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  • 1 Jul 2015

    Free Natural Beauty Bible

    This month we release our Natural Beauty Bible, packed with all the winners from the 2015 Natural Beauty Awards plus heaps of great ideas for products that you can easily make at home to soothe your family’s skin. This gorgeous guide is our gift to you, free with the next issue of The Green Parent magazine. Are you wary of what skincare to buy for your family due to long, indecipherable ingredient lists? Concerned about the chemicals contained in baby products? But unsure which natural brands to choose? […] more

  • 30 Jun 2015

    Homemade mascara, lipstick and more

    Katie at Wellness Mama shares her recipes for homemade natural make up. 'I get a lot of questions about natural makeup options, and this was definitely one of the tougher things for me to find natural alternatives for. In college, I practically collected makeup, and had endless tubes and compacts that never even got half used. While there are some good natural alternatives that you can buy (see list below), the cheapest, easiest and most natural way is to just make your own, and you might have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already!' […] more

  • 22 Jun 2015

    Honouring your own needs

    There’s no shame in sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the demands of parenthood. It can feel as if overnight your life has been taken over by responsibility and in the endless tending to the needs of others, your own needs fall pretty far down the list. It’s what you do when the feeling strikes that counts. Are you a boiler: bubbling over with stress and anger before you finally explode? Or maybe a sulker: retreating into your own resentment and frustration until you’ve cut off those close to you? […] more

  • 1 Jun 2015

    Wanted: Testers for Weleda products

    We have the opportunity for 30 of our readers to try out the gorgeous Weleda Calendula Nappy Cream this week. All you have to do is come over to our Facebook page and tell us why you’d like to try this iconic product in the comments using the following sentence starter: I’d like to try Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream for my child because… […] more

  • 26 May 2015

    Make your own Calendula healing salve

    Known as Herb of the Sun, the vibrant orange and yellow flowers of Calendula are said to lift the spirits and encourage cheerfulness. This colourful flowering plant is best known for its skin healing properties. It can be used to treat wounds, burns, insect bites, eczema, skin ulcers and rashes. An infusion of the petals can be used for treatment of flu and fevers as it helps to induce perspiration. And for ear infections, a drop of calendula oil on a cotton ball can be effective. The soothing properties of calendula in treating sore nipples and nappy rash is useful knowledge. […] more

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