Beauty, Natural Beauty

Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Thank you to Belli for partnering with us for this feature


Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Dead skin cells, dehydration, sunburn. Those are some summer adjectives for your skin. After cold winters comes heat and then you add in some UV rays and we have dry skin that needs some tender loving care. One of the best things you can do for the largest organ of your body is exfoliate and follow up with a hydrating lotion. The scrubbing with an exfoliator removes dead and tired skin cells preparing it to “drink up” the moisturizer you put on after. We feed ourselves and bathe ourselves so we need to to take care of our total body all year long. Helping your skin get rid of the cells it is trying to shed and giving it some moisture like with Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for summer skincare is a great way to keep your skin healthy.

I like using products that do not contain artificial dyes or fragrances and that do not include phthalates, parabens or preservatives. Those just are not necessary. I like a fragrance but from natural sources and I like it to last with healthier oils. Belli products use ingredients like lemon oil, green tea, peppermint oil, chamomile and more similar oils and natural additives. Here is a dynamic duo I would recommend this season below.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

A cream that deeply moisturizes and contains lemon oil, chamomile and vitamin E. Use all over from face to legs.

Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub

An invigorating scrub that contains green tea, ginseng and peppermint oil. Use on body 2-3 times a week. I keep this in the shower and ready to use.

Visit Belli and find safe skincare products that will meet your summer skincare needs or for all year round.

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Is Your Sunscreen Safe and Effective? #GiveChemicalsTheBird – GIVEAWAY

Thank you Goddess Garden for partnering with Parenting Healthy to sponsor this post

Before you shop for this years sunscreens and browse the never ending selections on store shelves, let’s work together to #GiveChemicalsTheBird. What do I mean by that? Try making a safer sunscreen choice by buying mineral-based sunscreens. Why? They are effective and do not contain chemicals your skin must absorb for it to be effective.

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. More and more it is becoming highly recommended that we consider the creams, soaps and lotions we use on ours and our children’s skin. Goddess Garden sunscreen varieties do not contain the PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Petroleum or toxic chemicals that most brands may contain and absorb through all of the skin layers. Check the labels!

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Let’s break this infographic down a bit. Look at your sunscreens in your home right now…go ahead…then come back to this. Do you see the ingredient, Oxybenzone? This chemical is well-known in sunscreens and absorbs through your skin layers and will enter your blood stream. This chemical is in the same class as BPA, only stronger. Yikes!

Do you see Parabens? These are in many sunscreens, bath products and beauty brands. It is a preservative and is genuinely linked to cancer and add in the sun UVB rays to get damaged DNA and an increase in skin aging. Moving down the ingredient list, do you see Phthalates? These and your hormones DO NOT get along. Guess where you won’t find these ingredients? In mineral sunscreens like Goddess Garden. There are so many topics to educate you on ingredients and facts on their blog.

What is Goddess Garden?

Goddess Garden was born from a Mom with a daughter allergic to most synthetic ingredients who needed a safe product in the sun. Most natural sunscreens were like paste and left you feeling greasy so she worked hard to create a safe, organic sunscreen that goes on and blends in well. I can tell you my son always reaches for this brand and I have tried others. He loves how easy it blends. Then she grew to other skincare products, listening to customers suggestions and you can find lip balms, aromatherapy and more that are natural, safe and effective. Visit Goddess Garden to see them all! And don’t forget to #GiveChemicalsTheBird this summer.

Find the closest Goddess Garden retailer to you.

The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a 3.4oz Facial tube, 6oz Kids Tube, and a 0.6oz Kids Sport sunscreen stick from Goddess Garden. Ends 6/7 and open to US. Good luck-enter below.

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Natural Baby Products for Hair and Skin with Babytime – Giveaway

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When it comes to our children we want to use only the safest and purest ingredients on their skin. With the spotlight on harmful ingredients used in familiar brands of baby and children products that we ignored for a long time, it is fantastic that brands like Babytime give us a more natural choice. Babytime has natural baby products for hair and body. I even use this with my 8 year old.

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Babytime has natural sunscreen, shampoo/body wash, bubbles, cheek salve, soothing lotions, balm, powder, bug spray and Active Repair for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. There are collections like the 3-Step system of sunscreen, wash and lotion in one bundle as well as a nut-free pack for those with allergies. Safe beginning at age 0.


Babytime products are organic, developed by professionals in the USA and contain healthy probiotics. Made with healthy oils and no artificial additives. Babytime also gives back! With every Active Repair purchase you make, Babytime donates on to a baby in need.

