Super lip care – Vegan style

Ready to go and now for sale are my yummie yum yum balms

natural lip balms from soothe-me
100% vegan, natural and organic made with Olive Wax and Fairtrade Cocoa butter, these are handmade deliciousness for the lips and skin. Long lasting and effective, all have a natural SPF of 15, perfect for the colder weather to naturally protect lips and skin. Bin the petroleum jelly buy a yum yum – for gorgeous healthy lips all winter!

I think I have got the texture perfectly creamy, not to oily and not to hard.  Use on any little dry skin patches. I even use mine on my face when I dont have any creams handy. The Rose and the Lemon are great for babies as dribble rash prevention balm. Click on the image to go to my shop to buy now…

Making Vegan Yum Yum Balms in our ‘cottage kitchen’ by soothe-me.com

Vegan lip balms in the making

Teething? – Add a slice of Lemon!

Anti-inflamatory Lemon

Anti-inflamatory Lemon

I got a great natural teething tip today from a Granddad.  I was with my little son at the swimming pool, he was having a grumpy day because of teething pains.

Kind Granddad inquired about my sons age and i told him, “he’s 14months and grumpy from teething..” He then gave me the tip – “Try giving him a slice of Lemon, it worked like a miracle on my grandson, and my mother swore by it!”

To be honest I thought he was a bit crazy and just humored him.
“oh ok ill give it a try..” I said.

When I got home I tried it, I gave my son a slice, at first he was horrified but then went back for more, finished it and had another slice. Kept him seemingly pain free for a good 40mins!

Old wives tale or not Lemon is naturally anti-inflamatory and ill be using it again!

Craft stalls and summer fairs

Photos of my little stall at the summer fair of Societe Generale, Tower Gateway

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My new design ‘TESTER’ labels worked well, to get customers trying things out.

The top seller of the day was the ‘Hardworking hand cream‘ in a base of  Almond oil and Shea butter oil with organic essential oils Orange, Sandalwood and Ginger, yum! For more photos of the day check out my FACEBOOK page

Pregnancy skin care

Its very important to take care to use very natural skincare during pregnancy, because it is thought that we can absorb around 60% of harmful chemicals through the skin into the body. Therefore they could possibly be in some way damaging to the baby.

For this reason I chose to use only natural skin care during my pregnancy. Faithfully I used my soothe-me 100% natural & organic bump & boobs oil everyday from 12 weeks. Its a great natural product designed to support the skin during its time of belly s t r e t c h i n g!

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I have just a few very small marks under my belly button and that is it. I am clearly very lucky and I know that genetics help too (my mum does not have any). But I DO BELIEVE the natural oil helped support and nourish my skin while it was expanding, helping strengthen and nourish the skin cells to prevent marks from appearing badly.

I have had excellent feedback from all my customers and pregnant friends that used it, some are actually still using it as a body and even face oil! I can make a special 250ml VALUE BOTTLE to order, email me – suzie@soothe-me.com

I am make bespoke products and have a great ‘Healing Oil’ that can help to heal scars and damaged skin.
I only make this to order 100ml £12.99.

Stretchmarks  in general – is there a cure?

Other good products are Mama Mio pregnancy and stretchmark products.

Revitol – I have not used or spoken with anyone who has used this but I have heard about it and its all over the internet
More useful links

http://www.stretchmarkcreamrankings.com/stretch-mark.htm

http://www.allaboutstretchmarks.com/VitaminE.htm

http://www.cks.library.nhs.uk/patient_information_leaflet/stretch_marks

A new washing powder to help Eczema

This natural skin care site has excellent Eczema advice and also mentions a washing powder called SONETT that I am going to try out.

More links: Info about it here www.sonett-online.de, buy it here www.greenfibres.com

Other useful links
National Eczema Society
www.mumknowsbest.co.uk

Natural sun screen for babies & kids

Of course when its sunny I put firstly put a sun hat on my little son (10 months 3 weeks at time of blog). I do also keep him out of direct sun between 12am and 3pm, but there are clearly times when sunblock is needed.

I thought I would share my search for a good non allergic natural sunscreen, that is good for my sons very pale and very sensitive skin. I was using a SPF30 for children by Dr Hauschka but they are stopping making it, (but to be honest it was rather pricey for a new mum at around £29 quid), also stayed very white on the skin. I think £15 is more than enough to pay so will be aiming to find products under that.

Below are some I have found worth trying:

I am going to start with this one as its a spray and I think that will be easier to use. LAVERA Sun screen SPRAY Kid & Babies SPF 25 £16.50 to £14
some good offers for it are on this website Calm n comfy

SPF25 Childrens Sun Lotion – Lavender (150ml) £14 by Green People
Organic Children Range, water-resistant, SPF25, 150ml £13.99
Very good value Jason Earth’s Best Chemical Free Sunblock SPF
Further useful links
healthhype

Welcome

This blog is a space to talk about living life naturally and healthily.
I am hoping it can be a place for mums who want to use natural skin care on their babies, through to men who want to try organic skin oils.

A place to gain simple and usable advice on natural skin care and using essential oils at home. To make simple remedies for achy muscles all to special advice and help with aromatherapy for pregnancy and birth.
Also a support space for mums to be, new mums, working mums and mums that run their own businesses to find help and support.

I look forward to creating a useful, friendly and creative blog…