Category Archives: Mommy/Baby/Kids

Scent: Why it matters

Both times I have been pregnant, I knew before taking any tests because of my sense of smell. With my daughter, in 2010, I knew I was pregnant because, as my husband and I boarded the crosstown bus one morning in Manhattan, I said to him, “Whoa, that woman used a lot of shampoo!” There […]

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A Guide to Essential Oils in Pregnancy

As Terri and Marc, co-founders of Integrity Botanicals, are gearing up for the birth of their second beautiful baby, it seems like an especially good time to post about the ever-confusing topic of safe essential oil use in pregnancy. My team and I at Osmia Organics get loads of emails about this issue, and so […]

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Why Phenoxyethanol Doesn’t Belong In Your Products

The personal care and cosmetics industry is pretty savvy when it comes to the bottom line. In response to consumer safety concerns, many products that line the shelves of beauty stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies are touted as free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more in an effort to capture the market share of people […]

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Zoe Organics for the Whole Family

Zoe Organics is a brand you can count on for family friendly skincare essentials. This delightful line exists to soothe, protect and heal. I rely on this gentle, effective brand for true workhorse product that meet a range of needs. From a great nontoxic bug repellant to the most indispensible all-purpose cream and so much more, […]

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Captain Blankenship’s Sail Away Bug Spray

When product efficacy really counts, it can be a gamble to swap out a conventional product for a natural, non-toxic replacement. Bug spray is the perfect example of this. Will it work without the traditional pesticides? In my mosquito infested part of the world, an effective bug spray is critical to enjoying summer weather. I’m […]

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Best Gifts For Babies

Do you have any baby showers on your calendar this spring? It seems like there are more expecting mothers than usual in my social circle at the moment, and I’m always excited to share clean, non-toxic products with the new moms and babies in my life. Integrity Botanicals has a fantastic selection from Meow Meow […]

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CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream

  What if I told you there’s a scar cream on the market that’s made with the same beautiful ingredients you’re likely to find in your high end skin smoothing serums and creams? Well there is, and it works. The CELSUS Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream was ahead of the clean beauty curve in many ways. It’s […]

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Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser

  I love a good multitasking product, and I’ve found one in the One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser. This gentle cleanser came into my life right as I ran out of my last bar soap. Apart from Dr. Bronners, it’s been a long time since I tried anything along the lines of […]

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10 Questions with Zoe Organics founder, Heather Hamilton

  Zoe Organics is a family friendly line of skincare products with a special emphasis on caring for moms and babies. The products are so gentle and effective, and though the line is my go-to when shopping for new moms, I have my own stash of Zoe products that I can’t live without—especially during the […]

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The Back to School Prep Kit

  Hello, September. Once again, the rhythm of life brings us around to the fall season, which means the back to school buzz is upon us. How does summer fly by so quickly? If you have little ones, or even not so little ones, staying organized and prepared during the school season isn’t just a […]

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