some horrible messes just won’t get off your hands, no matter how many times you wash them. Rubbing some of the handy New Age Barrier Cream (RRP $11.95, 500ml) on your hands and arms before you head into the workshop stops nasties from sticking to your hands and getting into your skin. It’s a simple prevention that will save you lots of scrubbing when your shift is done.

Lightning ReviveWe’ve put one of these New Age Revive Skin Conditioner (RRP $9.95, 500ml) pump flacons in a convenient location in our home so we always have a dollop of soothing cream on hand, perfect for when hubby’s psoriasis plays up, your skin has seen a bit too much sun (that happens easily this time of year), little scratches, small grazes or dry patches. Containing both calendula oil and tea tree oil it is a rehydrating, calming cream for the whole family without yucky synthetic perfumes.

To find out more about Lightning, to browse the range and to order online visit www.lightningcleans.com.au, for a limited time shipping is free Australia wide.

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Feb 212012
 

Lately I have discovered so many fantastic Australian made products, I have a huge list of brilliant finds to share. I have also found many great eco friendly products which I am very excited about (yay for green living with kids!). Even better is when a label is both Australian AND natural, so I was thrilled to spot the Four Cow Farm range available in store at Avidiva.

Four Cow Farm is a real family farm located in Queensland. On the farm you’ll find a range of cattle, wildlife and a large range of fruit trees, grown without any fertilisers or pesticides. Using the original recipes of a mother, grandmother and midwife Four Cow Farm creates handmade baby creams and balms made from pure, genuine, natural, naturally derived and organic ingredients and nothing else. I am sure we all agree that pure and natural is the best for our precious bundles.

The current Four Cow Farm range consists of everything mums use on their little ones: baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash, nappy balm, nappy cream and calendula remedy. Prices start at just $8.90 making Four Cow Farm a very affordable and much healthier alternative for skincare products from other major brands. The 4-piece Four Cow Farm kit ($34.90) offers fantastic value and would make a lovely gift for a new baby.

What you definitely won’t find inside Four Cow Farm products are unnecessary fragrances and chemicals, artificial additives or colours, fillers, additives, parabens, propylene glycol, sulfates, cocamidopropyl betaine, synthetic detergents, petrochemicals, mineral oils, lanolin, chlorinated water or phthalates. If you think these names sounds scary you should take a closer look at the skincare products you are currently using, it is very likely they contain some of these nasty ingredients.

To find out more Four Cow Farm, to take a closer look at the range and to order your favourite products online visit www.avidiva.com.au, all Australian orders are delivered free of charge.