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Natural Baby Summer Essentials – Babyganics Giveaway

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Natural Baby Summer Essentials - Babyganics Giveaway

Sunscreen, swim diapers and insect sprays! Did I cover most of the the summer essentials for baby? Doesn’t bug spray and sunscreen sound scary when it comes to products you need to apply to baby’s skin? The chemicals and mists can’t be good. Babyganics was made to protect baby from harsh chemicals found in many essential products while also protecting them from the sun and bugs (it doesn’t hurt to lather up your own skin too because baby is as close to your skin as they are their own most of the day).

Babyganics asked if I would offer a giveaway to all of you and I was sure you would all love the chance to win your summer essentials. Products are available at Target stores near you.

Babyganics Sunscreens

  • All mineral sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) & a combo of mineral & chemical sunscreens (zinc oxide, octisalate and titanium dioxide)
  • SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and range from 30SPF – 50+SPF
  • Glides on smooth- effortless application
  • Non-allergenic and tear free
  • Also contain Neo-Nourish and all are fragrance free

Swim Diapers

  • ​The only swim diapers with sun sensing scenery*
  • Provides UPF+ protection for covered areas**
  • Won’t swell in water
  • Water resistant soft cover
  • Pull-on design and comfy fit
  • Tear-away sides for easy removal

Natural Insect Repellents

  • Formulated with: essential oils—Citronella, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Geranium
  • Formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes
  • Plant and essential oils help keep mosquitoes away
  • A DEET Free Choice
  • Non-greasy formula

The Babyganics Giveaway 

1 lucky reader will win a bundle of essentials from Babyganics. Open until May 30, 2018 and US only. Good luck!

This giveaway is part of the Come What May & Love It Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaTheFox.comAfter you enter this giveaway, hop on over to the other links below to enter more fun giveaways hosted by fellow bloggers!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

 

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Beauty, Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Natural Beauty, Summer

Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Mineral Sunscreens

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador so I am sent product. All opinions are my own

Your Sunscreen May Be Harming You! Goddess Garden Offers Organic Sunscreens

A favorite summer brand of mine has become Goddess Garden. I am so in love with their products that I signed on to become an Ambassador this year with them. I love finding quality, effective and affordable skin products that are natural and safe for mine and my family’s skin. Goddess Garden has products like sunscreens and perfumes made for all skin types.

Even Baby can be safe lathering up with Goddess Garden natural mineral sunscreens. Natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, they are much less likely to cause irritation. This makes them great for those with sensitive skin or anyone who wants to avoid synthetic chemicals. This is why chemicals do more harm than good and why Goddess Garden gave great thought to that in creating their sun products.

Another favorite is the Goddess Garden Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm. Collect all the varieties so you can have them in your car, purse, bathroom and wherever else you keep a stick of lip balm. I keep them everywhere! Even my son has the Raspberry one in his backpack.

I love visiting the Goddess Garden blog because I can find a lot of articles on sun safety such as this favorite: Give Chemicals the Bird: Chemical vs. Mineral UV ProtectionI also found this great infographic there about the scary facts about chemical sunscreens.

Did you hear the recent news that some Hawaii beaches will be making certain sunscreens off limits in their area? Coral Reef damage is very real and is becoming very problematic in our own United States as well as other nations. It is fairly fascinating yet concerning. Here is a video to help you understand more.

Once you suddenly want to make sure you are set this summer with the correct sunscreen, start at Goddess Garden!

Earth Friendly, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day

Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

I have partnered with EarthHero and was sent product for feature

Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

Whether you are shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a graduation or for your own home we strive to find the best gifts. What is better than gifts that are eco-friendly and sustainable? We work hard to have the homes we have and raise the families we always dreamed of and the best products deserve to be a part of our everyday lives. EarthHero is your online shop for sustainable products.

Find clothing, accessories, baby and kids products, travel, home, office, sports, outdoors, auto products, technology, pets, beauty and more! A category for everyone with nothing but the purest products. I took a journey into EarthHero and chose a few Bambu products I think make great gifts for upcoming Mother’s day. Take a look….

Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel

This is a modern looking hickory towel that is truly absorbent and durable. It is made with 100% organic cotton and looks good with any kitchen decor. It is machine washable and is only $11.99 at EarthHero/KitchenTowel

Denim Hemp Kitchen Towel

Like the Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel, this one is as durable and absorbent. Hem material has mildew resistant fibers, naturally. It is made from a blend of organic cotton and renewable hemp. It is soft and really is a great towel to display in the kitchen. It also retails for $11.99 at EarthHero/HempTowel

Denim Hemp Cooking Apron

I work in the middle school kitchen locally and love finding fun aprons to wear. This apron matches the Denim Hemp Towel I just showed above so it makes a fun gift set together. It is a full-size apron that was grown without pesticides or fertilizers, and was dyed with natural indigo that fades over time. I love the pocket sizes and the neck strap is adjustable. It retails for only $27.99 at EarthHero/DenimApron

Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Natural Products, Summer

PARA’KITO Natural Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

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PARA’KITO Natural Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

OK parents! We have been warned that much of what we grew up using as kids actually contains (or now contains) ingredients that are harmful. So, how do we know what is really safe to use from soaps to sun and bug sprays? Summer is coming and we want the best for our families but not spend a fortune either. Let’s look at PARA’KITO for mosquito repellent. The diseases these insects carry is scary but we can protect our kids, naturally and affordably.