~ Anthony’s Review ~

Here is Anthony’s opinion of bathing with Babytime Natural products?

~ Where to Buy ~

You can find Babytime products at buybuy Baby, Sprouts, Whole Foods and other similar retailers as well as at

~ Giveaway ~

1 lucky reader will win a Babytime 3-Step System as pictured below. Enter below. Open to US. Ends on 4/10

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Honey and Beeswax Body Care Products – Savannah Bee Company

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Honey products

Savannah Bee Company took their beekeeping skills and brought out honeys and body care products derived from treasured hive ingredients– beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and honey. From raw and artisanal honeys to baby care balms and butters, honey brings the body many great benefits.

Honey Buns set

The Savannah Bee NEW Honey Buns Baby Kit® is full of great items for Mom and dad to use on baby derived from the same honey ingredients. This is just one of the few gift sets offered from Savannah Bee. The kit includes:

    • 2 oz. Honey Lavender Bar Soap – Our popular Honey Lavender bar soap in a smaller, curved edge design, making it easier for parents to handle during bath time.  Lovingly handmade and gentle enough to use as a wash, shampoo, and hand soap on the most sensitive baby skin.

honey soap

    • 1.65 oz. Royal Jelly Baby Butter – Savannah Bee’s signature body butter with soothing chamomile & myrrh. Combines peaceful fragrances with skin-quenching butters and essential oils for ultra hydration all over the body.


    • 0.75 oz. Bumble Balm Salve – 8 hydrating essential oils, in addition to aloe vera, vitamin e, and chamomile and rosemary plant extracts, Bumble Balm provides calming relief and protects dry and chafed skin.


savannah Bee Book

    • Baby, MD book – Kit is complete with a special edition book “Baby, MD: The A, Bee, C Guide to Your New Baby”, written by two Savannah, GA board-certified pediatricians based on advice they offer to parents during every day office visits. A handy on-the-go guide for diaper bags, subjects include what to expect at doctor visits, developmental guidelines, care of common conditions & infections, and much more.

Learn more and find more great products at Savannah Bee Company.

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GLOW Beauty for a cause, beauty that gives back

Glow beauty

Not only is Glow a natural and pure beauty line of perfumes, body butter, moisturizers and candles, it is a brand with a cause. Glow was founded by artist, teacher, and skincare productista, Johanna Querry Smith. Every time you buy aGLOW for a cause product, you are not only pampering yourself, you are giving back 5% to our partner non-profit organizations. Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.

I love the scents of the products and they are very gentle and effective. Prices will range form $14 body butters to $32 facial scrubs. The prices are fantastic for real ingredients and with the products I have tried a little goes a long way so these jars will last you.

Glow Inspire

Glow Inspire Perfume has a mix of floral and citrus scent. It is a solid perfume made with natural and organic oils and GLOW’s signature perfume blends. The perfumes come in solid or roll on and are Phthalate free, Cruelty free and Vegan Options.

Glow Moisturizer

The Vanilla & Aloe Facial Moisturizing Cream has 100% pure vanilla essential oil and aloe vera extract. It is free of Parabens, Petrochemicals, Synthetic Fragrance.  It is Cruelty Free and Gluten Free.

Glow for a cause

Charities GLOW for a cause Gives Back to Includes:

  • Cowgirls vs. Cancer
  • Boston Firefighter’s Burn Foundation
  • The Red Sox Foundation
  • MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
  • The Gathering Place
  • Berni’s Journey

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Natural Soaps that Save Lives with Health 2 Humanity

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Natural Soaps H2H

Buying products that save lives matters. Maybe we lack time or finances to really do things to make a difference, but sometimes helping others is as simple as purchasing from a brand that gives back for you. Health 2 Humanity takes your purchase and gives back. You get clean and natural soaps and that purchase helps fund international vocational programs that create jobs, grant scholarships, develop skills and improve lives around the world.


These natural soaps only consist of about 8 real ingredients. Have you read the ingredient list on the back of most store soaps? That’s a lot of science vocabulary written there. Health 2 Humanity soaps have ingredients such as olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, essential oils.

H2H Soaps

The natural soaps come in 4 scents-unscented, lavender, lemon and peppermint. They are non-GMO, vegan, cruelty free and hypoallergenic. Buy individually or as a subscription so you never run out and you keep on giving back. They are made in Concord, Ca (where I was born). Buy soap, donate (they are a 501c3) and share this great cause today. The soaps are packaged well enough to make great gifts. Visit H2HGlobal to learn more.

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