Tag - beauty products

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Love Earth Love Home Pledge
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Organic Beyond Food: Feminine Care Products
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Organic Beyond Food – Cosmetics
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Making Better Decisions: Makeup Removing Wipes Recipe
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Are You Getting the Whole Truth About Your Personal Body Care Products?
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Keep Your Kids Healthy with Safe Sunscreen
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Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Sun – Some Sunscreens May Be More Dangerous Than the Sun!
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Is Your Baby Absorbing Chemicals From Skin Care Products?

Love Earth Love Home Pledge

As part of the Naturepedic family, you care about healthier products for your home and your family, and that means caring about the environment to protect the world we live in too. Our commitment to sustainability and the environment is one of our biggest motivations in designing healthier sleep products for your family, and we are celebrating Earth Month with a giveaway from some of our favorite Earth-friendly brand partners. These amazing prizes will set you up for a healthier home when you take the Love Earth Love Home Pledge. Win These Earth-Friendly Prizes We only recommend the best at Naturepedic, and we hope you’re as excited about our partners as we are. One lucky winner will receive our Grand Prize package valued at over $1,500 with a gift from each of these great brands that will help you Love Earth and Love Home. Beautycounter: Beautycounter is a skincare and cosmetics brand that provides safer beauty products without sacrificing performance.[…]

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Organic Beyond Food: Feminine Care Products

Go Organic. Period. It’s Earth Month, the time of year when we love to protect and care for our Mother Earth. Roughly a third of the population regularly deals with a little gift from Mother Nature, and what’s more natural than the joy of womanhood? When this monthly visitor arrives, most women head to the store for the usual menstrual products never knowing that there are more natural options out there. You can actually go organic on your period! Organic cotton pads and tampons significantly reduce the pesticide and chemical exposure to your body compared to conventional hygiene products. What’s Wrong with Conventional Products? In our cosmetics blog, we already talked about how the skin is one of the largest organ systems of the human body. Anything that touches our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, and this includes toxins present in menstrual hygiene products like pads and tampons. Dr. Joseph Mercola points out in a 2013 Huffington Post article[…]

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Organic Beyond Food – Cosmetics

The skin is one of the largest organ systems of the human body, absorbing materials that come in contact with it. What you put on your skin really matters; many common makeups and cleansers contain carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals), endocrine disruptors, and common allergens and irritants. Just like you might transition to eating more organic food to reduce your chemical exposure in food, consider transitioning to more natural and organic options for your cosmetics and personal care. Start by doing your research with a resource like the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. This tool has data about over 64,000 personal care products that are rated with a score indicating their chemical safety. According to the EWG’s database: – The FDA requires no safety testing for cosmetic products – Europe has banned over 1,000 cosmetic ingredients while the FDA has only banned eleven – Cosmetic ingredients can be breathed in, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin – Marketing claims are[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Makeup Removing Wipes Recipe

– DIY and Reusable – Organic Ingredients – Made in USA   After starting at Naturepedic, I’ve been on a mission to clean up my home life one segment at a time. One-third of my life was cleaned up instantly when we got our Naturepedic EOS organic mattress. But the other daily items that touch my skin or my food took a little more time and energy. Household cleaning products were a mere switch of a shelf at the store… but personal care items? I really had to focus, do some research and talk to friends and peers. Some things – like shampoo – were quick and easy. But convenience items, like makeup removing wipes? Not so much. I liked some conventional brands but I wanted the wipes with products I trusted. In the meantime, a friend of the family shared her at-home recipe for facial cleansing wipes. I know what’s in them, they’re reusable and easy? Win-win! In lieu[…]

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Are You Getting the Whole Truth About Your Personal Body Care Products?

Toxic chemicals in mom’s body pass through to the baby. Creating a healthy environment for our kids doesn’t start with the food we feed them, the personal products we use to keep them clean, the air they breathe or the materials we use to clothe them.  It starts with their very first home – mom. So many things in mom’s body pass through to the baby during development in the womb, it’s extremely important for mom to make the right decisions about her own food, her personal care products, the air she breathes and the materials she uses for clothes. For the uninitiated, it might seem difficult to figure all that out. Especially with the rampant ‘green-washing’ – labels that make a product look safe for us and for the environment when, in fact, it’s not. Let’s take personal body care products – soaps, lotions, shampoos, body lotions, cosmetics, and so on – as an example. Are Body Care Products[…]

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Keep Your Kids Healthy with Safe Sunscreen

Summer is upon us – it’s time for swimming pools, beaches, lots of sand, sun, and sunscreen. Of course, you don’t want your kids (or you) to get burned, but experts now advise that you really investigate the type of sunscreen you’re using. In fact, research shows that the chemicals in many sunscreens can cause serious health problems. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been investigating sunscreens for some years. They stay abreast of the latest research on the safety and efficacy of the ingredients and formulations and keep us informed. This year, EWG has compiled a list of little known facts about sunscreen, and they’re not pretty. For example, here are a few important things you might not be aware of: – There’s very little evidence that sunscreens prevent skin cancer. – There is evidence that sunscreens may actually increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer. – According to the FDA, there is an “absence of[…]

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Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Sun – Some Sunscreens May Be More Dangerous Than the Sun!

If you’re going to the beach with a newborn, it’s easy to keep them out of the sun. But once they’re mobile, they want to crawl in the sand, play with their little pail and shovel, make mud pies and splash in the water. How can you safely protect your active little one from the sun? This new guide will give you the skinny on protection, and tell you the truth about sunscreens. The Environmental Working Group has compiled info on sun safety for you your kids, including research on 1400 different sunscreens (don’t worry, you don’t have to plough through all that research) to help you figure out which are safe and effective. The new EWG sunscreen guide (read or download the guide by clicking the link), offers the following: – A list of the top sunscreens – by which we mean the least toxic while still being effective. – A searchable database in which you can find out[…]

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Is Your Baby Absorbing Chemicals From Skin Care Products?

We’re not in the skin care business at Naturepedic but we do care about babies being exposed to chemicals – which is why we get our crib mattresses certified by GREENGUARD and by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). We also like to pass any information along that might help prevent babies from being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals. Along that line, I recently came across some startling information about absorbing chemicals through the skin: Did you know that women absorb five pounds of chemicals through their skin, into their body, from their cosmetics and skin care products alone – every year? Obviously, women use a lot of things babies don’t – makeup, for example – but, still, babies are exposed to soaps, shampoos, sometimes dry skin lotions, salves and lotions for diaper rash, powders, diaper wipes, and so on. When you take a look at it, it’s a pretty long list. And many of these products, even the mild[…]

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