Friday, May 28, 2010

EWG Releases 2010 Sunscreen Guide

This time of year as we begin to gear up for fun in the sun, the question “which sunscreen is safest for my children” is always weighing on my mind. Although, the best sunscreen is a hat and shirt, I like to have a cream on hand for those long days at the lake or pool.

It can be quite confusing with so many choices on the market. That’s when I turn the Environmental Working Group's Sunscreen Guide. It’s chalked full of surprising truths and facts. They even have an extensive list of safe sunscreens.

Here are the basics principles of finding a safer sunscreen:

  1. Make sure the active ingredient is zinc or titanium
  2. Avoid sprays, powders and products with bug repellent
  3. Apply 30 minutes before going outside and at least every 2 hours
  4. Look for 0-2 hazardous rating
  5. Limit sun exposure
If you follow these 5 simple steps, you too can have a safe summer under the sun.

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  • Save 15% on Episencial's Sunny Sunscreen with the discount code "TSLEPI". Expires June 19th.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ECOLunchbox Stainless Steel Tiffins Are Perfect for Kids

This three-in-one stainless steel lunchbox from ECOLunchbox is a handy for packing a plastic-free child's lunch without the worry of chemicals leaching into their meal. I don't know about you, but my kids don't like their foods them mixed together, so ECO Lunchbox tiffins are perfect.

  • Perfect for an older child who can open it easily
  • Big enough to store a healthy size sandwich and two sides, yet small enough that is won’t take up too much room in their backpack
  • No additional lunch sack necessary, although it’s made to fit the cloth ECOlunchbag
  • Free of BPA, PVC Phthalates
  • Great alternative to plastic lunch containers
  • Completely recyclable
And the best news is that our friends at The Soft Landing are offering a amazing 30% discount on the ECOlunches rectangle tiffin set to our readers! Enter the discount code "zoebecolunch30" during checkout through May 31, 2010. Limit one per order. While supplies last.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food

Joanie from Real Baby Real Food introduced me to a new a line of organic baby food now available in the United States, Ella’s Kitchen. This company was created out of a father’s passion for his daughter, believing that she, along with her generation, should have the opportunity to eat better food and also to discover that healthy food can be fun, tasty and cool.

Ella’s Kitchen comes in different and fun combination of vegetables and fruits like broccoli, pears and peas or peaches and bananas.

What i really like about it, is the fact they use no added ingredients other than 100% organic fruits and vegetables, not even water. And it comes in easy to squeeze resealable Tetra pack pouches, which are BPA and Phthalates free. They make a great snack for lunches at school or on the go.

The other great things about Ella's Baby Food is that you can find it almost anywhere including Wholefoods, Babies R Us and