Sunday, September 28, 2014

september favorite things

For the past year, I’ve gradually been replacing my body lotions and products to ones that are paraben-free and more natural or organic. I feel really at peace about buying these new products, even though they tend to be a bit more expensive than the brands I was buying before. I’ve lost both my dad and my sister to cancer, and I want to take my health a little more seriously—both with what I put in my body, and what I put on it. I want to buy the best products for my kids as well.

A couple of these are a touch over the $10 limit, but just shrug that off :)

yes to grapefruit
I love everything from the hot pink bottle to the strong smell of grapefruit. It leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed, and I like that it exfoliates as well. $8.19 at Target.

palmer's cocoa butter
Now, I can’t tell you that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter prevented me from getting stretch marks completely (I’d like to think it helped though), but it is nice and thick, and it smells delicious! Since my pregnancy was last winter, it really kept my skin hydrated in the cold months. $5.49

st ives skin renewing
I typically buy the “Oatmeal and Shea Butter” St. Ives lotion, but I went with this “Skin Renewing” version this time. I think the smell is more like cucumber melon, and I’m hoping that it will give me younger looking skin as it says :) $4.79

toms of maine deodorant
It is really difficult to find a deodorant that’s not an anti-perspirant (with aluminum) as well. I was excited to find this Tom’s of Maine in “refreshing lemongrass” at CVS. $5.99

toms of maine toothpaste
I just bought Tom's of Maine toothpaste as well. I have had really sensitive teeth post-partum, so I may still have to fluctuate between a fluoride toothpaste and this one. $3.84

Also, I love eos lip balms. I keep one close at all times :) They’re always around $3 at drugstores.

burt's bees multipurpose
When you have a baby, you can’t have enough different creams and gels for their skin and diaper area. Ephraim is just getting over a terrible rash in the creases of his legs, and it was turning into a yeast infection. We’ve been using Lamisil and Hydrocortisone to knock it out, as per the doctor’s recommendation. But from here on out, I want to make sure to use more of this Baby Bee ointment on him to protect his skin from getting so bad again. $8.35 at Target.

 california baby tea tree lavender
We use this for Ephraim’s baths. I think it’s great stuff, and it helped me fight his cradle cap when he was three months-old. Tea Tree & Lavender is $11.59 at Target. French Lavender is $10.79.

 burt's bees radiance day cream
I use this day cream every morning. I like that it has Royal Jelly in it—what the queen bee eats to ensure her growth, long life, and fertility :) It’s one of the world’s most nutrient-rich substances. This is my splurge though, it’s $15.29 at Target.

 babyganics sunscreen
And lastly, this was the sunscreen we used all summer. I loved it—definitely a winner. The non-spray version is $7.99 at Target.

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  1. Love your list! I am definitely going to try that hot pink face wash! I also love EOS and buy them all the time! Have a great day!

  2. Have you tried coconut oil for the diaper rash? Just use the same kind you would for cooking, I would get organic unrefined. Works great! Coconut oil is great for moisturizing and will even take off eye makeup.

  3. Thank you for these recommendations!! I have purchased several items you have recommended and have very much liked them!! :)

  4. I love that St. Ives lotion. It smells delicious. I used Burt Bees on my son when he was a baby and it was like butter every time. He still has the softest skin! Stopping by from the Favorite Things Party!!

  5. Great list! I use that St. Ives lotion from time to time and love it!


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