Photo of Me and mum 🙂
♥ From my book; What should I feed my baby?
Everything we put on our skin seeps into our system. The skin is our biggest organ. Therefore we should only put on our skin things that would be safe to eat. I do admit I have creams I do not fancy eating but you get the picture. When it comes to babies I would take it very seriously. These unspoiled pure little bodies, how can we not? It is very easy, for example, to use small cotton cloths when you are changing your baby’s diaper. You simply wet them with warm water and maybe some organic oil like coconut or jojoba. All smell is eliminated by the oil. And sometimes I also used a few drops of organic essential lavender oil. Lavender is soothing, relaxing, healing, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is safe to use on babies. After using them, I used to put my cotton cloths in a basket that I had filled up with cold water and some sea salt or bicarbonate soda (1-2 tablespoons) and then I simply boiled all of them in my washing machine every 4-5 days or so. You can also use gauzes but you have to throw them away after each use.
The cotton cloths are therefore friendlier and more sustainable to our environment. Regarding soap, babies are not dirty and do not need any soap and definitely not the regular ones with all kinds of unwanted and unnecessary chemical substances in them. I advise you to read the list of ingredients. It is enough to simply wash them with warm water and a little oil and/or lavender. If I used lavender I put a teaspoon of sea salt in my hand and a few drops of lavender into the salt and then the salt into the bath. Sounds complicated but it is not. Sea salt is also a natural disinfectant. This is all you need. We also have an internal cleaning system that I think we partly destroy with all this unnatural soap and artificial fragrants. I myself mostly use warm water and then I buy my shampoo and conditioner etc. in health stores. But I always read the list of ingredients and make sure they have no chemicals in them. I want them to be as “clean” and natural as possible for me, my future water supplies and my environment in general.
My daughter used an organic shampoo for the first time when she was 7 years old. She begged me. Until then, only warm water, sea salt and lavender in her bath. I stopped using the oil when her hair became longer and it started to look greasy instead of clean after bath! My son is now 7 and has never used soap. He smells delicious I have to say. He has his own sweet smell. I put lavender in his hair and coconut oil in his bath. Lovely!
Also we are only borrowing our earth from our children… everything we use in our shower, put into our sink, toilet etc. goes somewhere, ends up somewhere… (in our water, sea, food, etc). Now you can buy organic soap which will not harm you, your children or our environment, our earth.
♥ Organic ingredients are traditionally grown without the use of chemicals, including pesticides that pollute our air, run into our water supplies, and become embedded in our soil. Instead, organic ingredients are harvested in a way that is actually beneficial to our entire ecosystem.