Category: Natural Babies & Kids

Kid Friendly Vapor Rub

Years ago, I shared my original vapor rub recipe with everyone and I didn’t mention that it was only for ages 10 and over… because I didn’t know that some essential oils are not safe for kids under 10 years! I now realize that essential oils need to be used safely, and that post has now been updated and it I now only recommend that recipe for 10 and over. However, that left me in need of a kid friendly vapor rub. One that parents could use on their little ones without any potentially harmful ingredients. Yes, harmful ingredients...

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Discovering a Family Rhythm

The following is a guest post by Michelle Van Doren of Seeking Joyful Simplicity. Exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, and cranky. This wasn’t how I imagined parenting to be. What was wrong with me, and why couldn’t I just get it together? I suspect chaos, overwhelm, and a sense of failure are a normal part of running a household and parenting young children. As moms, we are expected to do it all and do it well. Our days can pass in a blur as we struggle to manage our home, attend to the never-ending needs of our children, and find the...

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Kid Friendly Creamsicle Toothpaste

Leave it to kids to quickly get bored with anything and everything. Even toothpaste flavors. I had been making my kid friendly strawberry toothpaste and the kids loved it… and then one day, they were done with it. “Can we have a new flavor?” “I don’t like strawberry today.” Sigh… kids these days! Or maybe my kids are just spoiled when it comes to toothpaste flavors. Kids who use conventional toothpaste probably do not get too many options. My kids, oh they are smart… they know that mommy can make lots of different toothpastes! Wait, you make your own...

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How to Use Essential Oils Safely

I think you’d be very hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of essential oils! Essential oils are the hottest thing around, when it comes to natural health and even if you aren’t interested in the health aspects, they are pretty popular just because they smell good! But do you know how to use essential oils safely? Essential oils work so well when it comes to health and even just diffusing into the air can make you feel great. It’s easy to feel think that since essential oils are natural they don’t have any harmful aspects but that’s not true....

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Kid Friendly Strawberry Toothpaste

When it comes to oral health, brushing our teeth is one of the most important things that we can do. This habit is so important that from the moment we see that first tooth in our baby’s mouth, we are supposed to start brushing their teeth. This habit continues to be so important that it’s something that we teach our children to do so that they can continue having great teeth. Toothpaste is something every person needs. Adults and kids alike use toothpaste but it’s rare that children like the toothpaste that their parents use. Since kids sometimes need...

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How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Dying Easter eggs is an age old traditions that children all over will take part in during the Easter season. It’s such a fun activity to do. Who wouldn’t love to dip eggs into dye and watch them turn into gorgeous colors? I grew up using store bought dyes and for a few years my kids have used store bought dyes as well. This year, we made the switch to naturally dyed Easter Eggs and loved it! Why switch to naturally dyed Easter eggs? Make Nature Part of Easter Easter happens in the spring and why not incorporate springtime...

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Lavender Diaper Cream

No matter how hard you try, your baby will likely end up with a diaper rash. This of course is the reason why there are dozens upon dozens of diaper creams to buy at the store. Unfortunately, many commercial diaper creams have not so nice ingredients in them such as BHA, fragrance, methylparaben, and boric acid. There are usually many other ingrendits in diaper creams but just these four have been linked to small things like allergies (not that allergies are a small deal!) to cellular changes! In attempt to avoid the toxic ingredients, many parents choose to buy...

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