Skincare

What’s inside…? Natural children toothpaste

This week’s analysis has a slightly different take as I’ve been asked about which natural and fluoride-free toothpaste for children I would recommend. So here are my top three picks. Read more…

DIY deodorant – A recipe

In my review post on Schmidt’s natural deodorants, I wrote that I was planning to try out a homemade recipe for a natural deodorant à la the Schmidt’s one. Well, three batches later and here it is. Read more…

What’s inside…? Aveeno Baby range

This week’s analysis looks at products from the Aveeno Baby range. The colloidal oatmeal (fine milled oats) used in all of Aveeno (owned by Johnson & Johnson by the way) products has recognised skin-soothing properties, especially beneficial for those with dry and eczema-prone skin. But let’s scrutinise the other ingredients. As with my previous analyses, I’m looking for feedback on how useful these […] Read more…

Byron Bay Skincare – A Review

I’m always on the lookout for new natural skin care products and now that I am a busy (not to mention sleep-deprived!) Mum of two, buying a new facial oil, face mask or body butter is my biggest treat.  I’m also at that stage (and age!) in my life when I know I need to put in a bit […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… baby wet wipes

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients. This week, I’m looking at five sets of baby wet wipes of the most popular brands. Many parents opt for the convenience of using wet wipes on their babies, either as part of a regular nappy changing routine or when out and about. As this type of product comes so […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… stretch mark products

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients in a selection of skin care products. This time, I’m looking at creams, oils or other skin care products aimed at pregnant women who want to prevent stretch marks. Whether you believe that stretch marks can be prevented or not, I suspect that you are likely to reach […] Read more…

Natural Schmidt’s deodorants – a review

I had been looking for an aluminium-free deodorant for a while and whilst I found a few on the high street, unfortunately they either didn’t do the job properly or contained other ingredients considered to be harmful, such as PEGs and parabens, and so my search for a truly natural continued. And then I came across […] Read more…

Two hand care essentials for a busy Mum

It’s a sure bet that a day in every busy Mum’s life includes a lot of hand washing – what with all the nappy changing, washing-up endless kids’ bowls and plates or trips to the loo with a toddler going through potty training. However, frequent hand washing, even if you may be using a gentle detergent-free […] Read more…

My newborn’s skin care routine (part 2 – products analysis)

My newborn’s skin care routine (part 1 – lessons learnt)

As I await my little man no. 2, I have already looked into what skin care routine I would like to follow to make sure his delicate skin is nourished from the outside. Whilst many products designed for babies promise to be gentle and soft to babies’ delicate skin, having analysed ingredient lists of some […] Read more…

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