Product reviews

My 5 essential accessories for cloth nappying

We’ve being using cloth nappies nearly six months now and I feel that during that time I’ve learnt a thing or two about how to make it a stress-free and successful experience. The first challenge was to get my head around all the different brands and the various types of cloth nappies there are out there, then to figure out which […] Read more…

25 ways to use raw shea butter 

Natural raw ingredients, such as coconut oil, are having their big moment now but I feel there’s one ingredient that doesn’t get enough attention – and that’s raw shea butter. I really wish I’d discovered it years ago as it would have saved me a couple of decades of dealing with painful skin problems, including regular […] Read more…

Nom Nom Skincare – Baby range review

When my younger son Max was born six and a half months ago, I was adamant that I’d do everything in my power to give his delicate baby skin the best possible care and attention, opting only for natural and organic skincare, and to prevent any skin issues, including eczema which his older brother Leo and […] Read more…

LoveLula BeautyBox January 2017 – Review

If you’re interested in skincare and make-up, you may have heard of subscription beauty boxes. It seems there’s a new wave of boxes being brought out, be it with high street or luxury brands, focusing on skincare or make-up. The concept behind those boxes is quite simple – you sign up for a period of time and […] Read more…

My current head-to-toe beauty routine

I like trying new products so I wanted to share what I’m using at the moment as it’s likely to change soon. I will be reviewing some of the items in more detail as separate posts so watch this space. Read more…

Natural remedies for child skin ailments

If your little one has suffered from nappy rash, cradle cap or their skin is dry and prone to eczema flare ups, these tried and tested natural remedies are definitely worth a try. All of them are gentle to the skin, however if your child’s eczema or any other skin condition is severe, always consult with your […] Read more…

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…

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…

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