Tag: chemicals
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Interview series – Gabriela Rosa of Natural fertility breakthrough

Switch for good – Chatting with Gabriela Rosa of Natural fertility breakthrough. I want to highlight some amazing women and men who are all truly inspirational in their very own unique ways. Each one has had a different journey to cleaning up their cosmetics & in…

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Greenwashing in beauty – How to avoid it

There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you are doing the right thing but then realising that you have just been hood winked….This is the way I see greenwashing in beauty. Greenwashing basically means giving the impression to consumers through branding and marketing that the product…

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What is the best mosquito repellent for babies?

There is really no easy answer to the question: what is the best mosquito repellent for babies…mosquitoes at best are a nasty nuisance but at worst they carry life threatening diseases – occasional exposure to toxins is DEFINITELY better than getting Dengue, Zika, Malaria, Japanese encephalitis…

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Mineral oil vs Baby Oil – Are they safe?

Mineral oil vs baby oil – what it is the difference and are they ok to use on my little one? Baby oil is mineral oil with added fragrance. Mineral oil is also labeled as paraffin or petroleum. Mineral oil is an ingredient widely used in the…

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How to detox your bathroom cabinet – my top tips

I thought I had written quite a bit about products I love for myself and my baby recently but maybe some of you want a more methodical approach as to why you should change the products you and your family have been using for years. So…

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4 truly natural baby bath products – no hidden nasties

I started changing my cosmetics products when I was struggling to have a baby. It was super hard as at the time I couldn’t find much information. I had a great support group of women going on a similar fertility journey, we all shared brands and…

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5 essential tips – how to avoid itchy, dry skin during pregnancy

Lots of my friends really struggled with dry skin during pregnancy, not just on their ever expanding tummy but all over – legs, arms, face everywhere! So when I (finally) got pregnant many friends gave me suggestions of what they used to combat the 9-month itch!…

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Endocrine disruptors in cosmetics – will this effect my fertility?

If you are struggling to get pregnant you probably have lots of questions, like I did. There are so many resources out there telling you to do different things and many people who will make assumptions about what your issue is. My advice would be take…

Pregnancy safe Makeup – do I really need to change?

You are pregnant, congratulations! You now have a loooonnng list of all the things you are not allowed to eat and drink from your doctor, your mother, her friend, her friend’s friend…a random lady in the supermarket….! It’s exhausting, speaking from recent experience this is only…

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Dangerous chemicals in cosmetics – An easy guide

We all use so many cosmetics products everyday on our bodies. How do we decide which ones to buy – big brand names? advertising campaigns? celebrity endorsements? pricing? family and friends’ recommendations? We probably never look at the ingredients do we? We assume companies would not…