With PARA’KITO, you can get those popular and effective essential oils in ready-to-use products that are safe and natural. I am so excited to have these for the summer! I am featuring 2 bands from the kids collection.

bug band

Finally a mosquito repellent I feel safe using on my family. It is a unique blend of essential oils with a slow release form so this works wet or dry and once you open a refill it protects for 2 weeks. I can use the roll on, bands or clips on even my youngest son. Made with natural essential oils I don’t have to fear that we have too much on or that we’ll be left with a horrible scent on ourselves.

It is gentle and with the exception of the roll-on for under 6 months old or taking care not to allow a baby/toddler to get ahold of these in a way to chew or put in their mouths you can use these on the very youngest of family members. It’s as safe as any essential oil product you would normally use. Visit http://us.parakito.com/to learn more!

Earth Friendly, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day

The Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane and Giving Back to Ecuador Natives

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This Mother’s Day give a gift she will love that also gives back to natives in Ecuador. This Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane is by far one of the best gift ideas I have held in my hands. Not just because it is so soft, but because the quality cannot be unseen. It is not a bulky blanket by any means. It is very thin and lightweight for its size, but so warm. I don’t know how they do it! Plus they are made with eco friendly wools. Sustainable products are great to buy!

To sum up the features of this blanket and others like it (see more designs here from Ecuadane) I listed them below:

  • Ultra soft texture, lightweight and breathable, perfect for every season. It does not itch.
  • Versatile, great for the home, beach, camping, picnic, yoga bolster, decorative throw, or for all around comfort.
  • Beautiful vibrant color combinations and geometric patterns add the finishing touch to any space.
  • Carefully constructed with a high quality, durable blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.
  • Extra large: Approximately 93” x 82”.
  • Manufactured in the heart of Ecuador by native Otavaleños living amidst the Andes Mountains and volcanoes.
  • Wash by hand or machine on gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Tumble-dry at low temperatures or air dry. New Blankets tend to shed, after a couple of washings it will subside. Give the blanket a brush after long use or after washing.
  • Great gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Have you ever ordered something and when you open the package you just can’t stop ‘awe’ing over it and feeling it? You see it and immediately are proud of the quality in the look, feel and design all at once. That is what you get with these blankets from Ecuadane and I am proof because I experienced just that with my Antisana Arrow blanket. What is neat is that this blanket is named after a stratovolcano of the Northern Andes, Ecuador. So not only is it hand made in Ecuador by the native Otavaleños but its very name holds the same culture.

The blanket retails for $129.99 and the quality totally justifies the price! Shipping is always free at Ecuadane too. Make sure you head to Ecuadane.com and scroll to the bottom where you can join their newsletter that way you can be made aware of any specials they are offering! They are on Facebook as well so you can follow there too.

Beauty, Earth Friendly, Gift Ideas, Healthy Living, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Natural Beauty, Natural Products

Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

I have partnered with Earth’s Organics in sponsorship for this feature

Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

What do you do when you need a product that moisturizes and actually works all day on your skin? You would research and try new products. What happens when your infant child is diagnosed with eczema? You look for natural products, safe for him, that work and last! Are those easy to find? Some work but not all day. Some may last but the ingredients don’t soothe eczema skin. This was the dilemma that the creator of Earth’s Organics was in herself. Why are these products not lasting? She researched, asked around and now has a shop for you with the products she knows will nourish your skin all day and for all skin types, including eczema sufferers.

Lavender soap

At Earth’s Organics you can find soaps, lotions, facial scrubs, body scrubs and foot scrubs. Soap is in contact with about every part of our body and several times a week. Earth’s Organics soaps come in 4 varieties that all contain oils known to nourish our skin naturally and soothe as well. They even have the men covered with the Cedarwood, Amyris, and Vetiver Soap which is woodsy yet sweet scented leaving you with ultimate hydration and smooth skin. Even the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap has a pleasant scent. This soap is also woodsy but with more of a spice scent and will leave your skin toned and nourished.

The other 2 soaps with a more feminine scent are the Lavender, Chamomile, and Rose Soap which is purple in color and leaves you with a refreshed feeling. The Tea Tree, Peppermint, and French Pink Clay Soap smells fantastic and is light and antimicrobial.

Organic soap

If you love scrubs, there are a few to choose that have you covered from face to toes. Like the soaps, these are infused with essential oils and familiar scents. From green tea, brown sugar and coffee to coconut, lemon, and peppermint these scrubs will exfoliate, nourish and leave you with soft skin all day. Just go peek at the ingredients, how could they not leave your skin nourished?

If you are shopping for someone who loves skin products or when you decide you deserve to buy yourself something special, Earth’s Organics make great gifts that will actually get used! Visit Earth’s Organics to see all of the benefits from each product they offer. The prices are great too!