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Who uses those typical Banana Boat spray sunscreens?Please protect yourself and  children by not using chemical sunscreens.
The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of these active ingredients:

  • Para amino benzoic acid
  • Octyl salicyclate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Cinoxate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Phenylbenzimidazole
  • Homosalate
  • Menthyl anthranilate
  • Octocrylene
  • Methoxycinnamate
  • Parabens

These chemicals will go on your skin and straight to your bloodstream to cause problems in your body.

There are many safe sunscreens that contain only two or one of the two safe ingredients that actually sit on your skin and protect harmful rays. These ingredients are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

Some dangers of chemical sunscreens are:

  1. hormone disruption
  2. some release skin damaging effects in the sun
  3. skin irritation
  4. allergic reactions

Please See below for a list of SAFE sunscreens for children:

  1. Badger for Kids
  2. Badger for Babies
  3. Think Sport For Kids
  4. Think Sport For Babies
  5. California Baby
  6. Blue Lizard
  7. Goddess Garden
  8. Kiss My Face Babies
  9. Sunology
  10. Burnout Kids
  11. Babyganics

Safe sunscreens for adults/ok for children too:

  1. Badger
  2. Think Sport
  3. Goddess Garden
  4. Burnout
  5. All Good

Please take the time to see what you are putting on your skin and your children’s skin, especially while in the sun! Be safe, wear safe sunscreen.

Xo,

Jodi

 

 

Natural Remedies

Clean Teeth. Non-Toxic Brush.

Happy Saturday! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend! This morning I wanted to share a tip with you to powerfully clean you toothbrushes AND possibly get you to use more greener, non-toxic ones in the process!

We brush our teeth at least twice per day but how often do we remember to clean our brushes. Brushes  are susceptible to bacteria, mold and not to mention little “critters” (nasty, gross!) Cleaning them by soaking is a weekly must to be sure they are not spreading more germs in our mouths.

Heres what I do and I’ll share various options for you:

Get a clean glass jar, fill it with purified water 3/4 from top

options:

  1. 1 tbsp of ACV (apple cider vinegar) (make sure its not white vinegar) and a few drops of clove essential oil. This NOW brand is a great bang for your buck, I always use this brand especially for cleaning.

  2. 1 tbsp baking soda (aluminum free) and a few drops of essential oil. Some great essential oil options: orange, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, clove, grapefruit. See HERE for many oil options.

Let your brushes sit for at least a few hours then rinse very good. Essential oils are strong and you don’t want them aggravating your mouth next time you brush so rinse them well!

As for these great  ECO-friendly, BPA-free BAMBOO brushes, aren’t they awesome! They are also perfect for kids because they are not too soft or too hard and very gentle on teeth and gums. I get the bamboo brushes HERE. They are very inexpensive for a pack of 4 and grab and extra pack when these are no longer good!.

Happy cleaning. Happy brushing.

Xo,

Jodi