Saturday, September 26, 2009

Immune System Booster

       I wanted to share an interesting article by Norma Erickson about making elderberry syrup.  This all natural syrup is made from only three ingredients:  elderberries, water, and raw honey. 

We've all heard about the andioxidant and cholesterol lowering properties of berries.  Honey also contains antioxidant as well as antimicrobial properties.  To see Norma's recipe, click here.

Remember, you should not give honey to children younger than 12 months.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Allergy Concerns in Baby Shampoo?

Have you ever heard of Quaternium 15? Neither had I!  It is an ingredient found in many personal care products, including some baby shampoos and body washes.  This chemical preservative has been shown to be a strong allergen which can cause contact dermatitis.

 Of course not everyone is allergic to this chemical, but it might be wise to avoid products containing it when bathing your newborn.  The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which includes founding members Friends of the Earth, the Clean Water Fund, and the Breast Cancer Fund, together with the American Nurses Association,  has called on companies to remove hazardous chemicals from their children's products.

I've recently learned about a company called Earth Mama Angel Baby (don't you love that name!) which offers products which are all pure and natural.  Their goal is to combine the wisdom passed down through generations of women with modern research and testing techniques.

Earth Mama Angel Baby has a lovely and informative website describing their natural, organic, non-toxic products, which include everything from herbal teas for mom to safe, pure lotions for baby.  It's worth visiting the site just to see the beautiful pictures!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Natural Dental Care

I just read an interesting article about making your own natural toothpaste from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.  According to Quickstar at, some of the ingredients in commercial toothpaste tend to dry the inside of the mouth of some people, making it more prone to sores or infections.

  The recipe is simple and could be a fun project to make together with your toddler.  Who knows - they might even be more enthused about brushing if they make their own toothpaste!  And, although your child probably won't care, they'll be doing something that is safe and healthy for themselves and the environment!  Click here to check it out.

Happy Birthday, Happy Green Babies!

       Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my blog!  I decided to start this blog because of the difficulty my friends and I have had finding green, natural, healthy ideas, recipes, products, etc. for our babies.  I'm hoping to begin a lively mom-to-mom discussion here!

        I am interested in ways to keep our homes and families as safe, pure, natural, and toxin free as possible.  I'm always on the lookout for herbal and organic alternatives to traditional medicines, cleaning supplies, clothing, and so on, which are as beneficial to the environment as they are to our babies.

     I will be providing you with interesting and relevant information and ideas to take you from pregnancy through post-partum recovery and beyond!

     I hope you will leave comments with any good tips you have and suggestions for what you'd like me to include in my articles!