It seems like more and more expectant parents are making a conscious effort to make more environmentally friendly choices in regards to parenting styles.With so many revelations being made about the potential harm found lurking in everyday products like diapers, bath and body products, and even in our foods, it's really no surprise that more people are choosing to go a more natural route. So many products contain these hazards in the form of pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, and GMO's. While this is something most people usually never even think about, they have been linked to potential adverse effects, and science is discovering more and more about them every day. The best way to avoid these issues? Go organic!
Sure, some may call green parents things like "hippies" or "tree-huggers".Trust me, I know all about the stereotypes that green families are labeled with. I cloth diaper, use organic bath and body care products, eat organic, locally sourced food whenever possible, and I use naturally based household products. I even have a tie-dye purse. So of course, some people tend to assume that I am living in the wrong decade and I belong at Woodstock, singing Kumbayah and smoking a suspicious green substance!
I must admit, I am not a hippie. I don't drive a hybrid, and I wouldn't ever hug a tree, since I know they're crawling with bugs. I am not a vegetarian, and I shave my legs and armpits, and deodorant is my friend. That's the funny thing about stereotypes. They tend to be completely misleading.
A lot of people assume that organic products are not as effective as their traditional counterparts. I used to think that, too....Until I tried them! I never really thought about going green until I was pregnant with my now 2 and a half year old, Sophie. During my pregnancy, I did a ton of research on the best products for babies. I was shocked by how many natural and organic products were available, and also by how much people seemed to love them!
That's how my love affair with going green began. I have used several different products from many, many natural companies. Once I went green, I never looked back. It's something I feel good about as a parent, since I know I am exposing my children only to pure, natural ingredients as well as teaching them to respect the Earth we call home.
If you're the parent of a little one or even heading to a baby shower, I have some great, organic gift ideas that I highly recommend from an online store called Nature's Basin. Nature's Basin is amazing, and they offer only top quality, natural and organic products for the whole family. That's right! They've got products to pamper everyone from birth all the way to 102!
Here's more about this fantastic Mom-Owned company:
Nature's Basin is committed to bringing you the finest natural, organic facial skin care, body, hand and feet care, hair care, shampoos, conditioners and treatments and cosmetics from around the world. We believe in the idea that natural, organic and mineral based products should be exceptional in results and quality. We want to make sure that not only will our products help you look your best but also help you feel your best as you support your healthy lifestyle and our earth.
Our natural, organic and mineral based products are formulated with ingredients from natural sources, such as plants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc. We select products that do not contain any synthetic chemicals, including parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, fragrances, or dyes. See the list of our organic certifications that we carry.
We not only select beauty brands that are committed to your health, but also a healthier environment through their production and packaging. We also make it easier for you to shop for products that are organic, vegan, cruelty-free and non-alcoholic based on your needs.
How awesome is that?! Well, take a look at these great baby shower gift ideas. I absolutely love these products, and I wish someone had gotten them for me when I was expecting!
First, I'd love to show you this Organic Baby Gift Set. Beautifully packaged in a see-through natural fiber bag, this baby gift set is a great selection for any mommy to be, at her shower or after the birth. The natural gift set includes three of Erbaviva's most popular items for baby: Baby Soap, possibly the purest you'll find; Organic Baby Oil to moisturize or for baby massage; and the unique Baby Washbags, small muslin pouches filled with oatmeal and milk powder for a truly gentle baby clean.
Next, check out this Organic Baby Starter Kit! This is perfect for those who would love a travel set for daycare or trips, or even for those who are skeptical about how amazing organic products are! Care for your baby's skin, easily and naturally, with this body & bath organic beauty products gift set. Packaged in a reusable zipper bag, it includes Calendula Baby Cream, a healing mid-weight lotion; Calendula Lotion, a lighter moisturizer; Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash, to gently cleanse baby's skin and hair; Calendula Oil, for baby massage, body oil, and more; and Calendula Diaper Cream, to heal diaper rash with the power of zinc and calendula. Ideal for the family overnight bag once baby is born, this gift set is also great for adults with sensitive skin.
Now if you truly want the best of the best, take a look at this gorgeous gift basket, containing so many must-have products that are sure to delight any new parent. A truly special present for your favorite mommy to be, this baby gift set is filled with full-size newborn necessities from Erbaviva, including Organic Baby Oil for moisturizing or infant massage, Diaper Cream, Baby Shampoo, and the unique Baby Washbags, muslin sachets of oatmeal and milk powder to delicately clean newborn skin. The gift set also features a natural sponge, a baby brush, a darling stuffed bear, and a story book. Comes in a beautiful basket handmade in Burma.
The awesome folks at Nature's Basin sent me a bottle of Erbaviva Baby Shampoo for my review. Baby's first locks need something mild and natural to keep them clean, and this olive oil and wheat protein based natural hair care baby shampoo is an ideal choice. With Chilean soap bark added for a good lather, it contains no harsh sulfate detergents or chemicals you'd prefer to keep away from baby. Scented with Erbaviva's delicate mix of lavender and roman chamomile essential oils, this natural hair care product baby shampoo is safe on sensitive skin. But you'll find it works for the whole family-not just for your little one.
I absolutely love the crisp, herbal scent of this shampoo. It's very relaxing and leaves my toddlers' hair soft, shiny, and smelling delicious! The shampoo isn't very thick, but don't let that fool you. It lathers beautifully and a little bit goes a very long way! I also noticed that the Erbaviva Baby Shampoo doesn't leave behind any nasty residues, rinses away cleanly and quickly, and has not irritated my babies' eyes. I also love the bottle! I know, this sounds silly...But the cute baby on the front and the sophisticated colors in the packaging give this baby shampoo an upscale, spa-like feel. Even babies deserve luxury, and with Erbaviva, they definitely get their share!
Overall, I love the Erbaviva line of products available at Nature's Basin. They're effective, luxurious, and best of all, they're made from only the finest organic ingredients. I would definitely recommend Nature's Basin for all of your natural care needs. They're absolutely fantastic, and sure to make a lasting impression. Perhaps they'll even change the way you look at going green! Oh, I should also mention that in addition to baby care products, Nature's Basin also carries some wonderful looking cosmetics, skin care products, and even products for men!
HOW TO CONNECT :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Nature's Basin on their website.
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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